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Can Workers’ Compensation Be Taken for Child Support?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Meaning, if a worker is injured in a workplace accident or if they become sick with an occupational disease, the worker can file a workers’ compensation claim regardless of their own degree of fault. While workers’ compensation covers medical care and provides monthly benefits to the injured worker, it does not compensate the individual for 100% of their pay prior to their injury. Instead, workers’ compensation is less than...

Are You Guilty of Parental Alienation?

When people divorce, it’s normal to have resentment toward one’s spouse. This is especially the case when there has been adultery, emotional abuse, and other issues that caused hostility to build over the years. It’s only human nature to be critical of one’s ex during a breakup, but when there are children involved, it’s important that parents keep their negative opinions of each other to themselves. Otherwise, if a parent engages in “parental alienation,” it not...

Can I Change a Child Support Order in Colorado?

If you’re getting a divorce for the first time, or if you’re new to the world of child support orders, you may not fully understand how they work. For starters, you cannot stop paying child support if your ex refuses to let you see the kids. If you lose your job, you can’t stop paying either; the child support you owe will continue to add up until a court agrees to modify the existing order – and no, child support is not retroactive...

What Rights Does an Unwed Father Have?

These days, it’s becoming increasingly common for children to be born to unmarried parents. Since so many children are born out of wedlock (outside of marriage) across the country, legal questions have been raised about fathers, and the rights they have when they are not married to their children’s mothers. What rights does an unmarried father have to his children? In all states, not just Colorado, unmarried fathers have zero rights and responsibilities to their...

License Suspensions for Child Support in Colorado

If you are recently separated or divorced and you have been ordered to pay child support, it’s important that you understand what can happen if you fall behind on your child support payments. All states, not just Colorado, have a variety of ways to collect child support if a noncustodial parent falls behind, and they’re not pleasant. Local child support agencies in Denver and throughout Colorado can garnish wages, seize funds in bank accounts (including a joint bank account...

Is Alimony Tax Deductible in Colorado?

You’re probably familiar with the term “alimony,” which is called “spousal maintenance” in Colorado. Spousal maintenance is financial support a higher-earning spouse pays to a lower-earning spouse during or after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to help a dependent spouse become self-supporting after a divorce. For decades, alimony was tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as income by the receiving spouse, but as of January 1, 2019, the laws changed. Effective January...

Can I Get a Divorce When My House is Upside-Down?

If you’re fortunate, you’ll head into a divorce with equity in your home, money in the bank, and a couple retirement accounts. This way, once the marital assets are split according to Colorado law, you’ll be comfortable. But, not everyone is that fortunate. For a lot of jaded spouses, there never seems to be a “good time” to divorce. And, if unhappy spouses delay their divorce because they’re waiting for the real estate market to heat up,...

How to Have a Mindful Divorce

We’ve all heard the divorce horror stories. The ones where a spouse drained the couple’s bank account, racked up the credit cards, alienated the children, or drove the couple into bankruptcy. These types of stores abound, but that doesn’t mean that all divorces have a bad ending, or that your divorce story has to end the same way. “Is it possible to achieve a mindful divorce?” Absolutely, but to have a mindful divorce, the spouses must be respectful...

Can Prenuptial Agreements Determine Child Custody in Colorado?

Prenuptial agreements can be valuable legal instruments for high net worth individuals, business owners, and spouses with children from a previous relationship. A well-crafted prenuptial or postnuptial (created after marriage) agreement can impact alimony, property and debt division, and it can even disinherit a spouse where a will or trust lack such power. But what about child custody? Can a spouse waive or reduce their rights to child custody in a prenuptial agreement before their child is even born? Can...

Is it Better to File Bankruptcy Before or After Divorce?

Adultery and financial problems are two leading causes of divorce, but for the purposes of this article, we’re going to focus on the latter and the issue of bankruptcy. As you can imagine, money problems often lead to divorce and ultimately bankruptcy. And because divorce and bankruptcy are often interconnected, we’re frequently asked, “Should I file bankruptcy or divorce first?” and “Does it matter?” Yes, the timing definitely matters but there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach to...

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