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Can I Change a Child Support Order in Colorado?
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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • When Does Child Support End in Colorado?

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    • Common Law Marriage in Denver

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    • Are You Common Law Married?

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    • How to Have a Mindful Divorce

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    • Date Camp - November 9th

      This is a one day workshop for singles that will be held in Aurora, CO. Brought to you by http://www.datecamp.tv./ . You will learn skills for dating ...

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      Online dating is the hush-hush way of meeting people anymore. It's well accepted. So well accepted that many niche dating sites are flourishing. ...

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    • The Healthy Man's Guide To Moving On After Divorce

      Women are more well-known for talking about their feelings. But just because they may not say much (or anything) doesn't mean that men are devoid of ...

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    • Will Moving Out Impact Child Custody?

      When a married couple decides to divorce , one of the first questions will be, “Should one of us move out of the family home?” If the marriage has ...

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    • What to Tell the Judge at my Permanent Protection Order Hearing

      Once you have a temporary protection order restrianing the defendant from you, the Court will set a date for you to come back and have a hearing on ...

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    • Abuse In Marriage

      Over half of all marriages in the United States today, end up in divorce court. Abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. There are times when ...

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    • How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in Colorado

      In the United States, spouses are expected to financially support each other and that does not necessarily end when a couple divorces. Often, one ...

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    • Divorce: Should You Sell Your House?

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    • Social Media & Divorce: The Rules

      These days, the vast majority of adults have at least one social media account. While you may not log on to Twitter or Instagram, the odds are you at ...

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    • When Does Alimony End in Colorado?

      Colorado refers to alimony as “ spousal maintenance .” In a Colorado divorce case, a judge may order the higher-earning spouse to pay the ...

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    • Best Parenting Advice for Divorcing Spouses

      When parents decide to divorce , they know they’ll have to deal with child custody and support and have those matters worked out before the divorce ...

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    • Protecting Your Credit in a Divorce

      Most adults have heard horror stories from people who claim that their divorce ruined their credit. While many of these stories are true, it doesn’t ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • Can a Father Win Sole Custody in Colorado?

      Thirty years ago, mothers almost always ended up with custody of the children in a divorce. This wasn’t just the case here in Colorado, that was the ...

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    • Father's Rights

      Do the Courts Prefer Mothers over Fathers? Historically, with parenting time following divorce, many believed children should stay with only one ...

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    • Financial Advice for Divorcing Spouses

      If you’re considering divorce , you’re likely worried about how it will impact your finances. Whether you’re in a high-net-worth marriage, you and ...

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    • Financial Tips for Divorcing Spouses

      It’s no secret that one of the most difficult parts of divorce is the financial aspect. If the financial part were easier, we would probably see a ...

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    • Which Parent Claims the Dependency Exemption?

      With tax season quickly approaching, a lot of our clients, especially those with children, ask us about the dependency exemption. Which parent claims ...

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    • Grandmother Awarded Custody of Her Grandchildren

      In Corpus Christi Texas, a grandmother will be given custody of her four grand children after her son, Ryan Sanders, and his wife, Heather Sanders, ...

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    • Is Hugging Essential for a Healthy Relationship?

      Want to learn a way check the health and strength of your relationship? One way of measuring the shape of your relationship is looking to see if your ...

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    • Taking the High Road

      This message comes from a previous client of the Jones Law Firm. She recently emailed us an update of her and her now ex-husbands relationship. She ...

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    • Wisdom From The Bleachers* Blog Series 1 of 8

      I am sitting in the bleachers of a high school football game. It's a gorgeous Colorado Saturday and I am surrounded by parents cheering sons onward. ...

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    • Legal Separation vs. Divorce in Colorado

      A lot of divorcing spouses will casually say, “We are legally separated,” but that is not the case. In reality, the married couple either split up and ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Legal Separation

      Consult with a Denver Family Attorney – Call (888) 850-9851 Legal separation in Colorado is an alternative to divorce or annulment which allows ...

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    • Legal Separation vs Divorce

      The Difference Between Separation & Legal Separation Many clients file for divorce after believing they are legally separated from their spouse since, ...

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    • Divorce: Should You Sell Your House?

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      Everyone knows that the basic foundation of every relationship is honesty and trust. Being truthful helps build trust which is something that is ...

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    • How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in Colorado

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    • Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

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      A question I am often asked is, "what is the difference between a divorce and a legal Separation?" The primary difference is that if you are legally ...

