Common Law Marriage in Colorado – Significant 2021 Changes in the Law.
Introduction The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has resulted in self-employed individuals having no work to do; a rise in unemployment claims; pay cuts; termination and furlough. As part of a divorce case, a child custody case, a legal separation case, paternity case or other proceedings, a husband, wife, parent or other person may be court-ordered … Continue Reading
Parenting time exchanges and concerns about your child’s health while in the other parent’s household for visitation or parenting time can be challenging during the COVID-19 coronavirus isolation, quarantine and shutdown periods. There are some basic concepts to keep in mind concerning how divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) laws and parenting time (visitation) laws … Continue Reading
While buying or selling a home or other real estate in Colorado is often completed without the use of an attorney, there are special considerations and complex legal issues that arise when buying or selling a home or other real estate in the middle of a divorce case. Consulting an attorney who has knowledge of real estate law and divorce should be part of the plan to buy or sell real estate, while a divorce case is pending in Colorado.
Co-Author: Brittaney McGinnis How Do You Get Married in Colorado? There are two ways in Colorado to be married: common law marriage and by obtaining a marriage license certificate. Same sex couples or heterosexual couples can be married by license or they can be common law married. Common law marriage is an often misunderstood concept. … Continue Reading
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 more in the … Continue Reading
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
Gay and lesbian, (same sex marriages) couples face unique challenges concerning awards of maintenance (alimony) in Colorado courts. Co-Author: Sylvia Brownfield, Esq. The US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the landmark 2015 decision Obergefell v. Hodges. If a same sex couple applied for a marriage license after the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the date … Continue Reading
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
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