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.
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.
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.
When you appear for your Initial Status Conference, you’ll need to be prepared to discuss the case status.
“Divorces are emotional for you and the ones that love you. A third party that knows the court process will help temper down swift reactions. He can also draft your messages in a more neutral tone. He/She can convey positions that could be difficult to assume by you.”
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.
There are several ways to make your child support payments in Colorado.
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:
Any parent who requests that the Court enter orders on parental responsibilities in Colorado is required to take a co-parenting class. The purpose of the class is
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.
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.
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,
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.
Wills and trusts are two common features of estate plans. They are different ways to approach distributing your assets after death and can be used separately or together.
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.