First, I am very sorry to hear that you are going through this; divorce is generally associated with difficult times in folks' lives and I feel for you. To answer your question, your spouse has asked the Court to enter Orders concerning all of the property subject to...View More
I have a restraining order against him. He came with the police to get his stuff before we were officially divorced. Once I was ordered to move out, the judge asked if anything was being contested, we both said no. I packed everything and moved. Now he's saying I stole his stuff and is... View More
You ask a great question. Let me first say that I am glad you are reaching out for professional assistance. Times like this are often some of the most uncertain and fraught with perceptibly difficult-to-navigate circumstances. I commend you for searching for resources and input....View More
These are some of my favorite questions to answer because they involve not only the law but also strategy and wisdom. From a moralistic perspective, you should keep paying the bills simply because your child is still residing at that home. I can’t imagine you would want...View More
Yes, generally speaking, the CFI that is appointed will investigate within the scope of their appointment. That information can usually be found in the "Order Appointing Child and Family Investigator" (or some close variation of that title). I sincerely wish you...View More
He has been charged with domestic violence in the past and had a history of problematic behavior. Most recently he has kept our oldest child (12) with him for 6 weeks straight, when previously I had the kids weekdays and he had then weekends. We do not have a custody agreement, we've been... View More
Your question and the related details raise several red flags for me and I highly suggest that you consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. When it comes to domestic violence and the allocation of parental...View More
You ask a great question! Generally speaking, parties to cases in domestic relations can be quite creative when it comes to creating terms in an agreement reached at mediation (or even outside mediation). Child support should be approved by a judge (in Colorado it is a right...View More
The ex didn't disclose any income at the time of divorce even though they had accepted a full-time job already. Based on that information, the division of assets, to include pension was made. Can the case be reopened due to the fraud since the pension would not have been included if the actual... View More
This is one of my favorite aspects of family law. The short answer to your question is that the law does provide for remedies if income or property subject to division was not properly disclosed at the time (or before) the decree was issued (assuming that was the last step...View More
I noticed a small "pending practice" in her email sig. She has not shown up to a hearing 2x which led me to question why. I had some stand in attorney and she did not know my case ( divorce) so i essentially had zero representation.
You ask an excellent question and have every right to be concerned. It’s difficult to answer your question without having more information about the specific circumstances. It is important to have counsel and representation that you feel comfortable with. All attorneys at CNL...View More
Final orders stated that any joint tax returns are to be divided evenly. She claims to have used the entire tax amount to pay for her lawyer and "take care of things" and says she owes me nothing. The amount is over 8k combined with the other money's owed.
I am very sorry to hear about your circumstances. Understanding that this is likely one of the most difficult and vulnerable times in your life, I sincerely applaud you for taking the first step in seeking out help.
It is difficult to find good pro bono family law attorneys, especially in...View More
My Fiancé and I are both former military, and my Fiancé told me we have to wait to get our marriage license because their divorce decree was sealed. From my basic knowledge, as long as it is finalized, you're allowed to be able to remarry, so it being sealed should have no bearing on us... View More
You ask a very interesting question, I would be happy to weigh in.
It sounds like your fiance was previously married and a party to an action to dissolve that marriage. The act of sealing an order of the Court does not usually have an impact on its legal weight. That means that the document...View More
You ask an excellent question - as you can imagine, inconsistencies in Sworn Financial Statements and pertinent financial disclosures happen all of the time in domestic relations actions. To be really clear, there are many ways to handle this situation and there is not a...View More
There is an order for reimbursement within 30 days, yet other parent waits up to 1 1/2 years to submit receipts for repayment for child's medical care. What, if any, is an actual and acceptable time frame? Not to mention multiple duplicate statements with no proof of payment or prior conferral.
I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. I know that co-parenting with an ex can be difficult, and the financial relationship that you two now share is oftentimes wrought with strife, frustration, and consternation. Assuming that your Orders (the parenting plan and the...View More
You ask a great question! In most cases, there is no statutory prerequisite concerning QDRO's that have to be met in order for the Court to enter a Dissolution of Decree of Marriage. Many times, a Separation Agreement (the agreement that details the manner and methods...View More
That is a great question and in many circumstances your thoughts about non-compliance are insightful. However, as long as they were filed on the final day they were due, even at 11:59pm, then they are timely. I wish you only the absolute best.
These types of orders are largely passively monitored by the protected party. However, that does not prevent the protected party from hiring a private eye or investigator to monitor another person's activities. I highly suggest that you comply with the Order regardless...View More
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