By: Stephen J. Plog As with most areas of the law, family law statutes and the cases interpreting them are not always clear. When ambiguity exists, attorneys and judges can be left wondering what the right outcome of the given issue may be. In many instances, the state legislature or judiciary
By: Stephen J. Plog Do not let anxiety, apprehension, or the fear of the unknown subtract from your first meeting with your family law attorney. Thought and careful preparation will allow both you and your attorney to gain the most positive results from your first consultation. Family law is more than divorce.
By: Stephen J. Plog Colorado is an equitable division state. During a divorce, the court seeks to divide marital property equitably or as fairly as possible under the given circumstances. This often begins with the court first determining value and then dividing the marital property equally. Keep in mind that “equitable” does
Colorado is an equitable division state, not a common law state. This can work to the advantage of a spouse making a separate claim to a piece of rental property. In an equitable division state, marital property, including rental property, is not automatically assumed to be divided equally as part of a
Colorado’s child custody laws are complex and can be confusing, especially when combined with a divorce or other family law matter. If you are unsure about Colorado’s child custody laws, read the following information for a brief explanation of: How Colorado’s family courts determine custody; The types of custody available in Colorado;
Criminal Histories & Child Custody – Can Child Custody Be Impacted From Prior Convictions in Colorado?
By: Sarah T. McCain Child custody is a complicated matter in Colorado. A judge should always grant child custody orders according to what is in the child’s best interest. Making this decision takes an in-depth look at both parents and their ability to care for the child. Most criminal convictions will not
By: Stephen J. Plog A traditional marriage is not the only type of legal union recognized by the courts in Colorado. There are two other possibilities: a civil union and a common law marriage. Learning the similarities and differences between these two types of unions may be important for legal reasons if
If you receive an inheritance during your marriage it is generally yours and yours alone under Colorado law. However, if the money or property your inherit increases in value during your marriage and a divorce occurs, you may be required to split any increase in value with your spouse. Likewise, if you
Divorce is a difficult and emotional matter that can bring out the worst in people. Some may even lie in an official record or while giving testimony in a family law court to achieve the desired outcome. Lying in a Colorado family law case can come with severe penalties if it constitutes
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