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What You Need to Do to See Your Child More in 2017

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Category: Child Custody

What You Need to Do to See Your Child More in 2017

The New Year often brings a new focus to our priorities and goals. While 2016 may have been the year of focusing on your career or getting your life back on track, you may want to focus on your relationships and your role as a parent this year.

 

Most parents have the benefit of being able to spend time with their children whenever they would like, but if you are bound by a custody arrangement, you may not be so lucky.… continue reading

When Coloradans Can (and Can’t) Modify Child Support

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When Coloradans Can (and Can't) Modify Child Support

If you are a parent, you already know that “children are expensive” is an understatement. Whether you’re buying diapers or textbooks, the financial obligations of a parent always seem to keep building and building.

 

This is why Colorado puts child support payments in place for divorced parents. One parent cannot typically support a child (not to mention multiple children) on their own, especially if the divorce is sudden and the financial obligations of single parenthood were not planned.… continue reading

Everything You Need to Know about Colorado Family Law Mediation

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Everything You Need to Know about Colorado Family Law Mediation

It’s not easy to make decisions while you are getting a divorce. The whole reason you are separating with your ex is because you are not getting along, or have different ideas for how your lives should look in the future.

 

While you are looking for ways to resolve your disputes, consider mediation. This form of conflict resolution creates a civil atmosphere, aims to leave both parties satisfied, and works through the complicated (and often very emotional) decisions that come with divorce.… continue reading

Why Are Divorce Rates So… Low?

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Category: Divorce

Why Are Divorce Rates So... Low

We all know the common statistic about divorce in America: roughly 50% of marriages end in divorce, right? Wrong. Sort of.

 

First, let’s talk about where the 50% statistic comes from. When statistics about the rate of marriages and divorces come out each year, the two are compared and usually the rate of marriage doubles the rate of divorces. Hence, 50% of marriages end in divorce.… continue reading

How Can I Determine the Amount of Alimony I Will Get?

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Category: Divorce | Alimony

How Can I Determine the Amount of Alimony I Will Get

For many, divorce changes everything: where you live, who you’re living with, your employment status, your relationship with the people closest to you, and so on. A lot of these things are up in the air throughout the divorce process, which can leave your future at a standstill for months while the judge is trying to make his or her decisions.… continue reading

Colorado Representative May Face Jail Time over Divorce

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Category: Divorce

Colorado Representative May Face Jail Time over Divorce

We mentioned in our blog last week that no matter who you are, the process of getting a divorce can be extremely messy and have very real consequences on your ability to see your children or own certain assets.

 

That post focused on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. This week, we’re going to look at a divorce case a little closer to home.… continue reading

What We Can Learn From Angelina And Brad’s Child Custody Battle

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What We Can Learn From Angelina And Brad's Child Custody Battle

Divorce is something that always has the potential to become emotionally charged and complicated. This is even truer when children are involved. When the couple divorcing is a pair of world-renowned celebrities who share custody of numerous children, all bets are off.

 

Such is the case with the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The primary battle in the couple’s divorce settlement has revolved around who will get custody of the couple’s six children.… continue reading

8 FAQs about Division of Assets in Divorce

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Category: Divorce | Marital Property | Division of Assets

8 FAQs about Division of Assets in Divorce

Divorce is not just about heartbreak, it’s about loss – the loss of a relationship with your spouse, the loss of a single family unit, and the loss of countless other things. Many of the losses experienced in divorce are intangible, but there are plenty of tangible losses that happen during divorce proceedings as well.

 

One of these tangible losses is that when you get divorced, your assets will be divided based on Colorado’s equitable distribution policy.… continue reading

Can I Modify Child Support Payments in Colorado?

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Category: Family Law | Child Support

Can I Modify Child Support Payments in Colorado

When a judge in Colorado decides on divorce and family law rulings, he or she is making a decision that best suits each party’s financial situation and needs at the current time.

 

But in a matter of moments, someone’s financial situation can flip on its head. Big changes may prevent a person from paying a certain amount of child support or alimony.… continue reading

5 Things to Look For In a Colorado Family Lawyer

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Category: Divorce | Family Law

5 Things to Look For In a Colorado Family Lawyer

But this kind of thinking is wrong-headed. Family law rulings can have an extreme impact on your life. Depending on the judge’s decision, you may have to give up custody of your children, or your financial situation could be flipped on its head. And in some family law cases concerning domestic violence, protection orders, or contempt of court, you could even end up facing criminal penalties.… continue reading