What to Ask For in a Divorce Agreement

What to Ask For in a Divorce Agreement

Navigating a divorce in Colorado feels overwhelming when dealing with the legal complexities involved as well as the emotional aspects of ending a marriage. In Colorado, divorcing spouses must fairly and equitably divide their marital assets and debts during the divorce process as well as make determinations for child custody and support. Reaching mutually acceptable terms on all aspects of the divorce is the most challenging part of a Colorado divorce. Drafting a divorce agreement with fair terms that both…

Who Claims a Child on Taxes With 50/50 Custody?

Colorado courts uphold a child’s best interests as their standard for all decisions, especially in making child custody decisions. The courts also presume that continued close contact with both parents is in a child’s best interests unless a parent rebuts this presumption with clear evidence showing that continued close contact with the other parent is not in their child’s best interests. Although courts in Colorado aim for 50/50 shared custody (parenting time), this isn’t always possible for every divorced family….

How Does Child Custody Work After the Death of a Parent or Guardian in Colorado?

Colorado courts always place the best interests of the child as their highest priority in all child custody decisions. When deciding child custody during a divorce, the courts consider a continued close relationship with both parents as in a child’s best interests. Unless a parent rebuts this presumption with evidence of abuse, neglect, or serious addiction in the other parent, the court typically chooses a shared custody arrangement between both parents. Still, one parent is usually the “custodial” parent who…

Emergency Child Custody in Colorado

Divorce and co-parenting with an ex-spouse is often challenging, but when you believe your children may not be safe with the other parent or are in an unsafe situation when in the custody of your ex-spouse, it’s particularly distressing and requires immediate action. Colorado courts place the best interests of a child as their highest priority in any ruling, including in matters of child custody. If you believe your children are in immediate danger, call the police to report the…

How Child Support Works Across State Lines

Colorado family courts work on the principle that all decisions made are in the best interests of the child, including child support orders. Typically, the courts decide and enforce matters of child support within the state, but what happens when a parent with a child support order moves out of the jurisdiction and into another state, muddying the court’s ability to enforce payments? Whether the parent moves due to a legitimate work opportunity, to fulfill family obligations, or they move…