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
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
Chris Atkins, a 48-year old Colorado resident, helped his now ex-wife Lori Lonnquist raise Lonnquist’s daughter from the age of 2 ½ until she turned 11. At that point, Lonnquist and Atkins filed for divorce. Atkins was then denied the right to see or contact the girl he had helped raise by Lonnquist. But he wasn’t denied the “right” to pay child support.… continue reading
It is normal to feel nervous while you’re waiting for your divorce to be finalized. There are so many big life changes that you won’t be able to control – at least not completely.
How is your marital property going to be distributed? Will you be able to spend as much time with your kids as you’d like? What about alimony?… continue reading
Divorce proceedings and becoming a single parent are extremely stressful situations. You might be asking yourself, “How can I properly provide for my child? How can I properly provide for myself?”
As you plan for the future, you need to have a clear idea of how much income you are going to receive so that you can set a proper budget.… continue reading
Divorce is inherently stressful – dividing assets, rewriting wills, and adjusting to a new living situation are all emotionally draining. But if you are getting a divorce and have children, the process can be downright traumatic.
Children may not be emotionally equipped to handle such a big life change, so it’s important that each parent does everything possible to ensure their children are happy, comfortable, and cared for.… continue reading