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September 2016 Archives

How can a child support order be changed in Colorado?

When one parent in Colorado is ordered to pay child support to the other parent, it might seem as if the amount is set in stone and cannot be changed. This, however, is not the case. It is possible to change a child support order. Understanding the criteria for this is important for both sides to avoid a child support dispute and adhere to the foundation of the support order: the best interests of the child. Either the supporting parent or the parent receiving support can ask for the order to be reviewed and changed. The reason for this must be linked to a substantial and continuing change in circumstances.

Understanding how to approach a gray divorce

Divorce can be emotionally and financially challenging. When a divorce occurs later in life, the financial impact can be amplified. Divorcing later in life provides less time to rebuild. A university study found that the rate of divorce for couples over 50 doubled from 1990 to 2010. A quarter of divorces involve someone over the age of 50. Overall, more older adults are experiencing divorce.

What factors does a court weigh in a property division?

When the marriage of a Colorado couple ends in divorce, their marital property will be equitably divided between the spouses according to state law. This means that the marital property of the couple is to be fairly split between the two. This blog post will give a quick review of the factors that Centennial State courts are to take into account in determining who gets what. These factors are enshrined in state law.

Charlie Sheen, exes agree to reduction in child support payments

While parents in Boulder County may prioritize the paying of child support amounts owed, the periodic amounts themselves are not always set in stone. This is because the overarching principle in setting child support payments is the best interest of the child. There are situations that might result in a change in periodic child support payments.