What Should I Expect When Going To Court For My Child Custody Case?

First off, you should expect that the judge is going to expect that you’re going to be prepared to present your case. You need to think about logistics. In other words, if you are arguing that you should have the children most of the time, the judge is going to...
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How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce In Colorado?

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What Is A Cohabitation Agreement And Why Might I Need One?

A Cohabitation Agreement is an agreement between two parties who are not married who want to live together. It’s important to get a Cohabitation Agreement if you are going to live with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you are going to acquire a property...
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How Long Does A Child Custody Case Take In Colorado?

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Denver Alimony / Modify Maintenance

Individuals often want to know if it is possible to modify the original agreement or Court order for maintenance?

Maintenance can be modifiable or non-modifiable depending on the wording of the original divorce documents. The parties can agree that Maintenance is non-modifiable by stating it clearly in the final divorce documents.

If there is no wording in the final divorce documents that makes maintenance non-modifiable then it is possible to modify it under certain circumstances. On a Motion to Modify Maintenance, the Court must find a “substantial and continuing” change in circumstances, which renders the original amount unfair.

Any change in circumstance will not suffice; rather, the Court must determine that the new circumstances make the current maintenance unconscionable for the party paying it.

As with the original determination of maintenance by the Court, the standard is rather subjective and smart advocacy by your attorney along with convincing facts is required to convince the court that a change is warranted. Knowing the tendency of the family law court judges is also an important part of developing the right strategy for a Modification of Maintenance.

If you would like to ask one of our attorneys a question about modifying maintenance or skip that step and come in for a consultation, we encourage you to do so sooner rather than later. The longer you wait to speak with 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 your Colorado maintenance?

What Should I Expect When Going To Court For My Child Custody Case?

First off, you should expect that the judge is going to expect that you’re going to be prepared to present your case. You need to think about logistics. In other words, if you are arguing that you should have the children most of the time, the judge is going to...
Read More

How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce In Colorado?

...
Read More

What Is A Cohabitation Agreement And Why Might I Need One?

A Cohabitation Agreement is an agreement between two parties who are not married who want to live together. It’s important to get a Cohabitation Agreement if you are going to live with your boyfriend or girlfriend and you are going to acquire a property...
Read More

How Long Does A Child Custody Case Take In Colorado?

...
Read More