Will I Get Sole Custody or Joint Custody

Colorado does not have joint custody or sole custody. Colorado uses the term parental responsibility - which can be either joint or primary.


If parents equally share in overnight visitations with the minor children, they have joint parental responsibility. Colorado also divides residential responsibility from decision-making responsibility. Sole decision-making responsibility occurs when a parent is able to make all major decisions (education, religious, extracurricular, and medical) regarding the minor child without consulting with the other parent. Joint decision-making responsibility occurs when the parents have to share the responsibility of those decisions.


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