I'm in Colorado, working on a divorce. Two temp orders have been issued but the arbiter won't issue a final order and its been nearly 6 mos. The arbiter's dad died a couple months ago and I think she isn't in the right frame of mind to continue working but in the meantime... View More
Im not clear on all the facts here, but IF, a party dies BEFORE a Decree for Dissolution of Marriage is entered, then the Court (nor the arbiter) no longer has jurisdiction to make any further orders regarding the Dissolution of Marriage.
You will want an attorney to articulate case law to...View More
I alone, took care of the house chores ie; cleaned, cooked, etc. I've always supported him emotionally and made sure he kept up with doctor visits and other personal matters. All of my mail has come to the home we shared for 18 yrs. I'm not listed on the property nor, any of the insurance... View More
I don't think that these facts, in the manner in which they are presented, give rise to a common law marriage - however, you might have other causes of action under different civil theories of law, if your goal is to get to the equity in the home.
Current parenting plan is roughly 50/50. If he decides it is healthier mentally to be with his father what legal action must be taken care of other then filing court paperwork for a change in child support
Unfortunately, while your son is 16, it is not entirely up to him. The Colorado statute on point allows the court to consider his wishes if he is sufficiently mature enough to express an opinion about the parent he wants to live with, but the statute does not state an exact age for a child to be...View More
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