Effective July 1, 2019, House Bill 19-1215 (signed May 23, 2019) implemented changes to the child support guidelines. Previously, if you were a stay at home parent providing primary care for a child less than thirty (30) months of age, you were not required to be employed. And, if you were not employed, the Court [...]
During a divorce, experiencing various emotions such as sadness, anxiety and even anger is not unusual, and seeking sympathy and the emotional support from others is only natural. However, it is important to understand the difference between confiding in a few close friends versus sharing your thoughts and feelings with a few hundred acquaintances on [...]
Family law cases can be long, tiresome, emotionally draining and expensive. Moreover, because these cases involve the most private issues, resolving these disputes outside of the courtroom is often best for all involved. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving the legal battle without the cost and delay that is often present in [...]
Colorado is one of only 10 states that recognize common-law marriage in the United States. Common-law marriage is an informal marriage that is recognized based upon the parties living together and holding themselves out as a married couple. Unlike a civil or religious marriage, there is no requirement that there be a ceremony or that [...]
While parents of minor children may choose to go their separate ways and sever financial ties, children of separated parents will continue to need financial help from both of their parents. The law in Colorado recognizes the importance that financial support from both parents has on the future success of children and is structured to [...]
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Colorado ranks #10 in the top states where couples are likely to get divorced, with 3.7 divorcees per 1,000 people. And, while most have the best intentions when choosing to marry, statistics show that subsequent marriages are even more likely to end in divorce than the first [...]
When yourself and the other parent of your child are no longer together, the court decides the allocation of decision-making and parenting-time related to your child. You may become the parent with whom the child resides with for the majority of time or the non-custodial parent. You may file for a motion with the Court to modify the current allocation of parental responsibilities in Colorado.
In situations where you and the other parent of your child are no longer together, the court decides the allocation of parental responsibilities (decision-making and parenting-time) related to your child. You may become the custodial parent (the parent with whom the child resides with for the majority of time) or the non-custodial parent. Often times, [...]
As a parent going through divorce or child custody case, you have to be mindful of what life will look like for your children, moving forward. In allocation of parental responsibilities in Colorado, the court considers several factors. Find out what they are.
As if the emotional turmoil of going through a divorce or custody weren’t enough, the financial toll of legal fees required to litigate these issues can add unnecessary stress to the process. Often, divorcing spouses are faced with a difficult decision; represent yourself and risk losing it all, or get legal representation and hope to [...]