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October 13, 2023

When does someone usually file for allocation of parental responsibilities?

A person can file for allocation of parental responsibilities under the following circumstances:

  • as part of a petition for divorce or legal separation;
  • by filing a petition in the district court in the county in where the child lives; or
  • by filing a motion in an existing juvenile court case.1

For more information about whether or not to file, see What are some advantages and disadvantages for getting an allocation of parental responsibilities order? To find out what the process will be like for you based on your particular situation, please consult a lawyer in your area.

1 C.R.S. § 14-10-123(1)(a)