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Legal Information: Colorado
Updated: September 13, 2018
I am not the child's parent. Can I get parental responsibilities of the child?
A person other than a child’s parent can file a petition seeking parental responsibilities of a child in the county where the child permanently resides or in the county where the child is located if:
- The child is not in the physical care of one of the child’s parents; or
- If the petitioner has had physical care of the child for a period of 182 days or more (and, if applicable, the petition must be filed within 182 days of the termination of that physical care); or
- If the petitioner has been granted custody of a child or has been allocated parental responsibilities through a juvenile court order.1
1 C.R.S. § 14-10-123(1)(b)-(d)
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