What Happens If You Need an Emergency Protective Order in Colorado?

If you have been threatened or harmed by your spouse or domestic partner, you have a right to request a temporary civil order of protection (a restraining order). A civil order of protection is a court order stating the person in question must stay a specific distance away from you and also prevents the person to whom the order is issued to not trespass on certain property. These orders are...
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What Happens If You Need to Modify Your Decision-Making Orders?

If you and your child’s other parent have decision-making orders entered by the court, you will need to seek the court’s approval if you wish to make any changes. Changes in custody often need to be made because a parent moves, the relationship between the child and parent changes, or the parent seeking the change believes the current agreement is not in the child’s best interest. There are limits on...
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What’s the Difference between Divorce and Legal Separation in Colorado?

Divorcing your spouse is not the only option available when you no longer want to live as a married couple. A legal separation puts into place many of the boundaries and guidelines of a divorce, but it does not officially end the marriage. For some couples, this is a better option because of their religious or personal beliefs about marriage, or because of practical reasons, such as insurance. Though not...
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What is the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act?

Though it is rare, there are divorce and custody cases so volatile that a parent considers kidnapping his or her own child. Unfortunately, even when that parent believes he or she is acting in the best interest of the child, parental kidnapping is illegal and will result in a scenario far worse than whatever the child might have endured otherwise. If you believe your child is in danger and needs...
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Are Grandparents Legally Entitled to Visitation?

Divorce and custody issues do not only affect parents and their children, they also affect other people who play an important role in a child’s life, including grandparents. Unfortunately in many families, grandparents are pushed to the sidelines and their relationships with their grandchildren damaged because of their own child’s divorce. Grandparents might also be put into a difficult situation because of their own child’s relationship with his or her...
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Skillern and Osborn speak at the 33rd Annual Colorado Bar Association REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM.

Fred Skillern and Nate Osborn each gave lively presentations at the 33rd Annual Colorado Bar Association REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM, held July 16-18, 2015 in Steamboat Springs. Nate Osborn spoke on "The Real Estate Bench Trial: Basic Tips, Techniques and Strategies."  Fred Skillern gave his annual "Colorado Real Estate Case Law Update," which you can view at [link]. The Symposium is the state's premier educational event for Colorado's real estate attorneys,...
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How is Child Support Determined in Colorado?

The amount of child support payments someone must pay is often a hotly contested issue during a divorce or custody case. Even when both parents want to do right by their children, there is a tendency to question how fair or reasonable payments are when the opposing party makes the request. When an agreement cannot be made by the children’s parents, the court will enter a ruling in the best...
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Montgomery Little & Soran celebrates 50th Anniversary

Colorado Attorneys Montgomery Little Soran - 50 years
For fifty years Montgomery Little & Soran has pursued and developed a reputation for professional excellence and has achieved a peer rating of the highest order from fellow attorneys and rating organizations, such as Martindale Hubbell.  We strive to follow the highest levels of ethical practice and professional conduct while providing the best quality of legal advice and service.  Several of the members have been designated as "Super Lawyers" and...
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What Happens When a Parent Needs to Relocate?

In an ideal world, even after divorce, families remain geographically close and it is convenient for children to see both parents despite not living in the same home. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and quite often divorced parents live in different towns or even different states. Though technology has made it easier for children to maintain regular contact regardless of a parent’s location, fulfilling actual visitation requirements can...
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What Does Colorado Law Have to Say about Parental Decision Making?

When parents are married they are free to make decisions any way they choose as long as their children are not endangered. It is assumed family decisions will be made together and in the best interests of the children, which is also the goal once parents are divorced and the court becomes involved. Regardless of the parenting time schedule that the parents follow after divorce, whenever possible, Colorado attempts to...
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