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What is parenting time? What is visitation?

In Colorado, the courts allocate “parenting time” and this is the scheduled time each parent has with their children. This is not based on how parental responsibilities have been divided, but rather on the needs and ages of the children.

Parenting time is also not tied to payment of child support. So, parents who refuse to pay child support still are legally entitled to see their children. The courts enforce parenting time with the same – or more – vigor as they enforce payments of child support.

Recommended Reading

Gemelke, Tenessa. Stay Close: 40 Clever Ways to Connect with Kids When You’re Apart. Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 2005. Print.

 

Price, Margaret S. The Special Needs Child and Divorce: A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Handling Cases. Chicago. Ill.: American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, 2009. Print.