The Colorado legal system doesn’t show up in the national news very often. Unfortunately, on recent occasions, CNN has had something to say about our judicial branch. In particular, two judges have resigned in the last year.
When you appear for your Initial Status Conference, you’ll need to be prepared to discuss the case status.
The injunctions for parental responsibilities and divorce cases are similar, but the divorce injunction includes additional clauses.
It’s common for kids to have behavior issues before or after transitions. You may see some more pushing boundaries than usual, or some sadness or acting out. It’s the parents’ job to not exacerbate those issues.
There are several ways to make your child support payments in Colorado.
Most people understand the term “guardian” in terms of a person who takes care of a minor child. That is one valid definition, but a guardian in legal terms is broader.
What should you expect during your family law consultation with your lawyer to find the right fit?
When you hire a lawyer, you take a lot of stress and work off your plate. However, what you have left to do still has a huge effect on your case. How can you ensure that your lawyer can do the best possible job for you?
When you begin a divorce or parenting case, be prepared to share bank statements, debt statements, tax returns, and documentation of your income. Each type of document will be relevant to dividing a marital estate or for establishing child support.
Many people believe that when they put together an estate plan, they need to “avoid probate.” Most of the time, these are people who have heard stories about difficult family situations after a loved one’s death that have cost years or thousands of dollars. However, probate, on its own, isn’t a bad thing.
The courts in Colorado require that parties dealing with divorce or parental responsibilities be financially transparent to the other parties and the Courts. In order to understand parties’ financial situations,
Colorado is one of nine states that recognizes common law marriage. This is an area of the law that seems simple, but can be very challenging to deal with when a divorce is looming.
Not so long ago, spousal maintenance – what we used to call alimony – could be ordered by the Court on a permanent basis.
A challenging part of divorcing or establishing parental responsibilities is having to communicate and negotiate with your ex. If your case is contested, you also need to be prepared for your communications to be shared with a judge. Here are some guidelines:
If there are concerns about a parent’s care of a child, or extreme conflict between the parents, the Court can appoint a Child and Family Investigator, or “CFI.”