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Family Law Archive

Family Law is an area of law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

 

Below you'll find articles on topics such as child custody, pre-nuptial agreements, adoption, and support.

 

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Must Read Articles About Family Law

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Can Grandparents Get Custody of Grandchildren?

By Laure E. Shapiro | June 8, 2018

Grandparents can get custody of grandchildren if certain requirements are met. However, grandparents are not guaranteed custody, even if they have cared for their grandchildren before. Grandparents must have a reason to file for child custody of their grandchildren, and this process can get complicated-especially if one or both parents is still alive and involved […]

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How Do I File for Child Custody?

By Laure E. Shapiro | May 22, 2018

You can file for child custody during a divorce or a legal separation. If you are a parent but not married to the child’s other parent, you can still file a petition for custody. In fact, if a child has been in your care for six months or longer, in the last six months, you […]

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At What Age Does Child Support Stop in Colorado?

By Laure E. Shapiro | April 30, 2018

Under Colorado state regulations, child support orders usually continue until the child turns 19. This is the legal age of emancipation in the state. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule that could shorten or extend the time a parent needs to pay support for their child. You may also need approval […]

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Considering a prenuptial agreement before your Colorado marriage?

By Laure E. Shapiro | November 1, 2016

Prenuptial agreements are not just for celebrities. Prenups, or premarital agreements as Colorado law calls them, are often used by Colorado couples as a way to negotiate before marriage the rights to money, income, assets and property as well as the responsibility for debts in case of separation, divorce, death or another chosen event. Why […]

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Does Child Support Cover Medical Costs?

By Laure E. Shapiro / February 7, 2019

Before issuing a child support order, the judge presiding over your case will make sure that you and the other parent have your child’s current and future medical needs covered. Your child’s medical costs are just one of many issues to consider when determining child support payments. If you have questions about your obligations for […]

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Grandparents sitting with Grandchildren

Can Grandparents Get Custody of Grandchildren?

By Laure E. Shapiro / June 8, 2018

Grandparents can get custody of grandchildren if certain requirements are met. However, grandparents are not guaranteed custody, even if they have cared for their grandchildren before. Grandparents must have a reason to file for child custody of their grandchildren, and this process can get complicated-especially if one or both parents is still alive and involved […]

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How Do I File for Child Custody?

By Laure E. Shapiro / May 22, 2018

You can file for child custody during a divorce or a legal separation. If you are a parent but not married to the child’s other parent, you can still file a petition for custody. In fact, if a child has been in your care for six months or longer, in the last six months, you […]

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If You Have Joint Custody Who Pays Child Support?

By Laure E. Shapiro / May 18, 2018

Each parent has an obligation to pay child support. However, in cases that involve shared physical custody, who pays child support? In most instances, both parents must still pay their share of support, even if they share physical custody of their children. In instances where each parent earns almost the same amount of income, it […]

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What Does Child Support Cover?

By Laure E. Shapiro / May 10, 2018

In Colorado, child support covers expenses related to a child’s food, clothing, housing, public school education, and health insurance. While these are basic expenses, there are more specific costs associated with each category. For example, when it comes to the general category of housing, child support is designed to contribute to costs for monthly mortgage […]

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At What Age Does Child Support Stop in Colorado?

By Laure E. Shapiro / April 30, 2018

Under Colorado state regulations, child support orders usually continue until the child turns 19. This is the legal age of emancipation in the state. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule that could shorten or extend the time a parent needs to pay support for their child. You may also need approval […]

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How a prenuptial agreement can protect your business

By Laure E. Shapiro / September 18, 2017

Getting married can be one of the many highlights of your life, especially if you are marrying your business partner. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, you may have many details you hope to finish in order to make your day as perfect as possible. While you may want to only focus on […]

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How much child support can I get?

By Laure E. Shapiro / July 18, 2017

Going from a two-parent household to a one parent household can be a real challenge, especially financially. Children’s needs still have to be met, so Colorado requires the payment of child support. If you are the custodial parent, you likely have a lot of questions about what this means for you. Such as: How much […]

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Why are same-sex couples rushing to adopt their own children?

By Laure E. Shapiro / February 9, 2017

Congratulations! You’ve married your life-long love and created a blended family with your children. While you are settling into your new relationship, it might feel like the highest hurdles have been overcome. But whether you have biological and non-biological children there are additional steps you might want to take to protect their future and your […]

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Evergreen lawmaker jailed in contempt. What does that mean?

By Laure E. Shapiro / January 10, 2017

A state lawmaker representing Evergreen was jailed in December for contempt of court in a divorce proceeding. State Rep. Tim Leonard (R – Evergreen) was sentenced to 14 days in jail and released before the New Year, according to jail records. The case is significant for those interested in family law and Colorado state history. […]

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