Colorado is one of the states that recognizes that grandparents are an important part of a child’s life. Colorado law has provisions for grandparents and other third parties who are seeking the allocation of parenting time and responsibilities with minors in certain cases.
It is possible in Colorado to be a grandparent and have rights where you can visit grandchildren regardless of a death or divorce of the child’s parent.
The Colorado laws and protections where grandparents may seek to establish parental rights and responsibilities or visitation with a grandchild are the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act (“UDMA”), and the Children’s Code. Grandparent rights are typically complex issues and it usually involves an attorney who has experience in these issues. Colorado law regarding grandparent rights is different than other states, so it is important to consult with a Colorado attorney and not just an attorney who has experience nationwide with this issue.