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How to Deal with False Allegations of Child Abuse

Falsely accusing a former spouse of abuse has become an increasingly common tactic in family courts over the last few years—particularly in highly contested divorce and custody cases. However, not all of these reports are substantiated. While many of the individuals who deny child abuse are guilty, there are many...
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How Can I File for Divorce If My Spouse is Missing?

Many married couples file for divorce once they feel the marriage will no longer work. Other couples, on the other hand, opt to abandon the marriage or separate indefinitely. Though not very common, it is possible for some couples to separate and lose contact over time without a divorce case...
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What Does Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Mean?

In the state of Colorado, the term custody is becoming less common. Instead of awarding custody in a divorce, Colorado statutes now legally use the term allocation of parental responsibilities or APR to refer to the conventional notions of child custody and visitation. Custody, also known as the legal right...
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What is Considered Marital Property in a Colorado Divorce?

A divorce is typically comprised of numerous steps—one of which is the division of property. In a Colorado divorce, properties are typically divided into two: separate property and marital property. Marital property in Colorado can be defined as property owned by both parties, and which is subject to division. Separate...
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Understanding Contempt of Court Citations

Contempt of court refers to an individual’s behavior that defies or opposes the authority of the court. If someone files a contempt of court citation against you in Colorado, that party is asking the judge to punish or penalize you because they believe you violated at least one provision of...
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Student Loans and Divorce

Going through a divorce often involves a long and exhausting process of classifying marital assets from non-marital assets. Dealing with divorce and student loans, however, can further complicate things. In Colorado, student loans can be rather difficult to divide depending on the situation. One common misconception on dividing student loan...
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How Do I File for Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is classified as a “no-fault” state in terms of divorce, which means you only need to show that your marriage is irretrievably broken. Fault or misconduct are not included in the initial divorce paperwork, but fault-based arguments may be taken into consideration when awarding spousal support and dividing property....
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Discovery in Colorado Divorce Proceedings

“Discovery” is a legal process created specifically to collect information in different types of law—including during a divorce. Discovery is typically issued in family law cases such as divorce; child support or custody cases when one side is under the belief that more information is needed. The discovery process makes...
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Understanding Sole Custody in a Colorado Divorce

Any time there are children involved in a divorce, custody orders are typically established in the process. If one parent is awarded sole custody, then the rights and responsibilities of the other parent are dependent on the type of sole custody received. There are two types of sole custody: physical...
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Understanding Contempt of Court in Colorado

Contempt of court refers to an individual’s behavior that defies or opposes the authority of the court. In terms of family law, civil contempt generally involves the failure to perform an act ordered by the court. Contempt of court may be classified into two parts: Direct or indirect. Direct contempt...
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