Not so long ago, spousal maintenance – what we used to call alimony – could be ordered by the Court on a permanent basis.
When you appear for your Initial Status Conference, you’ll need to be prepared to discuss the case status.
No one expects a perfect performance because testimony isn’t a performance. It’s an opportunity to share facts with the court. At hearing, all the hard work you and your lawyer have put into the case comes to the Court.
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?”
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.
Many people struggle with deciding whether to change their names as part of a divorce. The Court will change your name if you request it, but
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 injunctions for parental responsibilities and divorce cases are similar, but the divorce injunction includes additional clauses.
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.
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.
Parents today probably know the term “custody” from their childhoods or from the internet. However, that’s not the term that applies in Colorado.
What should you expect during your family law consultation with your lawyer to find the right fit?
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:
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,