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Post Secondary Education Costs

A court may order parents to pay postsecondary education costs. “If the court finds that it is appropriate for the parents to contribute to the costs of a program of postsecondary education, then the court shall terminate child support and enter an order requiring both parents to contribute a sum determined to be reasonable for the education expenses of the child, taking into account the resources of each parent and the child.” C.R.S. 14-10-115(15)(c). Postsecondary …

My Spouse Cheated, Can I Ask for Spousal Maintenance?

If your spouse cheated on you, you may be wondering if adultery will have any impact on your ability to seek alimony, or “spousal maintenance” as it is referred to in Colorado. Spousal maintenance is money that one spouse pays to the other spouse during and after a divorce. Alimony is meant to ensure that both spouses are able to maintain a similar standard of living as they enjoyed during the marriage. Colorado lawmakers are well-aware …

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 create a day to celebrate fathers, thinking about all her father had done for her. Her mother had died and William took care of all his six children on his own. During a church sermon in 1908, while a priest rambled on about Mother’s Day, she thought about the importance of …

What if Kimye The Kardashian Wedding Was In Colorado?

If you get married the divorce rate statistics are this: First time 50%. Second time 67%. Third time 73%. This is Kim Kardashian’s third marriage. First she married Damon Thomas, when she was nineteen. Then we sort of remember the short lived 72 day marriage in 2011. And now her third marriage to Kanye West… The second time marriage divorce rate is slightly higher than for first time marriages. And the third time is way high! This …

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

Do you have questions about child custody in Denver? At Jones Law Firm, PC, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about child custody in Colorado. We encourage you to continue reading the questions and answers below to obtain valuable information. If you need further assistance with your divorce or child custody case, please contact a Denver divorce attorney from our firm for assistance. What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan addresses all of the issues which …

What’s the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Colorado?

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 separated, you cannot get remarried. This is because if you’re legally separated, you’re still married to your spouse. Often couples choose a legal separation in lieu of a divorce for one of two reasons. One, the couple’s religious beliefs morally object to getting a divorce. Or two, the …

I Want to Avoid Getting Divorced- Can I get an Annulment?

Every once and a while, a client will walk into our office with the hope of annulling their marriage. Sometimes they are seeking the annulment for religious reasons, and other times they are seeking an annulment because they feel betrayed by their partner. However, regardless of the client’s reasons, I usually find that my potential clients have no idea what an annulment really is, and they usually want one because culturally it does not sound …

What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union?

What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union? Colorado made national headlines when its civil union law took into effect in May 2013. While most same-sex couples celebrated the opportunity to finally tie the knot with their long time partners, other couples celebrated because they finally had a mechanism to get divorced from their current spouse. This is because same-sex couples who married outside of Colorado were not permitted to get divorced in …

What Does a Successful Financial Outcome in a Divorce Case Look Like?

When I first meet with a prospective client, they often tell me they are looking for a lawyer who will ‘win’ their divorce case for them. This is understandable, as everyone wants to walk away from their divorce with the best possible outcome. As an attorney I enjoy working tirelessly to achieve the best result possible for my clients. However, one of the most interesting things about divorce cases is that a winning result for …

Changing Your Relationship Status: How to Manage Social Media During Your Divorce

Changing Status on Facebook 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 band anymore. Now, many of us also broadcast our “relationship status” on the top of our Facebook profile for everyone from close friends, and acquaintances to see. While sharing your marital bliss with your e-community is a perfectly appropriate thing to do, many …

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