Family Law

The short answer to this question is, “Yes, parents can be ordered by the Colorado court system to attend parental education classes.” In fact, most counties require parties with children to attend a parenting class before the case can conclude. The goal of participation in these programs is to educate parents about children sharing their […]

What are the Requirements for Divorce in Colorado?

Filing for divorce in Colorado is similar to filing in other states. Most states have specific requirements for filing regarding where the person lives, the length of time he or she has lived there, and his or her reasons for wanting a divorce. What qualifications must you meet to be eligible for divorce in Colorado? […]

Creating a Parenting Plan in Colorado

A parenting plan is a legal document used to guide unmarried anddivorced parents in decision-making, parenting time, and managing various childcare issues. Parenting plans in Colorado include, at a minimum: Agreement between the parties regarding parental responsibilities (decision-making); Basic schedule that reflects when the child(ren) will spend time with each parent on a regular and […]

A Child and Family Investigator (CFI) is an expert that speaks on behalf of a minor child. His or her opinion plays a vital role in decisions made by the court regarding a child. Prior to giving his or her opinion to the court, the CFI interviews all involved parties, observes the child interacting with […]

What Happens When Divorced Parents Need to Relocate?

Families relocate all the time, but when parents are divorced and children split time between their parents’ homes, relocation can be a hotly contested issue. Though a parent might try to remain in the area to be close to his or her children, life can bring unexpected changes. If a career or military obligation, or […]

Financial issues are one of the most contentious during divorce proceedings. Understanding the laws regarding financial matters and divorce is essential if you want to protect your rights and your assets. What do you need to know? First, consider the various issues tied to financial matters in a divorce. Most financial issues fit into one […]

What You Should Know about Spousal Maintenance in Colorado Spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) is the money paid to a spouse during and following a divorce if he or she is unable to provide for his or her own reasonable needs. Colorado does not offer an automatic right to long-term alimony, which means that […]

Can I Have My Marriage Annulled?

An annulment legally renders a marriage non-existent. Couples often mistakenly assume that they qualify for an annulment if their marriage was short. Unfortunately, length of marriage has nothing to do with whether or not an annulment is possible. The issue is the validity of the marriage. How can you determine if annulment is an option […]

Child support payments are often a point of contention during a divorce. Despite a parent’s desire to do what is best for his or her child, there might be concern over whether payments are fair or reasonable. If the parents don’t share a 50/50 parenting time schedule, the non-custodial parent might feel the custodial parent […]

What are the Basic Steps for Divorce in Colorado?

Though many divorces are complicated and can grow more so as spouses argue over custody, property, and other sensitive issues, the basic steps for divorce in Colorado remain the same among all marriages. If you are considering a divorce and have no idea where to begin, this overview of the process can help. The process […]