Child Custody, Support and Visitation - Stopping to pay court ordered support.
Consult your lawyer. Your lawyer may first try to work it out with your ex-spouse. If this fails, your lawyer can take the other steps permitted by law to collect unpaid support. ... More details
Child Custody, Support and Visitation - The most common custody arrangement.
The most common custody arrangement is Joint custody. Here, the child spends time living with each parent on a regular basis. In joint custody, both parents share decision-making. ... More details
Child Custody, Support and Visitation - Who makes custody decisions.
Child custody decisions are made by a judge. But if the parents agree who gets custody, the judge usually accepts their choice. If they can't agree, the court decides. It bases its decision on the child's best interest and considers several factors, ... More details
Child Custody, Support and Visitation - Who sets the amount of child support.
The court, usually under guidelines developed by the state. Some states give judges wide leeway in setting the amount, while others do not.
Most states' guidelines specify factors to consider in determining the amount of support. These i ... More details
Child support at divorce.
Children will unavoidably be affected by divorce of their parents, but at least they are entitled to reasonable child support. The spouse who is given physical custody of the child will usually be entitled to some "child support payments" f ... More details
Child Support Laws and failing to pay.
In child support laws, what can you do if your ex-spouse won't pay the child support the judge ordered during a divorce case?
The child support order is a judgment and can be enforced like any other judgment - for example, by requiring t ... More details
Child support of step-children in a divorce case.
If your spouse did not adopt your child from a former marriage, is he or she obligated to support your child after the divorce? No. Some states impose an obligation on a stepparent during the marriage, but not after the couple is divorced. ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Legal Separation Provisions
The spouses may file for legal separation if there has been irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. One spouse must have been a resident of Colorado for 90 days prior to filing for legal separation. ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded support for a just period of time, without regard to any marital fault. If the spouses' combined income is over $75,000.00, the monthly temporary maintenance to the lower-earning spouse will be 40% of the higher-earning s ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Approved grounds.
Colorado does not recognize no-fault grounds for divorce. ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody will be determined with regard to the best interests of the child, without regard to the sex of the parent, and after considering the following factors:
(1) the preference of the child; (2) the desire and ability of ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Child support.
The court may order reasonable and necessary child support to be paid by either or both parents, without regard to marital fault, after considering the following factors:
(1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the financial resour ... More details
Colorado Divorce - General procedure.
Either or both divorcing spouses may obtain a dissolution of marriage by affidavit if:
a) there are no minor children and the wife is not pregnant of the spouses are represented by counsel and have a separation agreement granting custody ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
May be appointed at the court’s discretion or at the request of either party. A court may appoint an arbitrator to resolve disputes between parents concerning child support or custody. ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Property Distribution.
Colorado is an "equitable distribution" state. The separate property of each spouse that was owned prior to the marriage or obtained by gift or inheritance is retained by that spouse. All other property acquired during the marriage will be ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Residence Requirements.
Either spouse must have lived in the state for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce. There is a 90 day waiting period before a divorce can be finalized after the responding spouse is served. ... More details
Colorado Divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
There is no legal provision in Colorado for restoration of the spouses name upon divorce; however, there is a general statute which allows for the change of name. ... More details
Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington follow a different system. They are "community property" states. In these states, the income earned and both spouses share property acquired during marriage eq ... More details
Connecticut Divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Alimony may be awarded to either spouse, based on the following factors:
(1) the causes for the dissolution of marriage, including any marital fault; (2) the distribution of the marital property; (3) whether the spouse seeking support is ... More details
Connecticut Divorce - Approved Grounds.
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage; Incompatibility and voluntary separation for 18 months with no reasonable prospect for reconciliation. ... More details