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 […]

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 […]

Two MLS Shareholders Serve as Faculty at 2014 Colorado Real Estate Symposium.  On July 11, 2014, MLS Shareholder Fred Skillern, Esq. presented a Case Law Update at this year’s Real Estate Symposium in Vail, Colorado.  The Real Estate Symposium is an annual continuing legal education conference for real estate lawyers throughout Colorado.  Click here to […]

1 – Get InformedAs soon as you hear that a project is coming that will affect your property, gather as much information about the project as possible such as project plans, resolutions, and reports. Keep any correspondence related to the project. Take good notes of every conversation you have with a government representative. 2 – […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know about Parental Kidnapping

The average co-parenting relationship might have its bumps and occasional issues, but many parents are able to make decisions together in their child’s best interest. Though each might see things through a different filter, their intentions are good. Unfortunately, when things are extremely contentious between parents and one feels threatened or frightened about his or […]