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    • A Plan To Help Our U.S. Military Fight For Child Custody

      Brave men and women have devoted their life to serving our country in the U.S. military. They are deployed to stations all over the world for months ...

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    • Modifications of Divorce in Colorado

      Let’s say your divorce has been final now for a year but you really need to modify the decree. Is this possible? When you went to court for your ...

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    • Avoiding Parental Alienation

      Divorce is hard, but it’s much more challenging when the spouses are constantly at war before, during and after the divorce process. As a general ...

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    • Are You a Victim of Parental Alienation Syndrome?

      When married couples with children go their separate ways, they must remember to keep their children’s best interests at heart, but for some parents, ...

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    • Parental Alienation

      Parental alienation takes many forms but can include when a parent keeps the other from seeing the child or tells the child such things as, "your ...

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    • Parenting Time

      Parenting time in Colorado is determined by stipulation of the parties or a court’s conclusion. While parents can agree through casual conversation or ...

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    • Unfit for Parenting?

      This story comes out of New York, New York, and presents a very slippery slope situation. The backdrop to the story is an ongoing case for divorce ...

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    • Good News for the Psychological Parent

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    • If it Ain't Broke, You Should Still Fix It: Why Custody Orders are Important

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    • Will Moving Out Impact Child Custody?

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    • How to Enforce Your Court Ordered Parenting Time in Colorado

      Unfortunately many client's walk into our office upset because their co-parent is refusing to let them exercise their Court ordered parenting time. ...

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    • What You Must Know About Establishing Paternity in Colorado

      To “ establish paternity ” means to determine who the legal father of a child is. When a child is born to married parents, the law automatically ...

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    • Are You Eligible To Receive Spousal Retirement Benefits After A Divorce?

      The short answer is "Maybe." According to the Social Security Administration, you are eligible to receive benefits on your ex-spouse's retirement ...

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    • How to Have "The Talk" With Your Daughter: 5 Helpful Tips for Dads

      Are you a single parent? Do you have a daughter? If so you understand how difficult it can be to relate to your daughter during her adolescence. Some ...

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    • Taking the High Road

      This message comes from a previous client of the Jones Law Firm. She recently emailed us an update of her and her now ex-husbands relationship. She ...

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      Prenuptial agreements can be valuable legal instruments for high net worth individuals, business owners, and spouses with children from a previous ...

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    • Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

      One of the reasons why divorce is so complicated is because spouses have to determine how to divide their assets and debts. By assets, we’re referring ...

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    • Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

      The laws regarding dividing a couple’s assets and property during a divorce vary from state to state. Colorado uses the “equitable distribution” ...

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    • Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

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    • Australian Women "Cried Ghost" to Sway the Court in a Divorce Settlement

      A 52-year-old woman in Southern Australia who wanted to keep her house in a divorce settlement told her lawyer, a property evaluator and a Judge, that ...

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    • Hiding Assets During A Divorce: Never The Right Strategy

      A survey conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that approximately one third of U.S. couples with combined assets were ...

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    • How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in Colorado

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    • Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

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    • Parenting Time

      Parenting time in Colorado is determined by stipulation of the parties or a court’s conclusion. While parents can agree through casual conversation or ...

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    • Are You Eligible To Receive Spousal Retirement Benefits After A Divorce?

      The short answer is "Maybe." According to the Social Security Administration, you are eligible to receive benefits on your ex-spouse's retirement ...

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    • Same-Sex Divorce Now Legal in All 50 States Due to Supreme Court Ruling

      Amidst the rainbow-colored flags in celebration and picket signs in protest of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex ...

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    • Some Father's Day Advice for Dads after Divorce

      Father’s Day originally began as a way to honor a single parent named William Smart. His daughter, Sonora Dodd from Spokane, Washington, thought to ...

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      Are you a single parent? Do you have a daughter? If so you understand how difficult it can be to relate to your daughter during her adolescence. Some ...

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    • 2019 Changes to Spousal Maintenance Law

      For decades, spousal maintenance (alimony) has been tax deductible for the paying spouse and counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse, but ...

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      Unlike child support, Colorado currently has no guidelines for maintenance where the annual gross combined income of the parties is over $75,000.00. ...

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      The Huffington Post & the Daily Beast did a survey to find out divorce rates across American cities. You'll be surprised to find out 2 out of the 10 ...

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      It is undeniable that social media has become an integral part of our lives, and as a result our marital status is not just indicated by a wedding ...

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    • Take Everything With You in a Divorce

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