Nonparent Rights

Nonbiological parents — those who are acting in a parenting role — play an important role in the lives of countless children. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are limited in their legal rights because they have no biological tie to the child.

At Scardina Law, we understand the importance of psychological parents in the life of a child. If you need legal help to continue playing an important role in the life of a child, please call us at 303-502-5540.

Representing Psychological Parents

A psychological parent is broadly defined as any nonbiological parental figure in the life of a child. In Colorado, a psychological parent can be anyone who exercised physical custody of a child for 182 days or more. A stepparent, for example, may be considered a psychological parent if the child spent five days a week living with the stepparent over the past year.

We represent psychological parents who are seeking help with the following:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Adoptions
  • Visitation

If you are providing care for a child but feel limited in your legal rights because you are not the child's biological parent, talk to one of our lawyers to find out how we can help. We represent stepparents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and others who are playing a parental role in the life of a child.

Grandparents' Rights

We routinely represent grandparents who are looking to play an integral part in the life of a grandchild.

In some families, a grandparent may not be allowed to see a grandchild. In these cases, the grandparent can seek visitation rights.

In other cases, a grandparent may need to step in and fulfill the duties of a parent. We can help in grandparent custody cases as well as visitation.

Contact Us for Help Exercising Your Rights

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