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What Happens to My Maintenance Obligation If I Decide to Retire?

Will my maintenance obligation reduce or terminate when I retire? For many, the decision to retire is an easy decision that comes as a natural next step. For others, the decision to retire is difficult and filled with financial uncertainty and stress, especially when the decision is irrevocable. This is especially true if you have … Continue Reading

Child Support and Maintenance Modification in Colorado During the Coronavirus Era

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, Visitation and Child Custody in the Era of COVID-19 the Novel Coronavirus

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

Common Law Marriage 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

Teenagers and 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 more in the … 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:  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

Risk Management for Child Custody Evaluations

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

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