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
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
How Are Family Law Courts Affected by the Increase in Divorce Filings?
The coronavirus has prompted many changes for families around the globe. Fear, uncertainty, financial stress and being stuck at home have caused marital strains and led to an increase in divorce filings. In Colorado, courtroom shutdowns early in the pandemic created a significant backlog of cases in the family law department. Thousands
COVID-19 and Your Colorado Child Custody or Divorce Case
By: Plog & Stein, P.C. Over the last few weeks and days, all Colorado residents have been beset with the fears and challenges that have come with the Coronavirus epidemic. While the the issues we hear about in the media range from serious and real concern regarding health to those regarding groceries
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
Divorce Now or Later? Facts to Inform Your Decision
By: Plog & Stein PC Chances are if you are considering divorce, you are facing difficulties in your marriage that you don’t believe you and your spouse will be able to overcome. Perhaps you have even made the decision to divorce, but are unsure what the best time to file is. Here
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
Child Custody: Filing a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time
By: Stephen J. Plog While we’ve written about this subject before, it’s been a while. From time to time, safety or endangerment issues can arise in a child custody case. These types of issues can range from one parent having a drug or alcohol problem which limits their ability to safely parent,
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
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