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Colorado Child Custody Questions Answered

Colorado family law attorneys provide answers to frequently asked questions with regards to child custody in Colorado. Who will get custody of our child? There are not set rules on who will automatically get custody of the children. There are statutory factors that the court must consider in awarding any decision regarding minor children. What is joint custody? What is sole custody? Colorado does not have joint custody or sole custody. Colorado uses the term parental responsibility – which can either be joint or primary.  If you equally share in overnight visitation with the minor child, you have joint parental Read more

Understanding Colorado’s Laws on Divorce and Property

When considering property division at the time of a legal separation or dissolution of marriage, there are two general types of property to consider: marital property and separate property.  Generally, “marital property” is property acquired by either spouse after the marriage. C.R.S. 14-10-113(2). Once property is deemed marital, then the Court considers how to divide the marital property. The individuals’ separate property remains their own. In Colorado, marital property is divided without regard to marital misconduct or fault. The Court divides property as it deems equitable or fair, which does not necessarily mean the property is divided equally. In making the decision Read more