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COVID-19 Resources

Colorado Divorce and Video Hearings

By: Stephen J. Plog How the courts conduct business has significantly changed due to COVID-19. With a governmental ban on large gatherings in place, the family law courts in Colorado have updated their practices to eliminate in-person hearings for all but emergency cases, with a few exceptions. Whether your divorce case was
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Dealing With Custody and Visitation Orders During the Pandemic

One of the many things the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic has affected is child custody. Divorced parents have struggled with sticking to their custody agreements amid child safety concerns and stay-at-home orders. Despite the challenges parents are facing, they must lawfully continue to obey custody and visitation orders. Parents who are having trouble with
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Colorado Extreme Risk Protection Orders

By: Jessica A. Saldin During the 2019 regular session, Colorado’s legislature passed a new law regarding protection orders.  This law did not replace or change the old law; it simply forms a separate protection order basis.  This new law governs what are now called “Extreme Risk Protection Orders.”  This new law allows
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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get Divorced in Colorado?

By: Plog & Stein PC Many people are reluctant, nervous, or even fearful of going to court. This is understandable because most people have never been to court and find the formal setting uncomfortable. Additionally going to court can be inconvenient to people who live far away from the courthouse (sometimes even out
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Temporary Orders in Family Law Cases

By Michelle L. Searcy Whether you have been served with a family law case or have initiated one, in Colorado, your first court appearance will be an initial status conference.  While the purpose of this meeting is to give you important information about your responsibilities in the case, it is also your
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How Will My Stocks be Divided in My Divorce Case?

By: Jessica A. Saldin When proceeding through a divorce case in Colorado, there are sometimes unique property items that raise special questions when it comes to the treatment of those items for division purposes. For example, trusts, business interests, PERA accounts, etc. all have unique aspects which have been discussed in previous
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