We’re in Colorado, Colorado doesn’t have “custody” laws but calls it “parental responsibility.” He used to live with them for years and years. In and out. Now, that my brother is in a new relationship his baby mom has become very on edge. She has told his girl friend that she’s the... Read more »
If he would like parenting time, then he can file an action for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities with a district court. This will allow a court order to issue that will set forth the responsibilities and parenting time and allow him to enforce the order if she does not comply.
Found out my wife was having an affair mid Oct. Said she wants a divorce, and is spending all her time away from the house and our kids, including my stepdaughter, and nephew that is living with us now. I have been financially responsible for most everything during our 10yr marriage. I've paid all... Read more »
Right now neither of you have any specific financial obligations to the other except to provide basic support as needed. If you want to set forth specific responsibilities, then you can file for dissolution and ask for a temporary orders hearing with regards to child and spousal support and...Read more »
If you file jointly and submit a complete separation agreement signed by both parties, you can ask the Court to enter the agreement as an order and waive your appearance. The Court may grant that request though the Court must review the agreement for conscionability.
I have had physical custody of the children for over 100 days. The custodial parent will not assist financially in any way. I am still paying her child support. I have a court date set in April for the district to review my case. Is there anything else I can do to lift the financial burden from... Read more »
they are telling me because i have not been able to pay child support i cant see my kid except when its good for them because they are putting a 13 yr old boy on a sleep scheduled and they have not followed the custody agreement at all ps he thinks he is invincible because hes a cop
I have never been in court before and don't really know what to expect. I came back from work and my wife was raining insults and curses at me. At some point I responded to those insults which she took as a threat and called the police on me. Please any advise provided is greatly appreciated! Thank... Read more »
She should respond. The DNA test results will determine the paternity, however if she has been served with a petition and summons and does not respond, the Court can decide the matter without her input.
There is no "bright line" rule. It depends on the circumstances. Generally shared parenting may not work well for children whose parent's live in different school districts. While time with both parents is important, it is not beneficial to children to spend a large amount of time driving between...Read more »
You could potentially file for an emergency restriction of parenting time depending on your evidence. If you believe based on credible evidence that abuse is occurring you can also make a report to the Department of Human Services.
We attended mediation and weren't able to resolve anything because I feel strongly that more time with his father would not be in our son's best interest (he is an admitted abuser and alcoholic). Since then, I have found another 50/50 plan that I would consider trying, but he won't hear it because... Read more »
You will have the opportunity to respond to your ex's request to modify. I agree with the last answer that a Child and Family Investigator (CFI) can be helpful in this situation to look into the matter and make a recommendation to the Court. The CFI is a neutral and should make an unbiased...Read more »
Ex has not seen or spoken to kids in 7 years, over $60,000 behind CS, never sent anything to kids and left CO years ago. He was supposed to go back to court to have 50% cust. after completing certain task, but never did. I have made every decision and full care/support for our kids since the... Read more »
I agree with the last answer. You can file a motion to modify based on existing circumstances and his lack of participation. If you do not know where he is, child support enforcement has locator services. It is possible to serve notice by publication upon court approval, though you have to show...Read more »
My ex-husband was recently arrested. His mother (my child’s grandmother) took her and refuses to give her to me. Since I don’t have a custody court order I cannot get her back. I am at loss for what to do. Is it possible to get an emergency custody court order?
Yes, you can request emergency custody given that someone who does not have legal custody is preventing you from access to your child. You would file a motion for emergency custody and because you will have to describe the reasons for your request, it is best to have the assistance of an attorney.
I Was detained by law enforcement. During that time I allowed my ex-wifes parents to take the kids. I was not arrested or charged for anything. I have primary parenting rights for our children. She kept the children and filed a temporary restraining order and the very next day she filed a motion... Read more »
It depends. An attorney would have to see the parenting plan and also determine whether your detention would have created grounds for an emergency change in parenting. Your situation is complex and your questions can not be answered based just on the limited information provided here.
Over the years he refuses to allow me to see the autopsy results. Also this same brother masterminded a banking fraud with the brother that passed away, when our mother had passed away in 1992, he included my mothers landlady in this.... they forged and cashed a check from my mothers account at her... Read more »
My husband was ordered to pay opposing party attorney fees in a family law matter. The judge ordered him to pay the full amount in 30 days which is not possible in conjunction with the amount he is paying for child support. The opposing attorney is now stating that she is assessing and 8% interest... Read more »
Typically a decree would not state whether or not domestic violence occurred. It would address that it was or was not proven. Usually decrees do not address domestic violence unless there was a protection order pursued simultaneously with the dissolution. A person can always say that something did...Read more »
Disability compensation is gross income for purposes of support, though not divisible as a property settlement. This has been considered by many state courts but also the U.S. Supreme Court. You should consult with an attorney familiar with the military as there are a lot of unique aspects of...Read more »
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