Child Custody

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04 Oct: 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 parenting rights. Colorado passed an act which attempts to address a parental kidnapping scenario before it can escalate to a…

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

  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 got married in a…

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29 Aug: What Is A Temporary Custody Order?

  What is a temporary custody order? So, when a case is filed there will be an initial status conference set and the court will want to know whether or not you need to have temporary orders entered into your case. Temporary orders address custody issues while we’re moving forward towards our final hearing, so a temporary custody order can be one of two types. The first type is a stipulation in other words it…

14 May: The Cost of Divorce or Child Custody Cases

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15 Apr: What To Do If A Parent Is Preventing Child Visits

What should someone do if one parent is preventing visits with their child? The first thing you need to look at is whether or not there is a parenting plan in place because that is what we’re seeking to enforce. If there’s no parenting plan in place, then either parent has an equal right to the child and there’s really nothing that you can do in terms of parenting time unless you have an order…

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26 Mar: Visitation and Child Support

If child support payments are not being made, should child visitation continue? Actually these are two separate issues. Whether or not you’re paying child support or receiving child support is a separate issue from parenting time. This is a mistake that a lot of parents make. They think that because one parent is not paying child support, they should not be able to have parenting time with their child. That’s not the case. They are…