If I Get Divorced. Will I Lose My Retirement/ 401K?

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Are There Alternative Options To Divorce?

Well, yes and no. There is a provision for a legal separation. Basically you have to go through the same steps as you do if you’re getting a divorce. You have to fill out the sworn financial statement. You have to try to arrive at a financial settlement and...
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What Happens Post Divorce?

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Can A Child Decide What Parent They Want To Live With?

Well, the answer to that is yes and no. First off, it depends on the age of the child. If the child is under 13 years of age, generally we feel like the child is too young to decide which parent they want to live with. If the child is reasonably mature and generally a...
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How do you Enforce your current Parenting Plan?

The Court has broad powers to enforce court orders regarding child custody.

If the other party in your child custody matter is not complying with the Court’s Order regarding parenting time you may file a Verified Motion Asserting Non-Compliance. The Court will respond to the Motion and any response from the other side within 30 days. The Court will respond to the Motion by either denying it, setting the matter for hearing or requiring you to mediate the dispute and report back to the Court on the results of the mediation.

If you go to a hearing and the Court finds that a parent has not complied with the parenting time order, the Court will look to the best interests of the child in ordering relief. The Court will issue an Order that may include but not be limited the following:

  1. Additional terms and conditions on the prior custody order
  2. Modifying the previous Custody Order in the best interests of the child
  3. Adding a requirement for either parent or both parents to attend a parental education program at the expense of the non-compliant parent.
  4. Requiring the parties to participate in family counseling at the expense of the non-compliant parent.
  5. Requiring make-up parenting time for the aggrieved parent of the same type and duration as that which was denied within 6 months after non-compliance occurs or one year if it is a holiday that cannot be made up within 6 months. This make-up time should take place at the time and in the manner chosen by the aggrieved parent if in the best interests of the child.
  6. Finding the non-compliant parent in contempt of court and imposing a fine or jail sentence.
  7. Imposition of a civil fine not to exceed one hundred dollars per incident of denied parenting time
  8. Setting a hearing for modification of custody
  9. Any other order that may promote the best interests of the child.

If you would like to ask one of our attorneys a question about Enforcement of Child Custody or skip that step and come in for a consultation, we encourage you to do so. The longer you wait to speak to a Colorado family law attorney the higher your chances are of inadvertently giving up your legal rights.

What makes Lewis & Matthews a better choice to help you with enforcing your Child Custody?

If I Get Divorced. Will I Lose My Retirement/ 401K?

...
Read More

Are There Alternative Options To Divorce?

Well, yes and no. There is a provision for a legal separation. Basically you have to go through the same steps as you do if you’re getting a divorce. You have to fill out the sworn financial statement. You have to try to arrive at a financial settlement and...
Read More

What Happens Post Divorce?

...
Read More

Can A Child Decide What Parent They Want To Live With?

Well, the answer to that is yes and no. First off, it depends on the age of the child. If the child is under 13 years of age, generally we feel like the child is too young to decide which parent they want to live with. If the child is reasonably mature and generally a...
Read More