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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can I move out of (CO) state with my son?

We have joint custody and I have primary custody. Parenting time is switch every 2 weeks. My relocation would be to Texas for better living and because I would be able to buy a house there. Our son is 11turning 12 in May.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 17, 2022

You would have to have the other parties cornet or a court order.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Military Law for Arizona on
Q: Would my husband and I be able to get/keep custody of his daughter if he enlists in the military?

My husband wants to enlist in the military, but he doesn’t want to lose custody of his 2yr old daughter. Right now he and his ex haven’t settled any sort of custody agreement in court, it’s all been verbal agreements. We currently are her primary household, and have been for over a year now.... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 16, 2022

Courts determine who should have primary custody of a child by applying a number of best interests factors. The fact that you and he have been caring for the child for a year weighs in your favor. There is no clearcut answer as to whether military service impacts a child custody analysis. It... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Colorado on
Q: In Colorado is a spouse entitled to monies from the SBA covid business loan in a divorce?

The business is solely mine. I received a sba loan for covid in July. Im am divorcing and am curious if he can take my money in the divorce.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 15, 2022

The loan can only be used for certain business purposes and is not marital property to be divided in a dissolution.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Is there a legal obligation to give information to parents of an employee?

If an employee is under the age of 18 from a broken marriage household and does not want the employer to disclose info? for example living with one parent and the other comes in asking when she/he/they are working next?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 10, 2022

This is more on an employment law question however first it is necessary to look at whether someone under age 18 can work. You should repost in employment law. Generally employers can not disseminate employee information to third parties without the consent of the employee, however generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can you get in trouble if petitioner doesn’t provide correct address to receive response?

Custody case I tried mailing response but person did not put full/correct address on court papers but paper were filed in court.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 9, 2022

A person has to be accurate with their address with the court and failing to do so may be a false statement or it may be an inadvertent mistake depending on the inaccuracy. Also, people often are not aware that they have an obligation to update their address if they relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Me and my wife loss custody to our 3 children it's been 3 years now do we start visitation or go for custody

my question is do we go for custody or does it start with visitation

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 9, 2022

It depends on what you mean by lost custody. If your parental rights were terminated then you have to go through the Department of Human Services to request reinstatement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: To see my son in utah

Me and my ex-wife were divorced four years ago there’s a family plan in place here in Colorado we moved to Utah three years ago where she resides today I was out here in Colorado now we split up she has threatened to have me arrested if I show up at the residence. She has had me arrested before... Read more »

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Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 29, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. It is unclear where you reside and where the child resides. In any event, if she is violating the court order, you can enforce it. Colorado has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction, however if all parties are no longer in the state, a party can petition to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Q: Am I able to break a lease if I didn't file a police report or request a restraining order?

My husband attacked me on Nov. 29th, I didn't contact authorities bc I felt this would further trigger him and he is very unstable. I have been secretly packing and planning to move but our lease is in both of our names. I could afford the townhome we rent without him, but he would not meet... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 25, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You would have to provide the landlord with some evidence of the domestic violence. Typically this comes in the form of a protection order. If you are still in fear of imminent harm, then you can still apply for a protection order.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Q: My sons dad didn't pay child support til he was 7 when the county found him. do I sue for the support before that time?

The court did not find him til my son was 7. My son is turning 19 next month and we want to know how to go about getting back support from before the court order

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 22, 2021

If you file in juvenile court, as opposed to domestic relations court, you might be able to request pay before the time that you file the court action. However it sounds like there has already been some court activity in the case and that may impact your current options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Can my ex give his parenting time to his new wife while deployed?

I have primary custody of our son. My ex recently got married right before his deployment and is now saying that he is giving his parenting time to his new wife. I was under the impression that when he deployed I had temporary full custody. Is he legally allowed to give his parenting time away?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 21, 2021

He can request that. A fit parent is considered to be able to delegate his or her time. However, the delegation is not automatic. You can contest it as not being in the best interests of the children, if that is the case. He also would have to file with the court to modify the current plan if you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Colorado on
Q: Hello, I have a question for you .. In 2000 I was very ill and my wife at the time had gotten power of attorney,

( we are still legally married but we are no longer "together") I am now no longer dependent on her to make decisions for me, but wanting to know how, can I tell if the power of attorney is still active. and if it is active how can I cancel it.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 16, 2021

Hello and happy holidays. If you have not revoked the power of attorney then it is still active. Yo revoke it, you prepare a revocation and provide the revocation to any place that may have a copy of the attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: how to get support order from evasive father. process started 3x since 2016

first attempt in 2016 included a dna test from guy i was married to at time of birth, not the father but because i was married they told me to leave father part blank on his birth certificate. this attempt was instigated when i was approved for tanf after having to leave our home due to my mothers... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 16, 2021

You can contact child support enforcement for assistance in child support matters. If you have already contacted them, they are the agency who can answer questions about what has happened in your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: Can a person go home after being arrested for DV if the property is in their name but the other party has bills in hers?

He was told he couldn't go home because she has a couple bills in her name. The house is in his name though. Wouldn't he have the right to go home? They live in TN.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

It depends on what the protection order says.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: My husband and I were married in TX and shortly after moved to CO. Not long after arriving in CO he became extremely

Controlling and verbally abusive. I left him but neither one of us ever filed for divorce. In the midst of me leaving he stole $6000 from me. I have since moved back to TX and was just informed that he has remarried and confirmed it via records search in El Paso county. Can he be married to both of... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

His second marriage is void if you were not divorced. What to do depends on what your goals are.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Colorado on
Q: How to register a foreign divorce. Do I register it with the state government or federal government or both and where.

What offices within the government. Do I need to get an office translation of the divorce decree.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

You register it in the United States county where you want to modify or enforce it. If the documents are in a foreign language, then you have to have them translated by a certified translator.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can you find out why the other attorney for the petitioner withdrew from the case?

The motion to withdraw presented by the other parties attorney doesn’t say why. Is there a way to find out why they withdrew? Especially when they were winning?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

The attorney can not disclose the reason for withdrawal due to client confidentiality.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: If my child goes to a preschool that is off on Fridays, what are her weekends with her father on every other weekend?

Friday 6:00 to Sunday 6:00, or Thursday 6:00 to Sunday 6:00

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

It depends on your agreement or the court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: custody case CO Father in Mi Mother in Co, Mother wants to move to MI, does this rewuire request to relocate?

Father currently is restricted from visitation per jefferson county court

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

Generally if you are relocating closer to the other parent, no request or court permission is required. However it sounds like this case has a history and each case is unique depending on what has happened.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: I have a status conference coming up. It's in regards to a relocation request by the other parent whom moved already.

How should I prepare. Why do we need to have a status conference? She was just found in contempt for not abiding by our current order. She's already filed her request and I filed my response opposing it. Why can't the judge just make the call?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 14, 2021

The parties have the right to present evidence so relocation matters are decided after an evidentiary proceeding. The status conference is to check the status, however based on the history of the case, the court will be intending to discuss some particular aspect that would have been previously... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Filed a motion. Ex didn't respond in 21days. Order published on 23rd day. Ex responded to order? What will Judge do?

21 days to respond to motion by CO law. Judge granted request to modify, Ex submitted letter stating opposition to the modification. Will Judge ignore or consider the response?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 13, 2021

Generally at this point, the court will just go with its order. It is now to late to respond. He could move to reopen the action in limited circumstances such as not receiving the motion. Though here because he did respond a few days late it seems as though he did receive the motion.

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