Family law courts in Jefferson County, as well as in other counties throughout the U.S., regularly hear divorce cases and determine equitable distribution of funds, assets, and marital property. While there are cases where a spouse may get portions of assets brought into the marriage by the other party, it is rare to hear of a case where an ex-spouse receives funds that are brought in after the marriage has ended.
Marriage is most often entered into with high hopes and the best of intentions. Unfortunately, however, for any number of reasons, sometimes a couple may decide it is best to file for divorce. While the decision itself can be difficult, it can be just the tip of the iceberg. Particularly when the couple shares significant assets, there can be disputes over the division of those assets.
Family law judges in Jefferson County and elsewhere order child support payments to ensure that both parents are bearing the financial responsibilities of raising a child. While some parents default on payments due to lack of income or having lost their job, others can more than afford the court ordered payments, but choose not to follow through with their obligations.
Child custody hearings are usually tried in the city or county in which they are filed. For example, if a motion for child custody is filed in Denver, a court in Denver County will likely hear the case. In some situations, however, the question of where the case should be litigated is a contentious part of the dispute too. Some states and counties have different tendencies in dealing with child custody disputes than others, making it advantageous to file in one state or county versus another.