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My Income Has Changed and I Can No Longer Afford Child Support – What Should I Do?

jurisdigital May 2nd, 2018 Family Law

If you are the non-custodial parent of a child, there is a very strong likelihood that a Colorado court has ordered you to pay recurring child support payments. When the order went into effect, the amount that you were to pay was based on your income at the time. But if your income has changed […]

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For How Long Do I Have to Pay Spousal Support?

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2018 Family Law

If you are in the process of getting divorced in Colorado and the issue of spousal maintenance has come up—or is likely to come up—you likely have questions about the amount and duration of the spousal maintenance award. In particular, if you are the higher earning spouse and have been married for at least three […]

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Can I Get an Annulment in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2018 Family Law

If you are in a marriage in Colorado and want to get out of it legally, you might be wondering if you are eligible to get an annulment. We often receive questions from clients about whether they can simply file for an annulment instead of a divorce, or if an annulment can make it easier […]

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What Are Colorado’s Laws on Alimony?

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2018 Family Law

If you are thinking about filing for divorce in Colorado or have already begun this process, we know that you have questions about alimony and how it works. Under Colorado Law (Colo. Rev. Stat. Section 14-10-114), alimony is known as “spousal maintenance.” In Colorado, spousal maintenance is awarded in situations where it is deemed appropriate […]

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Will I Lose My Inheritance if I Get Divorced in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 3rd, 2018 Family Law

  If you are thinking about getting divorced in Colorado, understanding the state’s rules on property division is very important. A lack of understanding of these laws could put your assets and financial well being at risk. One question that our lawyers frequently hear is in regards to divorce, division of property, and inheritance. Here’s […]

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Are Divorce Records Public In Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 3rd, 2018 Family Law

  Getting a divorce is challenging enough. Feeling that your dirty laundry, so to speak, may be aired for everyone else to see can be even more disconcerting. Here’s what you need to know about public divorce records in Colorado:   Divorce and a Divorce Settlements Are Public Record When you file for a dissolution […]

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How to File for Divorce in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 7th, 2017 Family Law

If you are considering getting a divorce, you are not alone. According to the National Center for Health Care Statistics, more than 800,000 American couples file for divorce every year. Even though it is often the right decision, divorce is stressful is for anyone who has to go through it. Not only do you have […]

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Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 7th, 2017 Family Law

Are you thinking about filing for divorce in Denver, Colorado? If so, you need to know that there is much more to divorce than simply completing a few forms and submitting them to the court. You need to be fully prepared for the challenges that come with a divorce. Here, we list seven things you […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 31st, 2017 Family Law

If you and your spouse have decided it is time to call it quits, filing a divorce petition is the first step to end your marriage. Colorado is a “no-fault divorce” state, meaning that one spouse or the other need only allege to a court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” But the divorce process […]

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Colorado General Assembly Considers Bill for Presumptive Maintenance at Permanent Orders

Bloch & Chapleau Apr 11th, 2013 Family Law

Spousal maintenance, previously referred to as alimony, has become a hotly debated family law issue across the country in recent years. Now Colorado is taking its turn as the General Assembly is currently debating a bill setting forth a formulaic calculation for maintenance awarded at permanent orders, which “suggests” both the amount and duration of […]

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