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Does anyone know what exactly 'primary custody' means in the state of Colorado?

Does anyone know of a GREAT attorney who fights custody battles for my daughter in Leadville, CO. She had a son with her boyfriend (never been married) and her ex wants my daughter to sign a 'primary custody' form. I'm in IL and it's hard to help her in CO.
Please help!

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Asked by lar-cyn at 3:04 PM on Oct. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • You mean so she gets primary custody? In some states, the mother automatically gets primary custody if they are unmarried at the time of the child's birth.

    Answer by ballewal at 3:07 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Primary Physical Custody
    Primary physical custody is a term that is often used to denote the parent with whom a child spends or lives the great majority of time with. It is a term that is often used in cases where parents are awarded joint physical custody and one parent has slightly more time than the other. In states where there is no statutory language to define the legal meaning of primary physical custody can create confusion with its interpretation, particularly in "move-away cases."

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 3:09 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • primary custody generally means she will have 'primary physical custody' of the child. in other, the majority of the time the child will be with her, but the father has visitation rights. she really needs to find a lawyer in the area though. have her do a google search for family law in leadville colorado. custody can be tricky andthe wording of the decree can mean everything in the long run.

    Answer by rfurlongg at 3:11 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I lived in Leadville Colorado in 2004...and the court system back then was HORRIBLE...

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 3:12 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

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