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Colorado Child Custody FAQs (Pt. 1)

When parents are dealing with matters of child custody, they will likely have a lot of questions about their rights, the process and what they can expect in terms of a court ruling. Here and in a second part of this blog to come, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions that […]

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Paternity Lawsuit FAQs

When there are questions regarding who the biological father of a child is or when other legal issues stem from determining who is considered to legally be a child’s father in the eyes of the law, paternity lawsuits may be filed in family court. The following FAQs regarding paternity lawsuits provide some general information regarding […]

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An Overview of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Part 2)

As a continuation of An Overview of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Part 1), the following provides some additional information regarding how child custody disputes are resolved when parents live in different states. While Part 1 of this blog focused on how the UCCJEA determines which state’s courts will have jurisdiction over […]

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An Overview of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (Part 1)

When parents of a child live in different states and a custody issue arises, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) dictates which state’s courts will have jurisdiction over the child custody dispute at hand. First drafted in 1997 and since adopted by the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and all […]

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An Overview of Parental Visitation Rights (Part 2)

Continuing from An Overview of Parental Visitation Rights (Part 1), the following are some additional frequently asked questions and answers associated with parental visitation rights. Taking the time to become familiar with some of these parental visitation issues can help parents obtain a clearer understanding of when they may need to petition family courts to […]

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An Overview of Parental Visitation Rights (Part 1)

One of the most contentious elements of divorce or family law proceedings often involves child custody issues and parental visitation rights. While such matters can drag out divorce proceedings for months when separating partners are unable to come to an agreement (or when they make criminal allegations against each other), parental visitation rights may also […]

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An Overview of Child Custody in Colorado

When family court judges make rulings regarding child custody, their primary concern is what is in the child’s best interest. Keeping this in mind, judges then generally have to decide how or if the child custody (also referred to as parenting time) will be split between the parents, as well as whether one or both […]

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FAQs for Parents Paying Child Support (Part 2)

As a follow up to FAQs for Parents Paying Child Support (Part 1), here is some more important information regarding making child support payments: I have always made my child support payments on time, directly to my former spouse, but the district attorney is saying that I am thousands of dollars behind in making these […]

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Divorce and Insurance: Dealing with Insurance Changes after Divorce

While a married couple files for divorce, dealing with matters such as child custody, spousal support and the division of marital assets and debts will likely be the soon-to-be ex-spouses’ primary concerns. However, a number of other issues – such as changes to insurance coverage – will also need to be dealt with and can […]

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Facts about Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Colorado is among the nine U.S. states that allow couples to contractually engage in common law marriages (as long as the couples legally qualify for this status). As such, Colorado treats the dissolution of common law marriages much in the same way as it treats the dissolution of marriages. The following are some specific facts […]

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