Category Archives : Family Law

  • 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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  • 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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  • Who Can Be a Child’s Guardian in Colorado?

    Posted on August 5, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Becoming a child's guardian in Colorado is a legal process that should be taken seriously. You need to be 21 years of age and a responsible person to be appointed guardianship. Using an attorney to complete this process is advised. Society recognizes that children are vulnerable and need at least one responsible adult to protect and provide for them. In most circumstances, this is the child's parent. However, sometimes their parents are unav...

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  • Alimony Modifications Due to Loss of Income

    Posted on July 8, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Life can bring many unexpected and sometimes not so pleasant changes. Millions of Americans are experiencing this fact as of late thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. In May, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that the state’s unemployment rate had reached 10.2 percent. The downturn of the economy has left many Coloradoans scrambling to pay their bills and wondering what to do next. For unemployed workers paying al...

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