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Legal Resources

Grandparent caregivers run the gamut, from those who have legal custody, with all the rights and responsibilities that entails, to those who provide care when parents are unable to so or just need a break. Caregiving can be temporary or permanent, formal or informal. Whatever the arrangement, grandparents often have many legal questions. This category includes websites that provide legal information related to raising grandchildren in the state of Colorado. Many of the listed websites provide search tools and resource locators. Educational information provided on this website or any other should not be used as a substitute for seeking sound legal advice. Your situation may require legal assessment or advice to meet your individual needs. Please contact an attorney or other qualified legal advisor in your area. Assistance in finding an attorney is available through Find A Lawyer on the Colorado Bar Association website.

  • American Bar Association's Center for Children and Law
    The Center's can provide answers to legal aspects of raising grandchildren and presents the most recent and up-to-date information on ABA-approved standards and policies.
  • Colorado Bar Association
    The "For the Public" tab on the website leads to online searches for lawyers, legal assistance programs, and legal resources. The site also has lots of other information about the Colorado legal system and Colorado laws.
  • Colorado Legal Services
    CLS is for low-income Coloradoans searching for legal solutions. CLS provides legal advice on raising grandchildren, including taxes and health care. Go to the "CLS Offices" link on their website in order to locate the office nearest you.
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
    Provides civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado. Legal Aid hosts some free Evening Legal Clinic Presentations.