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 Courts in Colorado determine child custody?

Colorado law does not use the word “custody” in its legal terminology; instead, it refers to parental “responsibility”, which includes decision-making and parenting time (formerly called “visitation”). In other words, the law distinguishes the right to make important decisions for the child from the right to actual physical parenting time, and may split the responsibilities up differently.

What is the difference between “decision making” and “parenting time”?

The issue of parenting time is a complicated one. Even if the Court feels that both parties are “fit” as parents, they may still grant the majority of parenting time to one parent, because they are influenced by the facts presented that it is in the “best interest of the child”. The Court considers what schedule is best for the child—so it may attempt to establish a certain level of permanency, in addition to maintaining a bond with both parents.

In Colorado, “decision making” privileges are separated, because Courts treat them differently. It is possible to have unequal parenting time but shared decision-making responsibilities.

What does the judge/magistrate take into account when determining custody?

Overall, the Court legally aims to rule in what it thinks is the “best interest of the child”. This can be interpreted in many different ways, but it is important to remember that this is the standard by which the Court will rule.

Review additional Colorado child custody law information by using the links in the upper left or Ask our Colorado divorce lawyers a legal question

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