Colorado recognizes CLM. It is equally valid as a ceremonial marriage. It requires that both of you intend to be married and that you live together. This is usually indicated by holding yourselves out to the community as a married couple. Also, you need to be legally able to be married-e.g: not...Read more »
My son's dad doesn't want us going out of state because of the corona virus. The meet is on my parenting time. We will be driving, and it is only 1 night 6.5 hours from home. His dad has all of the information for the trip. Our parenting plan reads "6. Travel and Vacation Plans -... Read more »
Am I legally obligated to share this information with his mom or the court? What are the possible repercussions under this type of circumstance? I have always been a part of his life and he lives with me throughout the school year. We were married when he was born so I am on the birth certificate.
If you are an adult (age 18), you can get a protection order based on these facts. If you are a minor, your mother can get a protection order for her and you. You or your mother should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Yes, courts will often award sole decision making to a parent who has been the subject of domestic violence. If you can establish child abuse on his part, then you can ask for restrictions on his time with the children.
My son is 4 and he has special needs. He has autism, global developmental delay, and Jacobs syndrome. I’ve been the only parent taking care of him for the past 2 years. His dad has been In another state. My son doesn’t even know him anymore. Can he just come take him from me because their is no... Read more »
It depends on what the decree says. Many decrees address who will be involved in selection of realtor and sales price as well as a contingency if the home does not sell within a specified period of time.
My annual bonus was paid in Feb 2019 and divorce was final in June 2019. Bonus was considered marital property and split at time. My annual bonus received today (Feb 2020) was 50% less than last year (and is consistent with bonus for previous 11 years) making my income significantly less than last... Read more »
The court should use your current income. Sometimes, your prior years' income is considered a good indicator of your current income. You should run the child support calculations to see if it really makes much difference. Your contribution to your son's expenses will only matter if he is...Read more »
Can a law firm represent one of their employees? My ex wife is serving me with papers and I don’t really know why, and she keeps asking me fore my address. I’ve told her I will not give her my address and I gave her my grandmas address, where I get all my mail sent, and she told me that won’t... Read more »
There is no prohibition against a law firm representing one of its employees. Additionally if you care for the child then the Mother will need to know your address. Other than that, she is looking for your address for the purpose of service of process.
Granted full custody of daughter and CPS cased closed recently. I recieved papers to file for cild support through CSS this week with a deadline to return them. Do I have to file these papers for child support through them with my payments coming from CPS, which my ex is still involved with or can... Read more »
It depends on what the paperwork says and whether there is any court order associated with the support. An attorney would have to review your paperwork and any court orders to advise you on your options.
My boyfriend and I have lived with his parents in colorado for 3 years. He became physically abusive with me recently and I want to leave to tennessee with our two babies (ages 1 and 2) but he tells me I cant take them. We are unmarried. Thank you
I am sorry to hear about your situation. The home state of the children is where they have been for the past six months and that is the state that has jurisdiction over custody and parenting. Domestic violence does have an impact on that, however and parents are generally not faulted in the court...Read more »
The PO is permanent, with 2 violations! The court order is very vague. It states visitation at her discretion. She sneakily took my daughters and moved them 2 hours away from me and my son (Their half brother) and has yet to update her address with the court. I had to locate my children by doing a... Read more »
An attorney would have to see the order but it sounds very broad and gives the sister a great deal of discretion. You may want to seek a modification to the order if you would like to propose alternate arrangement.
The termination of parental rights is specific to the children involved in that case. It does not automatically apply to a child born after that case. The Department would have to file a new case here in Colorado in order for that to happen.
This will depend on what is provided by the divorce decree. It may also depend on what year the refund is for and whether that was disclosed in your financial disclosures. You should consult with an attorney to review this and advise you how best to proceed.
You can file a petition to change your son's last name. You will have to provide notice to his father. The court will hold a hearing to determine whether this is in your son's best interest. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
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