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December 2017 Archives

Wheat Ridge Child Custody Attorney | Following Parenting Plans and Losing Custody in Jefferson County

mother-1245764_640.jpgI recently read an article about a woman who temporarily lost custody of her children for not following the terms of her court ordered parenting plan, as ordered through her divorce agreement. When a person signs a divorce agreement that includes parental responsibilities and different clauses related to child-rearing, those are set in stone. Unless you go back to the Jefferson County Court to have the orders modified, there are serious repercussions for not following the orders. The mother had her children taken from her for not following the religious-upbringing clause of their divorce agreement. She had agreed to raise the children in a strictly Orthodox Jewish home. The mother, however, came out as gay, which the father felt conflicted with the Hasidic Judaism traditions they agreed to raise their children under.

Wheat Ridge Parental Alienation and Divorce Attorney | What is Parental Alienation in Jefferson County?

pexels-photo-286625.jpegAs an experienced divorce and child custody attorney in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, I have dealt with all types of divorce cases, ranging from extremely amicable to extremely tumultuous. Sometimes in the more troubling cases, the parties begin to use the children as pawns and one parent will undermine the relationship of the kids with their other parent. This is known as parental alienation and is treated very seriously in the Jefferson County family court. This alienation can range from making statements to weaken the relationship with the other parent, keeping the children from the other parent, or even making false claims of abuse.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer | The Difference Between Separation and Legal Separation

man-2933984_640.jpgOften, people in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County think living apart from a spouse means they are legally separated. This, however, is not the case. In order to be legally separated, legal paperwork must be filed with the courts. When married couples choose to not be together anymore, they have two legal pathways to choose from: a legal separation or a divorce.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Attorney | Protecting Your Assets in Divorce with a Pre-Nup

writing-1149962_640.jpgWhile Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County prenuptial and postuptial agreements often have a bad reputation, they can be very helpful in protecting you, your children, and your assets.  

Wheat Ridge Family Law Attorney | Divorce and Preparing for Holiday Season

pexels-photo-195030.jpegIf you are preparing for or in the midst of a Wheat Ridge divorce or separation, the upcoming holidays may be a difficult time of the year. While often the Christmas season means traditions and spending time with family, preparing for this season without your spouse may be painful. Planning ahead is key to preparing yourself for the holiday season. Being mindful of expectations and keeping things simple will keep you less stressed and overwhelmed during this time of year.

Wheat Ridge Divorce and Child Support Attorney | Your Child's College Education and Expenses: Who Pays?

graduation-907565_640.jpgIn Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, and across Colorado, child support payments are mandatory after a divorce where children are involved. However, we often get questions about financial responsibilities when the child is no longer a child and turns 19. Current child support law requires that child support payments be made until the child is 19 years old. But, just because someone turns 19, doesn't mean that the financial responsibilities are over. Often, after graduating high school, a child chooses to attend college for a higher education. But, who is responsible for paying for this education if child support is no longer required? Let's see what the Colorado law says.

Wheat Ridge Alimony Attorney | Different Types of Spousal Maintenance Payments in Jefferson County

savings-2789112_640.jpgWhile many in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County refer to payments one spouse must pay to another after divorce as alimony, in Colorado is it referred to as spousal maintenance. Alimony and spousal maintenance payments are one of the biggest pieces in a divorce case, along with child custody and child support. There are many difference types of maintenance or alimony that one party may be rewarded during divorce proceedings. Let's take a look at the types of alimony you may be awarded, or that you may be required to pay.

Wheat Ridge Child Support Attorney | Child Support Add-Ons in Jefferson County

pexels-photo-433636.jpegIn Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, a noncustodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent for any child under 19, still attending high school, or disabled. Child support is calculated based on a formula that uses more than just a parent's income to determine the amount necessary. These additional factors are called add-ons. Let's look at the list of these add-ons and all the factors in play when determining the amount of child support a person must pay.

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