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What Happens At An Initial Status Conference?

The initial status conference (ISC) is the very first court date in a family law case, whether it’s divorce, child custody, order modification, or the like. Though it isn’t a hearing, this meeting is mandated by law, and all parties and their lawyers must attend it. What happens at this...
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Child Custody When One Parent Is A Non-US Citizen

Does citizenship or immigration status affect a parent’s chances of obtaining custody of their child? This is a question you may be asking if you or your spouse is a non-US citizen residing in Colorado, and you are legally separating. The short answer is no – being an immigrant or...
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Termination of Parental Rights in Colorado

When an individual’s parental rights are terminated, he or she is no longer financially obligated to his or her child. In addition, the parent no longer has rights to see the child or to make any decisions regarding the child’s medical care, religious instruction, care, or any other aspect concerning...
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What Does Child Support Cover In Colorado?

Whether or not you and your spouse are staying together, your child relies on parental care during their growing-up years. This is the purpose of child support – the money is paid not to financially boost either parent but to provide your young one with the means to survive and...
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How To Get Emancipated In Colorado

Emancipation is a legal change when a person is lawfully considered an adult in certain ways. When a minor is emancipated, it means they are free from parental guardianship and are fully responsible for supporting themselves. In Colorado, the age of majority – or the age at which a person...
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Property Division in a Gray Divorce

For separating couples over the age of 50, a “gray divorce” brings with it issues not typically faced by younger divorcing couples. One such issue is the division of property accumulated over decades of being together. When it comes to property division in a gray divorce, just one mistake could...
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Dissipation of Assets – What You Need to Know

Dissipation of assets can be defined as the intentional use of an asset for an inequitable or illegal purpose, such as when a spouse mishandles or misappropriates marital assets with the intent of depriving the other party of those same assets when a divorce is imminent. To be classified as...
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Child Support After a Parent’s Death

Most individuals assume that the other parent will be around long after the children have grown up and are able to financially support themselves. However, this is not always the case. When a parent dies unexpectedly, both the surviving spouse and their children are not only likely to suffer emotionally,...
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