Category: Divorce

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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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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