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Gram

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What's next?
« on: Apr 15, 2006, 07:02:17 PM »
Dear Soc,

The paternal grandmother filed a motion to allow her to intervene in my paternity case (The father admits paternity, so this case is to decide parenting responsibilities, visitation, decision making.)

She also filed for grandparent visitation. Both of these motions were denied. Now she's taking them to the Colorado court of appeals.

1. If the decisions are affirmed, what legal step could she take next?

2. If the decisions are reversed, what can I do to fight her?

3. How many further legal steps could be involved, if she loses her appeal?

4. When, if ever, is the court's decision absolutely final? In other words, will she be able to take me back to court again and again?

Thank you for your time.


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RE: What's next?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2006, 07:13:26 PM »
>1. If the decisions are affirmed, what legal step could she
>take next?

Colorado Supreme Court, followed by the U.S. Supreme Court. In either case, the courts do not have to agree to hear the appeal. I think she will discover that her costs will be so extraordinary that she will give up long before. But, who knows.

>2. If the decisions are reversed, what can I do to fight her?

Respond to the appeals; try to assert that they are frivolous and that you should have your attorney fees reimbursed.

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>3. How many further legal steps could be involved, if she
>loses her appeal?

Only two -- see #1.

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>4. When, if ever, is the court's decision absolutely final? In
>other words, will she be able to take me back to court again
>and again?

She has two more shots after the appellate court. After that, she's done.

Gram

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RE: What's next?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2006, 07:26:37 PM »
Thank you so much. It's good to know there's an end in sight.

 

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