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How to Handle Summer Break: A Guide for Divorced Parents in Colorado

By Attorney James K. Townsend Introduction: As summer break approaches, divorced parents face the challenge of planning vacations, activities, and childcare. In Colorado, you also need to follow the orders

Relocation in Colorado Family Law: Pre-Decree and Post-Decree Challenges

Introduction In Colorado, relocation cases present complex legal challenges. The standards governing pre-decree (before the custody order) and post-decree (after the custody order) relocations differ significantly.  Part 1: Legal Framework

Parental Alienation and Resist/Refuse Dynamics in Colorado Co-Parenting

Introduction In the context of co-parenting, particularly after a divorce, parental alienation and resist/refuse dynamics can significantly impact the family structure. Colorado law addresses these issues with specific statutes and

Divorce Amidst Domestic Violence and Coercive Control in Colorado

Introduction Divorce proceedings in Colorado take a complex turn when they involve elements of domestic violence and coercive control. Understanding how these serious issues are addressed within the state’s legal

Divorce Without an Attorney in Colorado: A Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction In Colorado, it’s possible to go through a divorce without an attorney, known as a “pro se” divorce. While this can save on legal fees, it requires a thorough

Post-Decree Modifications in Colorado Divorce: Legal Standards and Disclosure Requirements

Introduction In Colorado, like in many states, the finalization of a divorce decree does not always mean the end of legal proceedings between the parties involved. Various circumstances may necessitate

Understanding Partition Actions in Colorado

Introduction In the realm of property law, partition actions are a vital mechanism for resolving disputes over jointly owned property. In Colorado, like in other states, these legal actions provide

Post-Decree Parenting Time and Child Support Modification in Colorado

Introduction In the dynamic landscape of post-divorce family life, circumstances can change, necessitating modifications to parenting time and child support arrangements. In Colorado, understanding the legal procedures for these modifications

Tailoring Parenting Schedules to Children’s Developmental Stages

Introduction Navigating parenting after separation or divorce is a complex and sensitive challenge. One crucial aspect is choosing a parenting schedule that aligns with the developmental needs of the children.

Understanding the Special Rights of Active Military Personnel in Colorado Divorce Proceedings

Introduction Divorce can be complicated, especially for active military personnel. In Colorado, like in other states, military members are afforded certain legal protections and considerations in divorce proceedings. This article

Real Estate and Luxury Property in Colorado Divorce Proceedings

Introduction Divorce proceedings in Colorado often involve the division of significant assets, including real estate and luxury properties. This can include the marital home, vacation homes, investment properties, and luxury

Child Support and Alimony in High Net Worth Divorces in Colorado: Beyond the Basics

Introduction In the realm of high net worth divorces, the determination of child support and alimony (spousal maintenance) can become increasingly complex. In Colorado, these matters are influenced by both

Debunking Common Myths About Divorce in Colorado

Divorce is a complex and often misunderstood process. In Colorado, as in many other places, several myths surround divorce, leading to confusion and misconceptions. This article aims to debunk some

The Division of Retirement Assets in Colorado Divorces: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction For divorcing couples in Colorado, understanding how retirement assets are divided can be a critical aspect of the settlement process. This article provides an in-depth guide to the division

Dividing a Business in Colorado Divorce: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction Divorce in Colorado can become particularly complex when it involves the division of a family business. Understanding how these assets are evaluated and divided is crucial for both parties

Understanding the Differences Between Domestic Violence and Coercive Control in Colorado Divorce

Introduction Navigating a divorce in Colorado can be challenging, especially when domestic violence or coercive control are involved. Understanding the definitions, differences, and similarities between these two forms of abuse

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Colorado: When and Why to Consider Them

Introduction In Colorado, as in many states, discussing and drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements is becoming increasingly common. These agreements are no longer seen solely as tools for the wealthy;

Legal Disputes with Your HOA: Some Basic Rights as a Colorado Homeowner

Owning a home within a community governed by a Homeowners’ Association (HOA) can provide numerous benefits, including access to well-maintained amenities and the assurance of a certain neighborhood aesthetic. However,

