Family Law

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16 Feb: What To Do If Your Ex Is In Violation Of The Parenting Plan

The first question to ask yourself is why is your ex is violation of the parenting plan? Is there a specific reason why? Is it something that you could fix by having a dialogue with your ex? Does your parenting plan have a mediation provision? If it does, you might want to look and see if you could set up a mediation session and try and resolve any disputes that you might have. Otherwise, your…

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09 Feb: Can I Request Back Child Support During An Initial Hearing?

It depends on what your situation is and whether or not there is a paternity case, an allocation of parental responsibility’s case, or a dissolution of marriage case. Basically, what we look at is the date that the case was filed. So for example, in a dissolution of marriage case, we look at the date that the case was filed, and yes, you can argue that you should be argued retroactive child support to the…

05 Jan: What Are The Rights Of A Father Who Is Not On The Birth Certificate?

If the father is not on the birth certificate, what rights do they have? You can file either a paternity action or an action for allocation of parental responsibilities. As part of that proceeding, if it’s a disputed fact you can ask that a paternity test be done to establish paternity with your child. You can move forward with a court proceeding. If the question of whether or not you’re the dad is an issue,…

22 Dec: When Does A Child Become Emancipated In Colorado?

In Colorado, child support goes until the child turns 19. So for at least for child support purposes, a child is emancipated when the child turns 19. In many instances, a child would have graduated from high school and might even attending college, but still, there will be a child support order. Child support can continue past the age of 19 if there are certain unique factors. One if a disability of the child that…