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In Colorado you do not need to be legally separated before you file for divorce. We've had many instances where the parties continue to live together in the same household before, during and even through the very end of a divorce process. I wouldn't encourage people to continue to live together just because of the amount of stress and anxiety and disputes that arise during a marriage but you do not
In Colorado, property and assets are one of the many things that a court has to consider in completing a divorce and the divorce process. Assets specifically are divided equitably, is what the statute requires, and what in practice that means is usually a fairly equal division of the assets between the parties. Watch the video to learn more. For more information about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller
Proper preparation of your divorce or your allocation case is critical. Initial preparation involves making sure that your attorney or your other representative really understands the case, understands all of the facts, the circumstances, your interaction with the children, the children's interaction with you, the relationship that you have with your significant other. That first step to make sure that everyone is on the same page is critical to any further

In order to get divorced in Colorado, the specific grounds that you need to be able to assert to a court is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. When a marriage is irretrievably broken, a court will inquire whether there really is no saving a marriage, that it really is over. The court doesn't get too involved in whether you've done marital counseling or any other type of marriage therapy, but
The ability to move out of state is one of the more difficult problems that a court addresses here in Colorado. The general rule is that you cannot move out of state if you have some other parental relationship or parental responsibilities matter that has been decided here. If a child has lived here the appropriate amount of time by statute, or is otherwise invested or has ties to Colorado, a

In any divorce in Colorado, if there are children, a court will always consider child custody or the parental responsibilities for each of your children or the child that's in the marriage. It's a mandatory requirement and is one of the major things that a court considers and has to determine in finalizing any divorce.
Spousal support in Colorado is now called maintenance. It also used to be called alimony. That language has changed in the statute. Maintenance is calculated in Colorado based on a statutory formula where 40% of the higher earner's gross income is offset by 50% of the lower income gross earnings. There are some other factors that go into the calculation of maintenance, including the need of a particular party for maintenance,

The court will determine parental responsibility on a standard which is the best interest standard. There are several factors that the court will take a look at in calculating what is the best interest for each child. Watch the video to learn more. 

Child support is determined here in Colorado by the calculation of each party's gross income, the calculation of the amount of overnights that each party has with the children or child, the amount of money that's spent for daycare, for health insurance, for extraordinary expenses. Watch the video to learn more 
Debt is always one of the many things that a court considers in the calculation of a marital asset and debt division and also in a divorce. If a debt is premarital, it may not be counted or could not be counted into a debt calculation, and if a debt is marital in nature, it usually will be counted when the court divides assets and debts.  Depending on how acquired the debt

Finding a divorce attorney who fits you is one of the most important things that you cando in your divorce and for yourself in the divorce process. You will be spending a significant amount of time communicating with this individual, working with this individual, and relying on this individual's advice, guidance, and help throughout the entire process. Watch the video to learn more. 
The process for getting a divorce in Colorado when you have children is exactly the same as the process if you didn't have children. You will have to file a petition for dissolution of marriage and all the necessary paperwork in the county where you reside. The court will then accept the paperwork, require financial disclosures, require a parenting after divorce class. The court will require mediation of the issues and

In Colorado you do not need to be legally separated before you file for divorce. We've had many instances where the parties continue to live together in the same household before, during and even through the very end of a divorce process.

The steps for getting divorced in Colorado are fairly easy and straightforward. To start a dissolution of marriage or divorce, you file a petition for dissolution of marriage with a court in the county where you reside. Watch the video to learn more.
When you're looking for a family law attorney to help you, one of the major things to keep in mind is that this person is going to be helping you through your family law problem, will also be advocating on your behalf and will be helping guide you through the process. So you want to find someone who you can not only listen to and follow and trust, but also who
The time in Colorado to get divorced depends wildly between various counties. By statute, someone can get officially divorced within 91 days of the service of the documents on the other spouse or the other party. Generally speaking, if you have that go to trial in Colorado for your divorce case, you could be anywhere from six to eight months to a year before your divorce is finalized. If you have
In Colorado, anytime you have a divorce or an allocation for parental responsibilities case that's filed and obviously involves children. You do have to take what's called a parenting after divorce class. Every single county requires it. They require each party to go through it and to show proof that you have completed the class. Overall the class is very well reviewed. Every party that has come out of the class

The ability to move out of state is one of the more difficult problems that a court addresses here in Colorado. If you have questions about family law or custody matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today.
The process for filing for child support here in Colorado requires either a petition for allocation of parental responsibility, calculation of child support, or usually child support is included in a divorce process. It's not often that you have an initial first calculation of child support without some sort of parenting action that also goes along with it. If you were to file for an allocation of parental responsibility or a

Watch Attorney Ben Currier explain how to prepare for a child custody case in the video below. If you have questions about family law or divorce matters in Colorado, contact Miller & Steiert, PC today.

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