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How is paternity established in Colorado?

Determining the identity of a child's father is important for a number of reasons. Children need a sense of identity, and knowing who their parents are is important to their emotional well-being. It is also important to know who a child's father is for medical reasons, because the child may have inherited some medical issues from the father. The child may also be eligible for health insurance through the father's employer. Paternity will also establish the child's right to inherit from the father upon his death.

In most divorce cases, settlement is preferable to trial

Divorce is a stressful enough experience. Going through a full-blown trial in front of a judge can multiply that stress exponentially. Fortunately, most divorcing couples in Colorado don't need to go to trial.

A recent court decision answers questions on asset protection

Consider that two people have shared roughly half their lives together; what kind of things may they have acquired? In 25 years, a married couple could acquire property, art and 401ks, just to name a few things. However, when it comes to splitting up their valuables, it can be difficult to discern what belongs to whom. Recently, a recent article discussed a family court decision that shows how state laws may dictate more than one may think.

Allow us to help you recover overdue alimony payments

Once the divorce decree has been negotiated and declared each divorced person is supposed to uphold their end of the agreement. These agreements could be surrounding child custody arrangements, calculated liability payments or even alimony. Alimony (also known as spousal support or maintenance) is an allotted amount one divorced spouse is court ordered to owe another due to arrangements outlined in the divorce decree. Sometimes, the ex-spouse who owes alimony can fall behind on said maintenance payments. This is where the legal professionals at Shea L. Burchill, P.C. can assist.