This is a very complicated scenario that would be impossible to address fully on a message board. You really ought to consider sitting down with a family law attorney to discuss all of the possibilities here.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
If you have court orders regarding parenting time, you cannot just decide to disregard them without consequences. If you believe the current parenting time schedule is not in your daughter's best interest, you MUST file to change the parenting schedule with the Court. If you believe that parenting time is endangering your child, you can file a motion to restrict parenting time. You CANNOT simply decide to do this without seeking approval of the Court and explaining your reasons.
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I am so sorry for your troubles. While it is best to work with an attorney to make sure you get this done properly, you might consider filing a motion to restrict parenting time under C.R.S. 14-10-129.4. You would need to provide the voice mails and text messages to support your claim of imminent emotional harm to your child. It is not a good idea to withhold a child from court ordered parenting time without taking action as described herein. If you wish to schedule a consult, please feel free to give us a call.
In addition to the valuable information provided by my colleagues, you need to know that he cannot just relinquish his parental rights. Parental rights can be terminated as a consequence of a dependency and neglect case, they can be terminated as part of a stepparent adoption proceeding, but judges do not let parents just give up their parental rights and responsibilities.
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