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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…


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…

Family Law

At What Age Does Child Support Stop in Colorado?

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…


Will divorce impact your plans for your golden years?

Many Colorado residents facing the prospect of a divorce wonder what will happen to their retirement. The end of your marriage will certainly trigger significant changes in most areas of your…