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In Colorado, is a custodial parent free to move to another state?

Denver, CO family law attorney Halleh Omidi discusses whether a custodial parent is free or not to move to another state.

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so under colorado law when we’re talking
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about custodial parent we’re talking
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about what we call a post-decree
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relocation and in that instance under
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our statute and case law
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unless the other party agrees then we
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have a contested post-decree relocation
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matter
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and so in that instance our statutory
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framework and from our case law
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gives us several factors that the court
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needs to analyze
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before permitting the children to
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relocate with that parent so for example
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what are the relocating parents reasons
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for
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relocating in terms of a comparison of
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the
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schools at the present location versus
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the schools at the proposed location
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how did those schools compare with one
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another and the various educational
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opportunities for the child
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the court would also analyze the
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presence or absence of extended family
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at the current location versus the
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proposed relocation
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and then the court’s also going to
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examine
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what the effects of the relocation have
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on the minor children
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so we do an analysis of the initial
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statutory factors that we look at in
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terms of the best interests of the child
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and as well these nine other factors
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that i just gave you a couple examples
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of so it’s a pretty robust analysis

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