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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Child Holding Parents Hands Together

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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