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5 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid During A Divorce

Posted in Divorce on December 6, 2017

Even the most amicable divorce can be complicated. What was previously a team effort suddenly turns into a potential battle between two people intimately familiar with each other. It’s like watching two football teams face off for their annual game. You know it’s going to get dirty, rough, tense, and nerve-wracking. Rules will be broken,… read more

Grandparent’s Rights Regarding Grandchildren

Posted in Child Custody on November 27, 2017

Families come apart for numerous reasons: death, divorce, abuse, imprisonment, long-term separation (e.g., military deployment), and more. In these instances, sometimes the grandparents are the most stable guardians in a child’s life. Despite this, grandparents do have automatic legal rights regarding their grandchildren, though specifics regarding custody vary from state to state. To make sure… read more

5 Reasons “Gray” Divorce Is On The Rise

Posted in Divorce on November 20, 2017

A new trend has been on the increase over the last two decades; an increase in “gray divorces,” which happen when people over the age of 50 file for divorce. More than 90 percent of the adult population gets married prior to turning 50, but between 40 and 50 percent of those couples do not… read more

What To Do When Your Ex Won’t Pay Child Support

Posted in Child Support on October 25, 2017

Child support rulings help parents maintain quality of life for their children after a divorce, but if one spouse refuses to pay required support payments, it can disrupt life for everyone involved. Raising children is expensive, and a spouse who refuses to pay court-ordered child support can cause significant financial strain on the other spouse… read more

What Does Colorado Child Support Cover?

Posted in Child Support on October 18, 2017

When a couple with children divorces, the Colorado court system uses the divorce proceedings to determine the best interests of the children going forward after the marriage ends. Since the divorcing couple will likely move into separate homes, custody and child support payments are common elements of divorce proceedings. In the state of Colorado, child… read more

Colorado Permanent Orders Hearing

Posted in Divorce,Separation on October 12, 2017

There are many steps to a divorce case in Colorado. The final stage is the Permanent Orders Hearing. During this conclusive hearing, the judge reviewing the divorce will make the final determinations concerned marital asset and debt division. The judge will also determine maintenance awards, such as spousal support or alimony. If the divorcing couple… read more

Are Mothers Favored In The Child Custody Process?

Posted in Child Custody on September 27, 2017

There has been a tremendous amount of public discussion over equal rights in recent years. One significant issue seems consistently ignored despite these trends is the treatment of fathers in the child custody process. This is an area of life that leaves men at a distinct disadvantage compared to women, and the family court system… read more

What If A Parent Doesn’t Honor A Child Custody Schedule?

Posted in Child Custody on September 14, 2017

Of all legal proceedings, child custody arrangements are often the most contentious. Once established, however, they are legally binding unless amended by a judge. So what happens when a parent doesn’t honor the prearranged child custody schedule? Issues Concerning Custodial Parents It’s important to remember that a child custody arrangement is a court order. A… read more

Serving Your Divorce Papers In Colorado

Posted in Divorce,Separation on August 31, 2017

Maybe you’re in the beginning stages of contemplating a divorce, or maybe you’re getting ready to file an official motion. No matter what stage you’re at in considering a divorce, the idea of taking the next step can be scary. Knowing about the process can help put your mind at ease and prepare you for… read more

Understanding Uncontested Divorces in Colorado

Posted in Divorce on August 22, 2017

If you and your spouse have an amicable relationship and agree on all child custody and property division matters, you may want to consider filing for an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces are the fastest and most cost-effective kind of divorce. The state of Colorado refers to these kinds of divorces as “decrees upon affidavit.” Do… read more

The Impact of a DUI on a Child Custody and Divorce

Posted in Child Custody,Divorce on July 31, 2017

A DUI charge is never easy to face, but it can feel even more stressful if it accompanies divorce and child custody proceedings. On top of your existing emotional and financial strains, a DUI creates the need for yet another attorney, mandatory court appearances, and potential jail time and fines. If you are looking for… read more

How Can I Pay Child Support If I Am Unemployed?

Posted in Child Support on July 24, 2017

There may come a time when you can no longer afford your court-ordered child support payments. You may have recently incurred unexpected bills, received a demotion at work, or even lose your job. The unemployment rate in the U.S. was 4.8% in the beginning of 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While this… read more

What If My Spouse Won’t Agree To A Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Separation on July 17, 2017

When two people experience irreconcilable differences in a marriage, both parties typically want to complete the divorce process as quickly as possible. But this isn’t the case in every relationship. Sometimes, one party wants to stay married or delay the process by refusing to participate. If your spouse won’t agree to a divorce, there are… read more

What Factors Does A Judge Consider In A Colorado Child Custody Case?

Posted in Child Custody,Separation on July 10, 2017

Custody battles are some of the most dreaded aspects of divorce cases in Colorado. No parent wants to fight for the right to have child custody – nor prove to a judge that he or she is a “good” parent. In Colorado, the law refers to child custody as “parental responsibilities.” When both parents agree… read more

How To File For Child Custody Modification In Colorado

Posted in Child Custody,Separation on June 12, 2017

There may come a time when you need to make changes to your child custody agreement. Custodial and noncustodial parents can file for modifications to child custody in Colorado. The courts support safe and supportive living arrangement changes, and prefer these kinds of modifications to disruptive changes. The courts will only accept a child custody… read more

What Happens if I Am Unable to Make My Child Support Payment?

