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What is the difference between physical custody and legal custody in Colorado?

Denver, CO family law attorney Halleh Omidi explains the difference between physical custody (known in Colorado as “Allocation of Parental Responsibility” or “APR”) and legal custody (in Colorado, “Decision Making”).

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so
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our statute in colorado changed several
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years ago so we don’t actually use the
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uh verbiage custody anymore we now use
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the verbiage of
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allocation of parental responsibilities
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or what we call apr
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for short and so under that framework
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in terms of physical custody we now
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refer to that as parenting time
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so the days of the week that the
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children are with mom or with dad
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and whether it be for regular parenting
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time vacation parenting time holiday
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parenting time
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and then legal custody is now what we
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refer to as
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decision making so who makes the major
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decisions for the children
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in the areas of medical education
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extracurricular
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and religion well parties can either
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have joint decision making where they
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put their heads together and make those
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decisions together or one parent can
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have soul decision making
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and they can make those decisions after
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consultation with the other parent

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