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14-10-123.3. Requests for parental responsibility for a child by grandparents


Whenever a grandparent seeks parental responsibility for his or her grandchild pursuant to the provisions of this article, the court entering such order shall consider any credible evidence of the grandparents past conduct of child abuse or neglect. Such evidence may include, but shall not be limited to, medical records, school records, police reports, information contained in records and reports of child abuse or neglect, and court records received by the court pursuant to section 19-1-307 (2)(f), C.R.S.


Source: L. 91: Entire section added, p. 261, 1, effective May 31. L. 98: Entire section amended, p. 1378, 4, effective February 1, 1999. L. 2003: Entire section amended, p. 1401, 4, effective January 1, 2004.


Cross references: For the legislative declaration contained in the 2003 act amending this section, see section 1 of chapter 196, Session Laws of Colorado 2003.


Law reviews. For article, Parental Rights and Responsibilities of Grandparents and Third Parties, see 30 Colo. Law. 63 (May 2001).