Jurisdiction Juvenile Court Parental Responsibilities
The bill allows the juvenile court to take jurisdiction involving a juvenile in a juvenile delinquency case and subsequently enter orders addressing parental responsibilities and parenting time and child support matters when:
- The juvenile court has maintained jurisdiction in a case involving an adjudicated juvenile, a juvenile with a deferred adjudication, or a juvenile on a management plan;
- An action related to child custody, a dependency and neglect action, or an action for allocation of parental responsibilities involving the same juvenile is not pending in a district court in this state, and the court complies, as applicable, with the requirements of the 'Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act';
- All parties, parents, guardians, and other legal custodians are in agreement or have been given proper notice; and
- The juvenile court finds that it is in the best interests of the juvenile involved.
The juvenile court is required to provide notice in compliance with the Colorado rules of civil procedure, except that service must be effected not less than seven business days prior to the hearing. The notice must be written in clear language stating that the hearing concerns the allocation of parental responsibilities.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)