Denver Family Law and Estate Planning Blog

How do you enforce your maintenance agreement

Enforce Maintenance in Colorado Individuals may wonder what power they have to enforce their maintenance agreement once their divorce is final? Your maintenance agreement is part of the Court order that finalizes your divorce. When a Court order is not followed, the Court has broad powers to enforce that order. Given the circumstances of your case there […]

How Can I Minimize The Cost Of My Divorce?

I get asked “how can I minimize the cost of my divorce” 3 or 4 times a week. I wish I could say, “Your divorce will cost X”, but for most attorneys, divorce is an hourly fee proposition. This means that you are paying your attorney by the hour and the cost of the divorce […]

Do Grandparents Have Custody and Visitation Rights In Colorado?

In Colorado, grandparents do have the right for grandchild custody and visitation. There is a statute that allows grandparents to file a motion and establish their visitation in the county the grandchild resides. However, this can be difficult. The motion must be filed as an underlying action under such things as dissolution of marriage between […]

How Courts Decide Parenting Time in Colorado

Going through a divorce is stressful.  While dividing property and other assets can be contentious, the issue that many couples struggle most with is how to divide custody and who gets decision-making control.  If you don’t come to an agreement on your own or through mediation, the court will issue binding orders that you are […]

What To Do When Dealing with Parental Kidnapping

What is parental kidnapping and what should you do if it happens? Parental kidnapping is essentially what it sounds like and is no different from any other kind of kidnapping. In this case, a parent is seeking to take the children away from their legal guardian, hold them secretly, and prevent you from asserting your […]

What Are My Rights As An Unmarried Father?

Navigating the legal system for child custody as an unmarried father can be challenging. Several factors need to be considered when evaluating rights and responsibilities for fathers and families. It’s important to know which documents and regulations apply for your situation and location of residence.  Every situation is unique and our experienced team of experts […]

Can You Be Common Law Married In Colorado?

Can you be common law married in Colorado? Yes, you can be common law married in Colorado. It’s actually easier to be common law married in Colorado than it is in a lot of other states. We have a very simple law regarding it. In order to be common law married you have to live […]

What is Alimony or Maintenance Income in Colorado?

We use the word maintenance rather than alimony income in Colorado because it is need based, not punishment based or anything else. During the process, you have to show that you have a need for maintenance or alimony. This is awarded based upon your need and your ex-spouses’ ability to pay. There’s a formula used to calculate […]

How Can I Keep My House In My Divorce Case?

I get asked “How can I keep my house in my divorce case” a lot. You will need to refinance the mortgage and remove the other party from the liability in order to keep your house. You can’t keep the home and also keep the other person responsible on the mortgage. The first thing to […]

Do I Need to File For Divorce in the State That I Got Married in?

No, you don’t. You need to file for divorce in the state where you presently reside. In Colorado, you need to have been here for at least three months essentially before you can file for divorce. So you need to file in the state where you presently reside. It doesn’t really matter that if you […]