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Jurisdiction To Modify Family Law Orders On Appeal

Concerning continuing jurisdiction to modify family law orders during the pendency of an appeal.
2021 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The act declares the intention of the general assembly to reverse the holding and decision in the Colorado supreme court's (court) January 13, 2020, opinion in In re: The Parental Responsibilities Concerning W.C. The act gives the court continuing jurisdiction during the pendency of an appeal:

  • Under article 10 of title 14, to modify a decree respecting child support or maintenance; to make or modify an order granting or denying parenting time rights; and to modify an order allocating decision-making responsibilities;
  • Under the "Uniform Child-custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act", to exercise temporary emergency jurisdiction;
  • Under the "Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act", to modify an order concerning the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities; and
  • Under the "Uniform Parentage Act", to modify an order for child support or for allocation of parental rights and responsibilities.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (8 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/07/2021 Signed Act PDF
    04/27/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/06/2021 Rerevised (2) PDF
    04/05/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/01/2021 Revised PDF
    03/02/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    03/01/2021 Engrossed PDF
    02/16/2021 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details