The major types of adoptions have similar procedures in court, but they also have some differences that affect how long an adoption takes.
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.
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.
If you’ve never hired a lawyer before, you should get familiar with how you will be compensating your 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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
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 Court generally requires parties to mediate before going to a hearing. This means that even if you’re sure your case won’t settle, you should make a good faith effort in mediation.
What should you expect during your family law consultation with your lawyer to find the right fit?
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.
Parents today probably know the term “custody” from their childhoods or from the internet. However, that’s not the term that applies in Colorado.