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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 divorce, the judge created the orders based on the facts at the time of the divorce. If these facts change, then it is possible to ask for the orders to be modified because of these new conditions. It is possible for the two parties to come …

What Happens To The Children?

Approximately one of every two married couples today ends their marriages in a divorce court. This is definitely alarming. It can be extremely traumatic for a child if the bond between them and the parent is broken. The Colorado courts do everything possible, if minor children are involved, to make the divorce less traumatic emotionally for them. It is always best, if the parents can come to an agreement related to the custody of the …

What to Look for in a Divorce Lawyer

It is important to get a good lawyer for a divorce case since this is a legal battle that can hurt you and your children in many aspects. Choosing your divorce lawyer can make or break your case, so do it the smart way by evaluating your choices. Experienced lawyers are who you should seek as your counsel. Obviously, a good track record for winning previously handled divorce cases would be an indication of the lawyer’s skills and expertise. …

How to Enforce Your Court Ordered Parenting Time in Colorado

By: Hannah Jannicelli, Esq. Unfortunately many men walk into our office upset because their child’s Mother is refusing to let them exercise their Court ordered parenting time. Even more discouraging, many of these men are already worn down by their initial custody dispute. And these men feel like they have no hope in ever achieving a stable parenting time schedule with their Ex. The good news is that the hardest part is already over. The Court has already …

Modifying Maintenance or Child Support – The Effective Date

If maintenance or child support is modified by the court, the modification should be effective as of the date of the filing of the motion, unless the court finds that it would cause undue hardship or substantial injustice or unless there has been a mutually agreed upon change of physical custody of the child. In no instance shall the order be retroactively modified prior to the date of filing, unless there has been a mutually agreed upon change of physical custody. The …

Termination of Maintenance: Death or Remarriage

Unless otherwise agreed in writing or expressly provided in the divorce decree, the obligation to pay future maintenance is terminated upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the party receiving maintenance. Child support, on the other hand, may still be owed after the paying parent dies. Unless otherwise agreed in writing or expressly provided in the court orders, provisions for the support of a child are not terminated by the death of a parent obligated …

Are You Common Law Married?

By: Hannah Jannicelli, Jones Law Firm, P.C. Even if no one walked down the aisle, and no one said, “I do”, you still could be married in the state of Colorado. So, before you file a custody case against your former partner, read this article to make sure that you don’t need to file for a divorce. Historically, the practice of common law marriage was very popular in the western United States. This was because …

Do You Need a Parenting Coordinator?

By Jenny McDonald, Jones Law Firm, P.C. WHAT IS A PARENTING COORDINATOR? A parenting coordinator provides intervention and assistance to parties in high-conflict divorce and parental responsibility allocation issues. This person is a neutral third party who helps parents resolve conflicts and disputes that arise concerning parental responsibilities. The parenting coordinator has the ability to implement a court-ordered parenting plan. With a parenting coordinator, it is hoped that parties will work through disputes as they …

Welcome To Our Family Law Blog

Welcome to our new family law blog! Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC is proud to announce the launch of this new resource. Our goal at this firm has always been to help our clients receive answers to their questions about family law. We understand how complicated the laws involving custody, divorce, property division, paternity, and other family matters can be in the state of Colorado. Our attorneys hope that this blog is helpful …

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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit), and Stuart Wallace in Illinois.