When a parent who is a foreign national removes the children from the U.S. in violation of a court order, it can be a legal nightmare for the parent left behind. A Colorado man knows this firsthand; he was only recently able to bring his two daughters home four and a half years after they were illegally abducted by their mother.
In our highly mobile society, it is very common for a divorced parent to leave Colorado and move to another state. If that parent seeks custody of their child, or a child custody modification, can they go to court in their new state?
In earlier posts this blog has commented on the high asset divorce of oil tycoon Harold Hamm. Colorado readers may be interested in the latest development in this long-running saga: the Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Hamm's ex-wife challenging the asset division in the case.
When a Colorado couple is in an irretrievably broken marriage, one or both spouses may decide divorce is a better option than staying together. It is important for any spouse about to go through divorce to understand what divorce can and cannot accomplish.
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.
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.
A few months ago this blog divorce commented on a decline in the national divorce rate that has been ongoing for about three decades. Now a recent analysis of health records and court filings by Colorado Public Radio confirms that Colorado's divorce rate is also falling, and college education may have a lot to do with it.
As Colorado residents approach the annual income tax filing deadline, many are beginning to gather their records together for purposes of preparing their returns. Those who are in the process of divorce may have questions about their filing status.
Child custody is probably the most emotionally wrenching issue in most Colorado divorces. Many parents fear what effect their divorce will have on their children's emotional well-being. At our law firm, making sure the children will have a stable and secure relationship with both parents post-divorce is one of our highest priorities.
When a high-profile couple gets divorced, it reminds the rest of us that wealth and fame don't necessarily bring marital happiness. The rich and famous, it turns out, have troubles just like everyone else. The latest example of this is James Caan, who recently filed for divorce from his wife Linda. The couple has been married for 19 years.