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Death Before or During Divorce in Colorado

What happens if a spouse dies before a final decree of divorce or dissolution is entered by the court? In Colorado, the law dictates that a pending divorce case does not survive after the death of one spouse. Generally, the divorce action immediately ends upon the party’s death. Colorado’s statutory...
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Can I Get a Divorce Without My Spouse’s Consent?

When it comes to grounds for divorce or the dissolution of marriage, the state of Colorado is considered a no-fault state. In the past, a spouse who wished to get a divorce had to prove a basis such as physical abuse, adultery, or abandonment. Today, however, the only requirements to...
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How To Keep Legal Costs Low in a Colorado Divorce

Divorced couples can attest to the fact that divorce is not cheap. Attorneys’ fees can quickly add up, especially when both spouses own numerous assets, or when there are children involved. Below are six tips to save money on your legal fees during your divorce. 1. Work with your spouse....
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The Basics of Paternity Lawsuits in Colorado

Paternity lawsuits may be filed to officially prove or even disprove a child’s biological father. Establishing the biological paternity of a child is very important, as it relates to other legal issues such as a father’s custody rights, visitation rights, financial obligations, and moral obligations to a child. An action...
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Child Custody Rights for the Non-Biological Parent

It often happens that children have strong bonds and interactions with individuals other than their biological parents as they grow up, such as their grandparents, step-parents, family friends, and other relatives who have helped take care of them. Unfortunately, relationships between a child’s biological parents and their other caregivers sometimes...
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Colorado Adoption FAQs

What is adoption? Adoption refers to a legal process where a birth parents’ rights are permanently terminated and awarded to the adoptive parents, and the adoptive parents assume all responsibilities and rights for the child. How does adoption differ from guardianship? With adoption, a birth parents’ rights and responsibilities to...
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Colorado Domestic Violence FAQ

What is domestic violence? In the state of Colorado, domestic violence can be defined as either a threat or act of violence between two individuals who share an intimate relationship. The victim of domestic violence could be a former partner, an immediate member of the family, or a member of...
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