Colorado Child Relocation Laws

Prior to 2001, a custodial mother could relocate with her child even though the non-custodial father would be remaining in Colorado and objected to the move. As long as certain conditions were met, the court almost always granted the move. Now, though, any move of a custodial parent must be in the best interests of the child, according to updated Colorado child relocation laws. Since Colorado began using the “best interests of the child doctrine” as a determining factor in parental relocation, the court does not automatically grant a presumption or advantage to either parent. Neither do they allocate the Read more

Drastic Changes To Colorado Alimony Laws

The amount and duration of alimony in Colorado has been standardized for all family law courts in the state, as part of new alimony legislation. Prior to the passage of House Bill 13-1058, Colorado alimony (renamed “spousal maintenance”) awards varied greatly from judge to judge and were left to the discretion of the court. The new legislation provides a well-defined, clear-cut formula for the first time in the history of Colorado alimony laws. The Basic Calculation If a couple makes $300,000 or less, the formula is 40 percent of the higher income earner’s adjusted gross income, less 50 percent of Read more

Three Steps To Hiring The Right Denver Divorce Lawyer

Are you going through a divorce in Colorado and looking for a Denver divorce lawyer? Do you need a competent Colorado Springs divorce attorney? Are you looking for legal guidance on your separation in Boulder? If you’re facing a divorce in Colorado, follow these three steps to find the right Colorado divorce attorney for your case. 1. Get Referrals When you’re looking for a divorce lawyer, don’t immediately turn to the phone book or Google. You’ll find too many options, and you won’t know which ones are worth looking into. Instead, narrow down your choices by asking your friends who Read more