In Colorado a parent who believes their child is in immediate or imminent danger while with the other parent has the right to file an emergency motion to restrict that parent’s parenting time.  Upon the filing of such a motion by one parent, the parenting time of the other parent alleged to be the threat to the childrens’ safety is immediately restricted pending a hearing that must occur within 14 days.

Unfortunately, a dishonest or malicious parent can abuse this process by filing motions to interfere and take away the other parent’s parenting time for their own selfish reasons that are entirely unrelated to child safety.  If you are in this situation having been filed on and the motion is determined to be frivolous, the law provides for remedies such as an order that the filing parent pay for your costs and attorney fees that you expended to defend yourself.

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