When I meet with parents of teenagers, I’m frequently told that “she’s 13, so she gets to decide where she lives,” or asked “how old does he have to be before he gets to decide?”
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.”
If you’ve never hired a lawyer before, you should get familiar with how you will be compensating your lawyer.
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.
Of course, needing an estate plan and actually getting it done are two different things. But let’s think about the advantages of taking the leap and getting an estate plan.
The injunctions for parental responsibilities and divorce cases are similar, but the divorce injunction includes additional clauses.
The major types of adoptions have similar procedures in court, but they also have some differences that affect how long an adoption takes.
Let’s face it, it will be a lot less scary to talk to me about a hearing a month from now than to walk into court without a lawyer.
While some people may believe that their spouses should be punished for bad behavior during the marriage, the no fault policy means that the court doesn’t have to air the parties’ dirty laundry, or make moral decisions rather than legal and equitable decisions.
Once joint decision making is established, it is very difficult to undo, and in the meantime, you may be opening the door to ongoing conflicts.
Not so long ago, spousal maintenance – what we used to call alimony – could be ordered by the Court on a permanent basis.
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,
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?