Colorado Family Law since 1973

IS IT STILL EASY FOR AN EX-SPOUSE TO RELOCATE WITH MINOR CHILDREN

 

IS IT STILL EASY FOR AN EX-SPOUSE TO RELOCATE WITH MINOR CHILDREN

Many parents have heard from the other parent, either during the divorce or post dissolution, that he or she is thinking of relocating to another state and taking the minor children to that state.  One of the things that has changed in Colorado over the years is that the courts and the law makers have made it much more difficult for a parent to remove the minor children from the state of Colorado.  The relocating parent must prove to the court that the benefit of the relocation to the minor children outweighs the detriment to the minor children of the loss of a normal relationship with the parent who is being left behind.  If that parent who is being left behind has a wonderful relationship with the minor children and the reason for the relocation is simply that the relocating parent wants to move to another state – he or she is not required to relocate by an employer for example – then under normal circumstances the court will not allow the parent who wants to relocate to take the minor children with him or her.