Author Archives : Chistopher N. Little

  • How Long Does Divorce Take?

    Posted on September 16, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Colorado divorces can range in time to completion. Some are finished after only 90 days, and others will take six months to a year or longer. Being flexible and willing to negotiate, as well as hiring an attorney, can help expedite the process. Divorce is a mentally and emotionally draining process for both spouses and even their children and extended families. It’s no surprise that most couples want this process to be over and done with a...

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  • Do You Really Need a Family Law Attorney to Get a Divorce?

    Posted on September 9, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Divorce is a stressful process that leaves most everyone with legal questions. These questions should be answered by a family law attorney. There is no legal requirement that you must hire an attorney to handle your divorce, but most people need one to achieve a fair and successful divorce. Maybe you are considering handling your divorce proceedings on your own, or perhaps you have a friend who is a personal injury attorney who has offered t...

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  • How is Child Custody Decided?

    Posted on September 2, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Whenever possible, Colorado family courts prefer that child custody is decided amicably between the parents. If this cannot be done, the court will decide using a variety of factors such as where the child already lives and attends school, the ability of the parents to provide care, and more. Child custody is arguably one of the most contested issues within a divorce, and also one of the most crucial ones in the futures of both the parents a...

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  • Getting Ready for Divorce: Gathering the Right Information

    Posted on August 26, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Like all legal processes, divorce must be done correctly and thoroughly. Without access to the right information, it can be impossible to come out of your divorce with the best possible outcome. Talking to an attorney can help you ensure you have all the information necessary for a successful divorce.  Divorce isn’t something that simply happens because you decide to end your marriage. It is a process that must be properly planned and...

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  • Does Your Ex Want to Move Away with Your Child?

    Posted on August 19, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Divorce and child custody issues can present many challenges. One of them is what happens if one parent wants to move away. However, moving away with the child requires the permission of the court, which will only order what is in the best interest of the child. Divorced or never-wed parents aren’t immune to life changes that can impact them and their children. Sometimes one parent desires to move away with the child. Perhaps they got a ne...

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  • How Can a Father Establish Paternity of His Child?

    Posted on August 12, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Establishing paternity is a vital step for unwed fathers. Paternity can be established voluntarily or by administrative or judicial order. Without establishing paternity, fathers may lack parental rights, including the right to see and have a relationship with their child. Many couples throughout the nation and in Colorado are creating families out of traditional and legal wedlock. The family landscape in America is changing. Inherent to the...

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