Colorado is not a 50-50 state. Marital property is divided "equitably', meaning "fairly', not necessarily "equally'. However, parties have great leeway in determining how to do a property division if they agree on it. The court will approve it so long as it is...View More
My father passed away and most of his debt is in his name only. There was no will and the only evidence I have is my mom listed as the beneficiary for both his life insurance and retirement plan. Is that money safe or can creditors take from there? What about their house, is that at stake with... View More
Generally, your mother is not responsible for his debts. One exception is "family purpose" debts-such a medical bills, housing, food etc. Those creditors would have to sue her to establish her liability. In terms of probate, the life insurance and retirement plan should pass according to...View More
I'm struggling to get my sister on the same page about what to do with my dad's house. It's still in his name because he didn't leave a will and my sister and I have yet to go through probate. I have tried to sell her my share of ownership for a reasonable sum or suggested we... View More
It should not affect your credit since you are not on the title or the mortgage. You may want to take a more active role by being appointed the personal representative ("executor") so you could sell the property if there is any equity to protect. You should get a lawyer to help you with this
My husband has inherited property in Texas however I manage the property and I pay the lawyer as well as recently paid the taxes we’re looking at divorcing and he states that he won’t give a portion of the profit when it sells to my son or I. In addition it should be noted that he’s giving up... View More
In a Colorado, divorce, inherited property is considered separate property. However, any increase in the value of that property is marital. You may have some claim for the property taxes. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
We are military and both technically reside at my husbands property in texas however he inherited the property, in addition we paid the taxes this past year out of my saving and will be paying the taxes out of his account this next year, but we both use the account? It sounds to me like it’s to... View More
This sounds like it is his separate property. However, any increase in the value of that property that occurred during the marriage is marital property, subject to an equitable division (meaning "fair'", not necessarily "equal"). You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
CRS 14-6-110 provides: "The expenses of the family and the education of the children are chargeable upon the property of both husband and wife, or either of them, and in relation thereto they may be sued jointly or separately."
This means you can be held responsible for his...View More
Non-custodial parent lives out of state and has no contact with child. Parenting plan does not outline any agreement in regards to providing child with a vehicle. Custodial parent is demanding a car be purchased or else “the court will order it be purchased”
The value of the property is $395,000 In the amount owed is $330,000 and the net value equity is $65,000 and the outstanding debt is 20000 and the down payment was 12,000 which was paid in full by my wife and they are offering me 5,000 for to buy me out and they offering me a chance for me to not... View More
Any offer, including this one, needs to be considered in light of the whole financial picture. More information is needed. What is the source of her $12,000.00? How long ago was this done? How long have you been married? What would be the net proceeds if the property was sold? What is the cost of...View More
In Colorado, you will need the written consent of the other party or a court order allowing you to move with the minor child(ren). You can file a motion for this if the other parent will not consent. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
This is what the court does when the judge decides to grant the motion without a hearing. Often it is because the other party did not object or file a response to the motion. It means the motion was granted.
I’m a military spouse and I’ve never had my name on the account my husband and I both use. This is because we wanted credit scores esperares and also we’d have to practically jump through hoops to add me. If we separate are all the bank accounts considered shared since we both spend money out... View More
You and he can prepare a written agreement to modify the prior orders. You can then file that with the court and request the court approve the agreement and make it an order of the court. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
I agreed to pay her for our house using a QDRO, now she want cash instead of having the money go to her retirement account and wants me to pay all the penalties and taxes. She agreed to the QDRO transfer in our agreement. Can she file to change the terms?
My daughter's mother and I have a parenting plan. We mutually agreed outside of court that some of the items needed to be changed such as switching bi-weekly visits from one overnight to two overnights. We drafted an intent to file parenting plan changes and the document is notarized but never... View More
I purchased a piece of property before we were married. I know Colorado is a community property state. If I have a rental agreement with my husband would I have to split the appreciation of the property for the 3 years we have been married if we divorce? I pay all of the mortgage and property... View More
Colorado is NOT a Community property state. Marital property is to be divided "equitably", which means "fairly', not necessarily "equally". The appreciation that occurs during the marriage is marital property. I do not think a rental agreement would make any...View More
I have residential custody and there is already a parenting time plan in place, filed and approved by the courts as a result of a abuse/neglect investigation involving my wife. She moved to NC during that investigation before there was a parenting time order. She now says I'm not allowed to... View More
Assuming the house was acquired during the time you were married, it is marital property. Marital property is subject to an equitable division-meaning "fair" ,not necessarily "equal". She will get her fair share of the house-probably 1/2. The court may order the house sold...View More
We used to have joint custody but 3 yrs ago I was given full custody and the father hasn’t been involved since that time. He is now demanding my address saying it’s his legal right to have it. Do I have to provide it?
You do not have to provide your address, BUT YOU DO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE CHILDREN'S ADDRESS. Even with you having "full custody', he maintains some rights to contact with the children. The exception may be if his parental rights have ben terminated-which is unlikely.
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