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How Is Spousal Support Calculated?

Colorado courts calculate spousal support using statutory guidelines. Based on how long the couple has been married, the income of each spouse, and other specific factors, the Court will decide how…

Divorce

What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

There is one significant difference between legal separation and divorce in Colorado: A divorce legally dissolves a marriage, but a legal separation does not. Couples who divorce are free to remarry….

Divorce

How Do I File for Legal Separation?

You can file for legal separation at the district court in the county where you and your spouse live, or where your spouse lives. Under state law, you must have lived…

Divorce

Why should I consider using a private judge for my divorce case?

In getting ready to go through the divorce process, you may find yourself lost and confused. There are several ways to approach the dissolution of your marriage, but it can be…

Property Division

5 Important Property Division Considerations in Gray Divorce

A “gray divorce” carries added stress for couples over 50 who must divide the property they accumulated together over the years before they go their separate ways. If you are over…

Family Law

Can Grandparents Get Custody of Grandchildren?

According to the last Census figures, more than 35,000 Colorado grandparents are raising their grandchildren. About 40% of those grandparents have cared for their grandchildren for more than five years. So…

Family Law

How Do I File for Child Custody?

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…

Family Law

If You Have Joint Custody Who Pays Child Support?

Why Do I Need to Pay Child Support If I Have Shared Physical Custody of My Children? How Is Child Support Calculated in Joint Custody Cases? Does Shared Physical Custody Change…

Family Law

What Does Child Support Cover?

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…