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Grandparent Rights

Grandparent Rights

Grandparent Custody While people tend to think of custody cases as battles between two biological parents of the child, a significant number of custody cases involve a more expanded family setting.  Maternal and paternal grandparents often get involved in custody cases either through supporting the child’s parent, being the grandchild’s caretaker, or as actual parties […]

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Enforcement and Contempt of Court

Enforcement and Contempt of Court

Two types of Civil Contempt:  Direct and Indirect The Court always has the power to enforce the orders it has made through proceedings for contempt, which will be designated as “remedial” or “punitive”.  Remedial Contempt, is where the court finds the non-compliant party has the ability to act as ordered, but has failed to, and […]

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Child Support Modification

Child Support Modification

After a divorce is final, circumstances often change and the order entered before may no longer be appropriate.  If there is a significant change in income, child support modification or maintenance relating to the child support decree may be modified.  Child support may also be modified because of a change in the parenting responsibilities or […]

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Child Support

Child Support

Colorado child support guidelines are based on the Income Shares Model for calculating child support. The monthly support amount determined by applying the guidelines is divided proportionally according to each parent’s income. These two support amounts are then offset to establish which parent will pay the other parent for support of the child. All income […]

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