High-Net-Worth Divorces in Colorado

Introduction: Divorce can be a challenging journey for anyone, but when it involves significant assets, the complexities multiply. High net worth divorces in Colorado are not just a dissolution of

How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney for Your Colorado Divorce

Introduction: Navigating the legal complexities of divorce in Colorado can be a daunting task, and finding the right attorney is critical to achieving a favorable outcome. The expertise of a

Grandparent Visitation in Colorado

In the realm of family law, the rights of grandparents to visitation with their grandchildren is an area that combines deep emotional bonds with complex legal principles. In Colorado, the

Defending Against Truancy Cases in Colorado

Truancy cases can be a daunting challenge for both students and their parents, often resulting in legal consequences that may have a lasting impact on a child’s education and future.

Contempt in Colorado: A Comprehensive Examination, Emphasizing Punitive and Remedial Contempt

In the realm of Colorado’s legal system, civil contempt stands as a vital tool for ensuring adherence to court orders. This article delves into the nuances of civil contempt, elucidating

Understanding the Differences Between PRE and CFI in Child Custody Cases

Child custody disputes can be emotionally charged and complex legal matters that require careful consideration of the best interests of the children involved. To assist in these cases, the court

Understanding Annulment in Colorado: Grounds and Legal Implications

In the realm of family law, annulment stands as a distinct legal concept, separate from divorce. While divorce terminates a valid marriage, an annulment declares a marriage null and void,

The Holidays Post-Divorce: A Guide to Parenting Time in Colorado

The holiday season is often filled with joy, warmth, and the spirit of togetherness. However, for divorced parents, it can also bring a sense of uncertainty and potential conflict when

Navigating the Legal Waters: A Guide to Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Case

Introduction: When legal issues arise, finding the right lawyer can make all the difference in the world. Whether you’re facing a personal injury, involved in a business dispute, or navigating

Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

Co-parenting is often hailed as a challenging yet essential aspect of separated or divorced couples raising children together. However, when one parent exhibits narcissistic traits, the journey becomes exponentially more

High-Income Earners in Colorado Family Law: Navigating Maintenance

Colorado family law, like many other jurisdictions, has provisions in place for determining spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as alimony. Maintenance serves as a financial support mechanism for the lower-earning

Know the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration? You Should.

August 31, 2023 James Townsend Have you ever wondered about the difference between mediation and arbitration? Aren’t they the same thing? No, they are not. They are two distinct paths

Modifying Spousal Maintenance in Colorado

August 31, 2023 James Townsend In Colorado, the modification of spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) is governed by statute, specifically C.R.S. § 14-10-122. Generally speaking, a court may modify

How to File Divorce in Colorado

August 24, 2023 James Townsend Filing for divorce in Colorado involves a series of legal steps. Here’s a concise 200-word guide to the process: Please consult with a Colorado family

Property Division in Colorado Divorces

August 24, 2023 James Townsend Property division in Colorado divorces is governed by the principles of equitable distribution, as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes §14-10-113. Unlike community property states,

What Are the Alimony Guidelines in Colorado?

August 24, 2023 James Townsend Are you confused and frustrated trying to understand the guidelines for alimony in Colorado; you’re not alone. Alimony, or “spousal maintenance” as it is known

The Allocation of Parental Responsibilities in Colorado: An Overview

By: James K. Townsend August 15, 2023 Navigating through the intricacies of child custody, or as we refer to it in Colorado, the “allocation of parental responsibilities” or “APR,” can

The Process of Divorce in the State of Colorado

One of the most common questions I receive as an experienced divorce attorney relates to the process of divorce, or “dissolution of marriage,” in the state of Colorado. Below is

The Top Five Most Common Mistakes People Make When Handling Their Own Divorces in Colorado

Introduction My hands were sweating profusely, and I was literally experiencing shortness of breath as I prepared to go in front of the judge. The court room was packed, yet