What Does Child Support Cover?

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Which Parent Is More Likely To Be Granted Custody If The Couple Is Not Married?

There is no presumption in favor of either parent in Colorado. We’re going to assume that both parents of capable of parenting their child, and we are not going to presume that the mom is better capable of parenting the child as compared to the dad. We look,...
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What Factors Does The Court Consider In Determining Child Custody?

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Should I Tell My Children About My Child Custody Case?

Well, yes and no. First off, children are going to know if you’re separating from your husband, or your partner, or your spouse. You need to talk to the children about the fact that mommy and daddy, or mommy-mommy, or daddy or daddy, depending on the...
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Will I be paying or receiving maintenance and how is the amount determined?

It often depends on the discrepancies in income between husband and wife. Initially, judges will often formulate a Temporary Order before permanent spousal support can be decided. As far as the Permanent Order goes, the judge will take a number of things into account, including: how long you were married, what the standard of living was during the marriage, and the financial state of both parties—including income potential. For instance, if a wife has spent the majority of her 15-year marriage outside of the workforce, managing the home, her income (not to mention income potential were she to seek a job) is likely far below her husband’s.

The actual law states:

The maintenance order shall be in such amounts and for such periods of time as the court deems just, without regard to marital misconduct, and after considering all relevant factors including:

  1. The financial resources of the party seeking maintenance, including marital property apportioned to him, and his ability to meet his needs independently, including the extent to which a provision for support of a child living with the party includes a sum for that party as custodian;
  2. The time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment and that party’s future earning capacity;
  3. The standard of living established during the marriage;
  4. The duration of the marriage;
  5. The age and the physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance; and
  6. The ability of the spouse from whom maintenance is sought to meet his needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking maintenance.
    (C.R.S. 14-10-114)

The Court will keep this in mind when determining how much maintenance will be compulsory, and your attorney will represent your interests in persuading the Court as to what is fair for you. Find out more about our Divorce Lawyer.

What Does Child Support Cover?

...
Read More

Which Parent Is More Likely To Be Granted Custody If The Couple Is Not Married?

There is no presumption in favor of either parent in Colorado. We’re going to assume that both parents of capable of parenting their child, and we are not going to presume that the mom is better capable of parenting the child as compared to the dad. We look,...
Read More

What Factors Does The Court Consider In Determining Child Custody?

...
Read More

Should I Tell My Children About My Child Custody Case?

Well, yes and no. First off, children are going to know if you’re separating from your husband, or your partner, or your spouse. You need to talk to the children about the fact that mommy and daddy, or mommy-mommy, or daddy or daddy, depending on the...
Read More