Category Archives: Divorce

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

Same Sex Marriages and Maintenance

Gay and lesbian, (same sex marriages) couples face unique challenges concerning awards of maintenance (alimony) in Colorado courts. Co-Author:  Gregg A. Greenstein, 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… 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

What Is Mediation?

What Is Mediation and Do I Have To Go To Mediation? In most family law cases, the court orders mediation where the parties have to try to resolve their differences with a neutral third party, the mediator. In the event that you are able to resolve your differences (and there is a signed settlement agreement)… Continue Reading

25 Co-Parenting Tips

25 Co-Parenting Tips for Dealing with Baby Momma or Baby Daddy Once you get past the point of asking yourself how exactly you got into this predicament, you will hopefully be looking for solutions for co-parenting with the other parent in the long-term. You may not like the other parent, but the goal of both parents… 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