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Enforcement of Parenting Time

Parenting time or visitation orders entered by the Court can be enforced through proceedings under C.R.S. § 14-10-129.5. The advantages of seeking enforcement through this statutory provision are not only that the person violating the parenting…

Petition the Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court was established by the Constitution of the State of Colorado and is comprised of seven justices.  The Supreme Court is responsible for all courts in Colorado and exercises supervisory and appellate jurisdiction.  The…

Maintenance & Alimony

The family court may award maintenance, formerly known as alimony, to a spouse in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation or declaration of invalidity of marriage pursuant to C.R.S. § 14-10-114 only if it is requested.  To…

Contempt and the Fifth Amendment

Contempt and the Fifth Amendment The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution states “no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”  This right is commonly known as the right against self-incrimination…

Determining Income for Child Support

The Colorado legislature has provided that, in determining a parent's income for purposes of calculating child support, the income to be counted is that from any source, with certain defined exceptions.  The child support statute sets forth…

Calculating Child Support

Calculation of child support in Colorado would seem to be fairly straight-forward because of the use of Child Support Worksheets that are Excel based spreadsheets with embedded formulas.  The issues that arise, however, are how to determine…

Grandparent Custody Rights

Grandparent Responsibility Guardianship Power of Attorney Visitation Grandparent Custody: While people tend to think of custody cases as battles between two biological parents of the child, a significant number of custody cases involve…

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Resources & Links Colorado Courts: Colorado District Courts Adams & Broomfield County District Courts Denver County Court Colorado Self-Help Resources: Colorado Judicial Branch Self-Help Center (Forms) Legal…

Dissolution of Marriage - Divorce

Colorado Divorce Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) in Colorado Filing for Divorce:  Divorce in Colorado, referred to as Dissolution of Marriage, may be obtained when at least one of the spouses has been a Colorado resident 91 days or more…

Custody & Parenting

Colorado Child Custody & Parenting Time Parental Responsibility & Custody Law in Colorado Child Custody Law and Visitation in Colorado:  In Colorado, the terms Custody and Visitation have been replaced with Parental Responsibility…