Good question, under Colorado Domestic Relations law, there is no default/affirmative legal obligation to have an attorney represent you in the matter. By the default rules, you are legally permitted to represent yourself. Knowing that the law is complex and self-representation can be a risky...View More
After 8 years they were taken out of my custody and given to my stepmom but during the time I did get tanf for them they were in my custody and I still have not divorced but he has had another family and another child and still married to me
In your situation, seeking alimony and child support remains a possibility, despite the complexities of your circumstances. The fact that you are still legally married to the children's father and that he has started another family while still married to you does not nullify your rights to...View More
All marital property must be equitably divided in a divorce (not equally, equitably). Marital property is anything obtained on or after the date of marriage, and the increase in value of property since the date of marriage. It does not matter whose name is on title. So if you owned a house before...View More
Your wife’s medical debt will be considered marital debt. If it was incurred during the time you were married to her,marital debt is subject to an “equitable distribution “as is marital property. Equitable distribution means “fair “, not necessarily “equal “. You should get a lawyer...View More
My daughter's father and I have 50/50 joint custody. I will get my associates in April in pre nursing. I told him I'm applying to schools right now for my BSN. In order to get my BSN, I need to travel to complete clinicals out of state as there are no local clinical locations. I asked if... View More
Without knowing the specifics of where this other school is, what you're proposed schedule is, and how much it disruption this will be in the child's life, It is impossible to actually answer this question. You have expressed your question as to what your daughter's father will...View More
I am very sorry to hear that you are going through it right now. I understand that you mentioned you do not qualify for free legal assistance. In order to be sure you've exhausted all of your options (or at least made good headway in that direction), please check with Metro...View More
I bought the house in my name. He has never been on the title. I paid the mortgage all 7 years. I have paid all the utilities and he has given me cash for the last 5 years, in an amount that didn't cover all utility costs. I was primarily responsible for all inside cleaning and projects. He... View More
You ask an excellent question and you are wise to start looking for appropriate resources to help you have perspective as to what could happen in a divorce and what your legal rights are. The best answer I can give you without more information is "maybe." Domestic...View More
In Larimer county, the way that it was written it said nothing about him not paying me when he retired. We were married for 15 years and as far as I researched, Larimer county is the only county that does not follow the states divorce law!
He is a veterinarian who lives in wealth in the... View More
I am very sorry to hear about what you are going through right now and what you have been through. More than anything, from your post, it sounds like you are looking for legal representation that is responsive to your financial condition; which is completely understandable. I...View More
I was a stay-at-home wife for 10 years in 2021 my ex bought me a car as a gift of $750. Per month he made the payments from a separate account it never came out of the joint account I have a joint account yearly statement for 2021/2022 on 7/5/2022 we separated in September I was being forced to... View More
It is unclear where you are in the case. You are required to comply with any mediated agreement or court order. It is also not clear what you mean by the fact that he "put you in debt". A gift can either be to one party or to the marriage so it would be necessary to present evidence if...View More
Oh haven’t seen my daughter in 210 days because my wife is manipulating the system in order to have sole custody and decision making. In those 210 days my daughters lab results have been consistently rising and it’s causing concern. Just wondering my options. I can’t afford an attorney but... View More
You would be better off attempting to obtain medical records rather than attempting to make a medical determination yourself. The records are protected by HIPPA, however as a parent you are entitled to the medical records of your child which you can obtain from the medical facility itself.
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
I have maintained primary for 10 years (our son's entire life). We live in different states and I was given primary interim custody. I have no personal issues or concerns and have always been a great parent. Our son is doing great. What is the likelihood the judge would entertain his request... View More
So my husband and I had our status conference today and at which point he decided that he did not want to go with the separation agreement that we both agreed on and is now potentially asking for spousal support. How do I show that he is just a gold digger and after money.? He has committed... View More
You can ask that income be imputed to him at the wage that he is capable of earning. Some would hire a vocational evaluator expert witness to do this. You can also provide copies of prior pay statements to indicate what you believe that he is capable of earning. However he may come up with reasons...View More
Under the temporary injunction that is contained in the petition for divorce, parties are not permitted to dispose of property, allow insurance policies to lapse (homeowner's), and things of that nature. There is nothing in this injunction about paying bills. I have seen language in civil...View More
You have to make diligent efforts to find him, i.e. friends, family, social media. If you can't find him, you could file a motion for substituted service to provide notice through publication in a newspaper. The court would not be able to handle support matters or divide out of state property...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
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