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
Where do I file my custody case? This question is particularly important if your case involves a parent who lives in a different state than the child, or if you just recently relocated, or are thinking of relocating, to a new state.
Co-Author: Brittaney McGinnins 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
What You Should Know About Child Support Calculations in Colorado.
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
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
An Overview of Risk Management for Child Custody Evaluations Child custody disputes are not pleasant and often represent one of the most difficult aspects of a challenging time for families. Because of the contentious nature of these disputes, psychologists who are involved in child custody evaluations are often the target of licensure complaints or lawsuits filed … 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
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