Colorado Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: Parents’marriage has been declared invalid or dissolved, or court order of legal separation entered, legal custody of the child given to a third party or child placed outside home of either parent (except for children who have been adopted or placed for adoption), or the grandparent must be the parent of the child’s parent who has died. Title 19, Article 1, Section 19-1-117 (C.R.S.A. 19-1-117 et seq.). Additional affidavit required.

When Adoption Occurs: Grandparent visitation rights automatically terminate upon completion of adoption by anyone other than a stepparent.

Child Custody Statutes: Best interest of the child considering: (1) parties’wishes; (2) child’s wishes; (3) interaction and interrelationship between child and parties, siblings and other significant persons; (4) child’s adjustment to home, school and community; (5) mental and physical health of all persons involved; (6) custodian’s ability to encourage sharing, love, affection and contact with the other party; (7) evidence of parties ability to cooperate and make joint decisions; (8) evidence of each party’s ability to encourage sharing, love, affection and contact with other party; (9) any history of abuse or neglect, (10) any history of spouse abuse; and (11) various other factors relating to joint custody. C.R.S.A. 14-10-123 et seq.

Parents May Choose: No

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