Denver, CO asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado

Q: Do you have to disclose all credit cards on sworn financial statements?

On a sworn financial statement, do you need to disclose the credit card being used to pay your attorney fees if requesting the other party repay your fees? And if the others party shows negative income on their sworn financial statement.

And if an activity falls on one parties visitation days, can that party be barred from taking the child to said activity?

2 Lawyer Answers
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • BOULDER, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: 1. Yes, you need to disclose all debt.

2. Showing negative income is common-not really a problem.

3. Generally, each parent can decide on the child's activities during their respective parenting time, but this depends on what activity is involved.

You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

Paul Morgan Gaide
Paul Morgan Gaide
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: All debts must be disclosed.

Whether the other party has "negative income" may or may not be relevant to whether you will be able to obtain an order for attorney fees. The Court will take all factors into consideration, including, without limitation, the division of assets and liabilities. Collection of a judgment may be a different issue.

As for your "activity" question, the response may well depend on whether there is an agreement or Court Order on the subject, or may depend on whether the activity will pose an unreasonable risk of injury to the child, etc. More cannot be said without additional facts.

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