Emergency Restrictions of Parenting Time

Protecting Children

Emergency Motion to Restrict Parenting TimeIf your child is in danger as a result of parenting time with the other parent, you may be able to file an Emergency Motion to Restrict Parenting Time against that parent. This motion is an important tool for protecting children, but must not be used lightly or without justification. You must show that the minor child is in imminent physical or emotional danger because of the child’s time with the other parent. The word “imminent” conveys that a danger must be present at the time the motion is filed, or can be proven to be likely to occur in the very near future. In addition, the danger to a child’s physical or emotional health must be significant. The statutory authority concerning emergency motions to restrict parenting time is C.R.S. §14-10-129(4).