I felt it was what was best at the time (I did not have a place to live) and an agreement was made that I could see and talk to kids. Divorce is final (per her) I am trying to get copies. She refuses to allow me to visit, or even talk to the kids. Is it too late to do anything?
Initially, this will depend on what the divorce decree says about this. Also, you may be able to request a modification if you are not satisfied with those provisions. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Husband and I separated...we agreed I would come to colorado while he worked on things. Once I and the kids got here he claimed to want a divorce. We have been here 4 m ths. Am I able to file in county where I reside and have it cared through colorado courts.
You can file for divorce in colorado since you have been here for 91 days. However, Colorado will not have jurisdiction to decide custody issues until you have been here for 182 days before filing. Therefore, you should wait until then. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
This depends on his income. You should expect the amount to actually increase due to your decreased earnings if he is making the same or more. It could decrease if he is making less. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Her father has no legal obligation to help with college expenses unless your divorce decree provides for that, which is unlikely. Likewise, his obligation to pay child support will end when she turns 19.
I filed a motion to change venue and I believe the court requires a blank "general order" form to be included with the filing, but I don't know if there are any statutes or case precedents which forgive such an error.
This depends on how picky that court is. I have seen it rejected on that basis and I have seen it not to be a problem. If rejected, you should be able to refile. Hopefully, you will still be within the required time period. You may want to file a proposed order at this time.
Parents have a legal duty to provide support for their children, even if the children are in another's custody. You should consult with an attorney if you are dissatisfied with the current arrangement.
The child in question has decided to live with his mother full time, instead of going back and forth between his parents' homes. The mother, who originally refused child support in court several years ago, said that she'll go after the father for child support (should the child live with her full... Read more »
So my husband shares custody of the boys with his ex, they were never married, judge decided 5 years ago that it was better for the boys to live with dad because of a history of child abuse and negligence from her side, child abuse keeps happening, according to child services the abuse is not bad... Read more »
Your husband has a variety of remedies, including contempt and garnishment of her wages. He may be able to get a modification of parenting time/decision making. One approach would be to have the court appoint a Child and Family Investigator or a Parental Responsibility Evaluator to review the...Read more »
My ex is trying to withhold part of the court ordered child support she has to pay just because she thinks I should pay for half of a bill that she owes solely on your own! Does this action make her in contempt of a court order?
The child support order needs to be complied with without off-set for some other obligation. Failure to pay child support can be punished as contempt of court. you should get a lawyer to help you enforce the order.
I have a current obligation of $452/month for one child. My wife just had a baby and I was wondering how child support factors in the new baby into my child support. Is there a set amount or percentage that is factored in to child support being lowered? Does my wife have to file child support and... Read more »
You should receive an adjustment in the calculation to account for your additional child. Basically, when running the calculation, your income is reduced by the amount of child support that would have been paid for the new child. This probably would not make much difference. You should consult with...Read more »
When filling out a sworn financial statement, he should claim income from any source, including from his mother. That said, it can be difficult to enforce this if she is paying him in cash. You may need to get approval from the court to request her bank statements/financial documents as well as...Read more »
There is a general response form that the Courts have available online, see JDF 1315 (google "colorado jdf domestic forms"). You'll need to fill it out, file it with the court, and give a copy to your ex. Also see JDF 11031I- that is the instruction sheet on how to file a response.
Can I address other unresolved issues or other unpaid reimbursements thru a filing of a Motion for contempt, if judge has already issued a case management order on the Verified Entry of Support Judgment, that includes mediation end of February? Or do these other issues have to be addressed thru... Read more »
You should be able to pursue the other matters without waiting on resolution of the judgment issue. It would be up to the judge to decide how s/he wants to proceed. The court may want to deal with all matters at one time. It sounds like you should hire a lawyer to deal with this.
Short answer to your question: yes, that is true. Your ex's failure to support and maintain a relationship with his daughter can serve as the grounds to terminate his parental rights and clear the way for your husband to adopt your daughter. If your ex consents to the termination and adoption, it...Read more »
You may be able to do it IF the order states the amount of health insurance reimbursement. Otherwise, you can file a motion for entry of judgment. He can respond and the court may set a hearing. you should retain an attorney for this.
we recently had mediation and we set a parenting plan he agreed to everything but when it came down to the child support I wanted it to go by the calculator based on his income wages and he didn't agree my son lives with me full time he would only have him weekends up until now with this new... Read more »
JDF 1415 is the form to use to request a change in decision making for the children. It may result in a change in child support if the parenting time is also changed. You should hire a lawyer to review what has been filed and advise you how best to proceed.
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