Category Archives : Family Law

  • When Can You Reduce Spousal Support?

    Posted on November 4, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    After your divorce is complete, there may be life circumstances that change your financial abilities. Thankfully, you have the right to request that the court reduce the amount of spousal support you pay in certain situations. An attorney can assist you with this task to ensure your rights are protected. Divorce decrees are intended to be final, but, in some instances, family courts will allow either party to petition for a change in alimony,...

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  • Requirements for a Prenup to Be Enforceable

    Posted on October 26, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    Prenuptial agreements are highly effective tools used to determine the outcome of certain financial issues should the marriage end. While you can make a prenup agreement without legal representation, it isn’t advisable to do so as it could be unenforceable.  Prenuptial agreements have risen in popularity over the past several decades. When done correctly, they are enforceable by the court and can save couples time and expense if they ever ...

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  • Divorce Mediation FAQs

    Posted on October 7, 2020 by Chistopher N. Little

    There is no right or wrong way to come to an agreement about your divorce settlement. For couples who want an uncontested divorce, mediation is one option that has proven successful for many couples. An experienced attorney can help you through the mediation process.  With divorce comes decisions that need to be made, such as the division of property, alimony, child custody, and child support. When a divorcing couple can’t agree on the cri...

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  • 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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