For victims of domestic violence in Colorado who have children, one of the most troublesome thoughts is whether the child will have to spend time with the abusive person once the parent's relationship with that person is terminated. As odd as it sounds, there is a possibility that a parent accused of abuse could still be awarded parenting time or decision making responsibilities.
Of course, the main responsibility of the family court judge is to decide what is in the child's best interests. The judge has the responsibility to ensure the child is safe. The judge has to look at a variety of factors to decide what is best for the child.