Information on emergency jurisdiction is here
It is common to simultaneously apply for restraining orders.
For information on this is CO
please see here
for Texas please see here
If paternity is established the court will determine custody/visitation based on the best interests of the child. Factors the court will consider, with the last factor being the "catchall" that allows the judge to consider whatever the judge deems relevant; of course domestic violence can have a serious impact on custody/visitation.
The age and physical and mental condition of the child, giving due consideration to the child’s changing developmental needs;
The age and physical and mental condition of each parent;
The relationship existing between each parent and each child, giving due consideration to the positive involvement with the child’s life and the ability to accurately assess and meet the emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the child;
The needs of the child, giving due consideration to other important relationships of the child, including but not limited to siblings, peers, and extended family members;
The role that each parent has played and will play in the future in the upbringing and care of the child;
The propensity of each parent to actively support the child’s contact and relationship with the other parent, including whether a parent has unreasonably denied the other parent access to or visitation with the child;
The relative willingness and demonstrated ability of each parent to maintain a close and continuing relationship with the child, and the ability of each parent to cooperate in and resolve disputes regarding matters affecting the child;
The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age, and experience to express such a preference;
Any history of family abuse or sexual abuse and
Such other factors as the court deems necessary and proper to the determination.
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