Author Archives: Gregg Greenstein

Teenagers and Parenting Time (Visitation)

Parenting Time (Visitation) Parenting time (visitation) orders and agreements in parenting plans or stipulations are sometimes made long before children are teenagers. Or, sometimes parenting time (visitation) orders and agreements are made when children are teenagers, but things change after the divorce or custody case is over – and those orders just don’t work any… Continue Reading

Who Gets to Claim Child on Taxes After a Divorce?

Claiming the Dependency Exemption On Your Tax Returns After A Divorce Colorado has a law that explains how the dependency exemption for a minor child will be handled, after a divorce decree (dissolution of marriage) is entered. The law is contained in Colorado Revised Statute C.R.S. Section 14-10-115. The law says: (12) Dependency exemptions. Unless… Continue Reading

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Colorado passed new laws concerning marital agreements and pre-marital agreements, effective for agreements signed on or after July 1, 2014. The new law is called the “Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act,” and radically changes the prior law concerning prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. This article highlights some of the more significant changes from the prior… Continue Reading

Colorado’s New Maintenance (Alimony) Formula

Introduction There’s a big change coming to Colorado law in 2014 concerning maintenance (sometimes called “spousal support” or “alimony”). After decades of having maintenance determined on a case-by-case basis determined by the facts in each situation, the new maintenance law will allow judges to apply a maintenance formula when awarding maintenance for periods of time… Continue Reading

Civil Unions in Colorado

Effective May 1, 2013, Colorado is now one of several states in the United States that recognizes “civil unions.” Colorado’s civil union law allows two eligible persons to receive the same benefits and protections that married spouses have under Colorado law. A partner in a civil union is a person who has established a “civil… Continue Reading

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Lawyer Handling Divorce Cases on a Statewide Basis If you were suffering from a cardiac problem and needed a cardiologist to help with an ongoing process, would you choose the one closest to your house simply because it’s easy to get to his or her office, or the one who comes highly recommended and… Continue Reading

Divorce & College Expenses

Divorced Parents and Child College Expenses Paying for college tuition, books, fees and room and board expenses can cause financial hardship for all parents. When parents are divorced or going through the divorce process, paying for college expenses can be a source of major controversy. However, Colorado child support law is clear concerning divorced parents’… Continue Reading

Restraining Orders – A Basic Guide

Colorado law allows for Courts to issue temporary and permanent civil restraining orders to prevent harm. Restraining orders are referred to as “protection orders” in Colorado. Restraining orders (also called “protection orders” in this article) can be issued quickly, inexpensively, and without notice to the person against whom it is issued. Once the judge signs… Continue Reading

Child Support, Spending and Extracurricular Expenses

Where Does All That Money Go? Child Support, Spending and Extracurricular Expenses Colorado law is not specific concerning how a parent receiving child support is supposed to use the money. Child support is generally determined by a formula. The formula is supposed to calculate child support based upon the parents’ combined adjusted gross income estimated… Continue Reading