In Colorado, some divorcing couples an elect to file an uncontested divorce, which may save both spouses time and money. Continue reading to learn if you meet the requirements for this type of divorce process.
Overview of Annulment and Void Marriages Civil annulments and divorces are similar in the sense that they make a determination about marital status. But the vital difference between them is that divorce ends an existing, valid marriage, whereas annulment simply declares that what everyone thought was
Laws governing how marital property is divided at divorce vary from state to state. Colorado law requires a division that is equitable, meaning that it is fair--it doesn't necessarily have to be exactly equal. Some couples are able to agree on how to divide everything on their own, while others seek the help of attorneys or a mediator to negotiate a settlement.
This article explains how the occurrence of domestic violence impacts a court’s determination of which parent should have custody of a child in Colorado. If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are a number of organizations that can help secure your safety and legal rights. The Colorado Coalition
Whether it’s by choice or by chance, parenthood is a life changing event. Before having children, most of us only worried about our own needs. Once a baby arrives, the parent’s focus is on the child’s needs. What if the parent is a single mom? How does she get the child’s father to help? This article provides an overview of how to establish paternity in Colorado.
In Colorado, every child has the right to be financially supported by his or her parents, whether the parents are married to one another or not. A parent’s income is a key factor in deciding how much financial support is owed. Unfortunately, some parents try to lower the amount of child support owed, or avoid paying altogether, by intentionally reducing their income.
Just like marriage doesn't guarantee that couples will live “happily ever after,” a child support order doesn’t ensure that parents will actually make the necessary payments. When parents fail to meet their child support obligations, each state has laws designed to force compliance.