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What to Do After Being Served Divorce Papers

Steps to Take After Divorce Papers Have Been Served Divorce proceedings can begin in many ways. In some cases, divorce is foreseen and is finally filed after a couple has separated for years. Another circumstance, though, is where divorce comes as a complete shock to the spouse who receives the...
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Child Custody and Unmarried Parents

Nowadays, it is more and more routine for unmarried couples to have children. But what occurs when those parents decide to separate? A normal divorce process does not go on like those with married couples. A family court, however, does adjudicate differences between unmarried parents, similar in procedure to those...
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If Both Parents Agree, Can Child Support Be Waived?

Who determines who owes child support? In each case of divorce, annulment or legal separation in Colorado, Colorado’s family law court decides. They determine if a parent owes child support to the other parent under Colorado’s child support laws. Child support is calculated on a number of things. The gross...
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What Are A Non-Custodial Parent’s Rights?

Are you a non-custodial parent? If you were divorced in Colorado and a Colorado court ordered your custody arrangement, you might find this state an excellent place to call home. Colorado emphasizes frequent, ongoing and meaningful contact between a child and both parents. Decision-Making Responsibility Colorado courts strongly favor divorced...
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What Can I Do If My Spouse is Hiding Assets?

Any United States couple going through divorce must reveal their finances. All their finances. This disclosure should be open, exhaustive and complete. Real estate holdings, investments, retirement accounts, family businesses, and other assets must be disclosed. Doing so may present a complex task, never-the-less, disclosure must be done. All too...
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Modifying A Parenting Plan

What is a parenting plan? It’s an arrangement that principally determines a child’s physical living arrangements after the parents’ divorce. It also details who cares for a child’s needs. This plan is put in place by a family court judge after child custody and divorce settlements are finished. However, parents...
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What Differences Exist Between Adoption and Guardianship?

Adoption and guardianship have some elements in common and some differences. Both signify a legal relationship between an adult and a child, in which the adult has specified obligations and rights toward that child. Many people mix these terms up, mistakenly thinking adoption and guardianship mean the same thing. From...
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Can Visitation Rights Be Granted To Grandparents?

Grandparents in Colorado have limited rights to visit their grandchildren. Such as they are, these legal rights are a matter of state law and not those of the Federal government.In general, the law favors the proposition that a child should stay in touch with his or her extended family. Apart...
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When are Prenuptial Agreements Invalid?

A prenuptial agreement, known to many as a marital agreement or a prenup, is an optional legal contract signed before marriage. In it, a future couple decides how matters will be handled in case of a divorce. For many people that are considering marriage, prenuptial agreements can be an effective...
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