Posted in Child Support,Separation on May 30, 2017

During divorce or legal separation negotiations, the Colorado courts will calculate child support payments based on the monthly gross incomes of both parents and estimates of what each parent spends on the children. The noncustodial parent (the parent without primary custody) will pay his or her share of the obligation to the custodial parent. To… read more

Can You Lose Custody of Your Child if You Miss Too Many Visitations?

Posted in Child Custody,Separation on May 23, 2017

After a legal separation or divorce, the courts may order a child custody (or “parenting time”) agreement, in which one parent does not have full or joint custody, but visitation rights. Visitation rights in Colorado grant non-custodial parents the opportunity to visit children in supervised or unsupervised settings on a pre-determined schedule. Shared parenting time… read more

What Are Different Types of Alimony?

Posted in Divorce,Separation,Spousal support on May 9, 2017

Alimony is one of the more hotly debated aspects of many divorce cases. Alimony, referred to as “spousal maintenance” in Colorado, is a court-ordered payment one spouse must give to the other spouse after a divorce or legal separation. A spouse may have to pay alimony for the maintenance and support of a dependent spouse…. read more

How Is A Legal Separation Different From A Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Separation on April 24, 2017

If you and your spouse no longer want to be together, you have two main options: legal separation or divorce. Understanding the difference between these two – and the litigation and/or judgments they may entail – can significantly help you and your spouse navigate tricky legal processes. Separations and divorces can be complex, but the… read more

What Are the Differences Between Contested and Uncontested Divorces?

Posted in Divorce,Separation on April 12, 2017

While any divorce case can be a headache for all involved, some are more complex than others. As is the case in most states, there are two types of divorce available in Colorado: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce is one in which the spouses cannot agree on one or more key issues – culminating… read more

Filing For Child Relocation in Colorado

Posted in Child Relocation,Separation on April 6, 2017

A divorce is hard on everyone in the family, especially the children. Many times, the custodial parent will want to move to a new city or state and start life anew. While the parent may feel this necessary, child relocation is often a contentious subject between the two parents, because one will feel that their… read more

Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Attorney

Posted in Divorce on March 31, 2017

When two people decide to end their marriage, the proceedings can be expensive, tearful and downright confusing. Each state, while mostly similar, has different laws about how assets are divided, custody is awarded and compensation is determined. So what should you ask your lawyer about your divorce? Meeting With Your Attorney Any information, even that… read more

Protecting Your Assets During A Divorce

Posted in Divorce,Separation on March 22, 2017

In a divorce, it’s usually more than the people that become separated; assets owned conjointly, or even those you owned before marriage, can go to your ex-spouse. This is often the most contentious subject in a divorce, but there’s ways your can protect your assets so that you can keep them. While the discussions may… read more

What Is a Parenting Plan?

Posted in Child Custody,Child Support,Divorce on March 15, 2017

In a divorce proceeding, both the courts and the parents are focused on what is in the best interest of the children involved. Routine and predictability are important for children, as they provide emotional stability and allow them to adjust to a new and difficult situation. Parenting plans go a long way to providing this predictability, giving children their best shot at adapting to a new environment and flourishing.

Are Children’s Choices Taken Into Account by the Courts During a Divorce?

Posted in Child Custody,Divorce on March 9, 2017

Divorce proceedings can be stressful, particularly when there are children involved. The matter of custody is often the most contentious, as both parents want a say in the upbringing and welfare of their children. In an ideal situation, parents come to a custody arrangement out of court, with the help of a mediator and their respective attorneys. In fact, some judges require mediation before setting a custody hearing.

Factors Parents Should Consider When Determining Child Custody

Posted in Child Custody,Divorce,Separation on February 23, 2017

Divorce, even when amicable, is rarely an easy process. When there are children involved, the issue of custody can be hotly contested and traumatic for both the children and parents. To minimize disruptions to your family life and streamline the process, take time to prepare for your child custody hearing. These are the factors recommended… read more

What Are Different Types of Child Custody?

Posted in Child Custody,Divorce on February 16, 2017

Child custody decisions are often the most difficult parts of a divorce or dissolution of marriage. If you and your spouse have minor children and are going through a divorce, there are many parental responsibility decisions you or the courts will have to make. There are several different child custody agreements – now legally referred… read more

How is Child Support Calculated?

Posted in Child Support,Divorce on February 7, 2017

Any divorce between couples with minor children must undergo parental responsibilities planning (what the courts used to call custody agreements) during the divorce or dissolution of marriage process. Parental responsibilities include parental time, decision-making power, and child support payments. Each state has its own rules for calculating child support, or the financial support one spouse… read more

Factors to Consider When Filing For Divorce

Posted in Divorce,Separation on January 26, 2017

Every divorce case is different, but one thing remains the same – the more prepared you are for the process, the easier it will be. Filing for divorce is never easy. It’s an emotionally charged and complex legal process that requires adequate thought and planning. Retain a lawyer to be your advocate during this difficult… read more