Child support in Colorado is determined by a formula. It uses the parties’ incomes to calculate a base amount of support required for each parent and includes adjustments for health insurance, day care, and other agreed-upon expenses. The goal is for the parents to share the costs of raising the children in an equitable way.
Communication is a two-way street, so set up a call if there are things you’d like to discuss.
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.
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.
What should you expect during your family law consultation with your lawyer to find the right fit?
You should head into mediation with a few goals, and a few ideas for what is necessary for a settlement, versus what is negotiable to get to that settlement. A useful concept in formulating your offers and responding to counter-offers is the BATNA
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:
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.
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.”
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?
There are several ways to make your child support payments in Colorado.
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
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.
Sometimes, the Court may order or parties may agree that a parent’s parenting time needs to be supervised to protect a child’s best interests. Supervision may take place with an agreed-upon person (such as a family member or friend) or with a professional supervisor.
The major types of adoptions have similar procedures in court, but they also have some differences that affect how long an adoption takes.