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Remarriage and Maintenance Termination

  Parties in a divorce case should pay close attention to resolving issues concerning whether maintenance will continue after remarriage. The economic lives of spouses are frequently closely intertwined in marriage. It is often impossible to later segregate the respective decisions and contributions of the spouses. This legislative declaration is the basis for “maintenance” (also … Continue Reading

Top Ten Reasons Not to Call 911

  Domestic violence is a serious issue requiring involvement of the court system and law enforcement to protect the safety of the victim and punish the offender. However, calling 911 and involving the court and law enforcement when there is a disagreement or argument can have life changing consequences for the couple involved in the … Continue Reading

Tip Income for Child Support and Maintenance Income Assignments (Garnishment)

Employees who owe money for child support or maintenance (alimony) may have their wages (including tips) garnished by the employer, so that the child support or maintenance can be paid to the ex-wife or ex-husband. Employers who have to make payroll deductions are faced with difficult choices when trying to understand and implement Colorado law … Continue Reading

Buying a House While Going Through a Divorce

Many divorcing couples don’t have sufficient financial resources to consider buying a new home while the divorce process is happening. But for those persons fortunate enough to have good credit and what appears to be adequate income to buy a new house before the divorce is final, the home purchasing process can be a rocky … Continue Reading

Hiring Private Decision Makers & Coordinators in Parenting Matters

Recent changes in Colorado law have created new opportunities for parents in divorce, post-divorce, and custody (allocation of parental responsibility) cases to resolve disputes and implement parenting plans, without Court intervention. The parties may use the services of a parenting coordinator, parenting decision-maker, or arbitrator. Parenting Coordinator A parenting coordinator may be appointed by the … Continue Reading

Legal Rights of Stepparents

The title of this article may seem like an oxymoron. However, stepparents do have some rights under Colorado law. Following a divorce, a parent may resent his or her ex-spouse’s new husband or wife – and try to limit what the stepparent can do in the children’s lives. Other times, following the death of a … Continue Reading

The Dr. Phil Show: Anatomy of a Divorce

Gregg Greenstein’s Guest Appearance on The Dr. Phil Show: Anatomy of a Divorce                Mr. Greenstein was featured on two segments of the very popular Emmy Award nominated Dr. Phil national TV talk show on CBS (KCNC Channel 4 in Denver). Mr. Greenstein is the second attorney to represent … Continue Reading

Allocation of the Dependency Exemption in Colorado Child Support

When child support is determined initially or modified, the Court can also decide who can claim the children as dependency exemptions on tax returns. According to Colorado law, the dependency exemption is allocated based on the parties’ financial contributions to the costs of raising the children. This language in the Colorado child support statute has … Continue Reading

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