Five Things Not to Do In a Custody Battle In Colorado

Five Things Not to Do In a Custody Battle In Colorado

The most difficult aspect of any divorce involving children is child custody decisions. Courts in Colorado and elsewhere uphold the best interests of the children as their highest priority in all custody decisions, with the presumption that continued close contact with both parents is what’s in a child’s best interests. This is a rebuttable presumption, meaning one parent may provide evidence showing why equally shared parenting time isn’t in the child’s best interests. In the best-case scenario, parents agree to…

Alternatives to Gray Divorce In Denver

Most of us consider the older generation as happily married grandparents smiling out at us from old photo albums, but surprising studies show a rise in divorce numbers for seniors—or gray divorces. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1954) now head for divorce court in growing numbers. Data from a study between 1990 and 1921 shows an overall rise in divorces for couples over the age of 45, with the highest divorce rate among those aged 65 and up….

Divorce and Occupation: How Does Work Affect Divorce Rates?

You’ve heard the statistic before, maybe even recently: “Half of all marriages end in divorce.” And while there was a point in time where that was close to the truth (divorce rates peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s, somewhere between 45% and 50%) the percentage of marriages that end in divorce has decreased significantly in recent decades. In fact, as of 2022, according to data from the American Community Survey, about 18% of respondents who indicated that they…

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….