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Child Relocation in Denver, CO

Guidance from a Denver Divorce Attorney

The decision to uproot you and your families’ lives and move is always a difficult one — but if you are a divorced parent who is a primary caregiver, the decision can be even more complex. By the same token, if you are a divorced parent whose co-parent is trying to move away with your child, swift and assured legal action is needed to ensure that your presence in your child’s life is protected.

No matter what your relocation needs are, my firm can help. Clients that come to Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC choose experienced, dedicated counsel that has been serving Colorado families for more than 30 years. I understand how tumultuous a relocation petition action can be for a family and always ensure that my clients’ voices and concerns are emphatically heard during this emotional process.

Take the first step towards resolving this matter by retaining a trusted Denver divorce attorney. Contact my office today.


Whether you are a co-equal parent or a primary caregiver parent, you must seek permission to relocate from the court. Under C.R.S. 14-10-129(1)(a)(II), it is required that the parent seeking must provide certain documents.

When seeking relocation, a divorced parent must provide:

  • Written notice of their intent to relocate
  • The location where they mean to relocate to
  • The reason for the relocation
  • A proposed parenting plan revised to account for the relocation

A hearing will then be set and a judge will review the provided documents. If a co-parent wants to object to the relocation, that will be heard during this hearing as well. Ultimately, the child’s best interests will be the priority during this hearing and the court will review all factors relevant to this, such as the child’s proximity to extended family, their education, and other considerations.

No matter what side of a relocation petition you are on, it is essential that you have capable legal counsel by your side. Do not face this process without the advocate you need to meet your relocation goals — contact me to schedule a free case evaluation today.

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