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Child Custody

Child Custody

According to Colorado law, custody “may be awarded to either parent based on the best interest of the child, and shall consider all relevant factors.” When minor children are involved in a dissolution of marriage, the Colorado courts will do everything possible to help lessen the emotional trauma the children may be experiencing. If the […]

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Spousal Support (Maintenance)

Spousal Support (Maintenance)

Not all cases involve support from one spouse to the other. The obligation of one spouse to support the other financially for a temporary or permanent basis is decided on a case-by-case basis as agreed to by the parties or at the court’s discretion. Maintenance order by the court and entered at the time of […]

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Property Distribution

Property Distribution

Because Colorado is an “equitable distribution” state, the marital property shall be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not mean equal, but rather what is fair. The court will encourage the parties to reach a settlement on property and debt issues, otherwise the court will declare the property award. Court Order If the parties […]

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Colorado Divorce Basics

Colorado Divorce Basics

Filing for Divorce – Residency and Filing Requirements Divorce in Colorado (Dissolution of Marriage), may be obtained when at least one of the spouses has been a Colorado resident 91 days or more before the date a petition for dissolution is filed with the court.  The petition is filed in the District Court for the […]

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