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Basics of Paternity Law in Colorado

Posted by Marie Drake | Oct 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Paternity is the process of establishing the father's rights over a child. In the State of Colorado, paternity can be established in multiple ways, there isn't a single process that is used exclusively. This is also the case with many other jurisdictions around the country. Paternity can basicall...

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement in Colorado?

Posted by Marie Drake | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marriage isn't for everyone. In this day and age, many couples live together, share assets and expenses, and act like they are in a committed married relationship without ever going through the legal process of obtaining a marriage license. If you are in a long-term cohabitating relationship or ...

How to Conduct a Reverse 1031 Exchange

Posted by Marie Drake | Oct 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

We will continue to discuss 1031 exchanges given the far-reaching potential these transactions can have for real estate owners. A successful exchange can defer any amount of accumulated capital gains – even millions! – and so investors can literally “borrow” these funds to acquire a better-perfor...

An Overview of the Annulment Process in Colorado

Posted by Marie Drake | Oct 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the State of Colorado and elsewhere, the primary means by which couples attain legal separation is divorce. But, though this is the case, divorce is not the only way that a marriage can be formally ended. In this post, we're going to provide an overview of the “annulment” process in Colorado. ...

Can I Demand an Accounting of Child Support Spending?

Posted by Marie Drake | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

In recent posts, we have discussed various issues related to child support in Colorado. For instance, we have discussed the basic procedure for how child support amounts are determined. One issue which we see quite often relates to how child support money is spent by the recipient parent. In this...

How Does COVID-19 Affect Custody Arrangements in Colorado?

Posted by Marie Drake | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in many aspects of daily life: school, work, social activities, and healthcare, to name a few. However, if you share custody of a child in Colorado, you may be wondering if COVID-19 can legally have any effect on your parental responsibilities arrangement. Below are ...

Parental Visitation Rights in Colorado

Posted by Marie Drake | Sep 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

The State of Colorado has a firm stance that the involvement of both parents is beneficial to children's development. Whenever possible, Colorado prefers both parents when creating parenting time schedules. In this post, we will discuss a few of the basic facts surrounding parenting visitation in...

What is Spousal Maintenance under Colorado Law?

Posted by Marie Drake | Sep 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Spousal maintenance is sometimes paid by a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning or non-earning spouse during and after a Colorado divorce. It is gender-neutral and awarded only in cases where this income is necessary to prevent severe economic consequences. When divorcing couples cannot agree...

Essential Points of Child Custody Agreements in Colorado

Posted by Marie Drake | Aug 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

In the context of divorce, issues involving child custody can be among the most contentious. When we consider the many difficult issues involved in a divorce, this is a very profound statement. Parents often end up fighting most diligently over child custody arrangements. Fortunately, the State o...

How Much Does a Typical Mediation Cost in Colorado?

Posted by Marie Drake | Aug 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mediation refers to the practice of hiring an individual to act as a private intermediary to facilitate the various aspects of a divorce. Mediation can be a viable alternative to the traditional court-based divorce procedure. Couples seeking divorce can derive both personal and financial benefits...

Marriage & Divorce Statistics in Colorado

Posted by Marie Drake | Jul 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marriage as an institution continues to evolve and change. Although many people now see marriage as merely one arrangement among other viable alternatives, marriage continues to have an important status and significance in our culture. Sometimes, when we discuss topics such as marriage and divorc...

What To Know About Child Custody Evaluations

Posted by Marie Drake | Jul 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

In all divorce cases where a child is involved, custody - both physical custody and legal custody - must be determined in the best interests of the children. Typically, in Colorado, this process is decided upon by the two parents, but in some cases outside professionals and the court step in to m...

The Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce

Posted by Marie Drake | Jul 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, it is a good idea to review all your options and investigate the possibility of a legal separation instead. Each legal designation has its own benefits, and it is important to understand each before you decide to move forward. In both cases, a ski...

The Specifics of Tenancy-in-Common Ownership

Posted by Marie Drake | Jul 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

The most familiar arrangement is for real estate to be owned entirely by a single individual or married couple. When most people think about how real estate is held, this is the form that they think about. However, what many do not realize is that there is a range of possible ownership arrangemen...

Are Child Support Orders Modifiable

Posted by Marie Drake | Jun 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

It is possible to modify child support orders in Colorado if circumstances have changed since the original order. Either parent can make the request to increase or decrease the amount of support, but there must be a “substantial and continuing” change in the circumstances of the parents or the ch...

What Is Parental Alienation?

Posted by Marie Drake | Jun 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Parental alienation is a type of child abuse characterized by one parent psychologically manipulating children to reject the other parent. It's important to know that Colorado courts take this very seriously and will modify parenting time when one parent is hindering the other parents' relationsh...

Colorado Custody Rights for Unmarried Fathers

Posted by Marie Drake | Jun 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

When an infant is born to unwed parents in Colorado, the mother is granted full legal and physical custody of the child. The father has no custody or visitation rights without a court order unless the parties have an agreement. A legal parent-child relationship is not immediately established by t...

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