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Family Law Blog

How To Prepare for the Adoption Process

How To Prepare for the Adoption Process Adoption can be a wonderful way to grow your family. The process comes in many forms, from stepparents adopting a stepchild to international adoptions. Regardless of the type of adoption, it is a lifelong decision that involves legal, emotional, and financial commitment. To ensure a smoother adoption [...]

September 22, 2022|

Common Tax Issues in Divorce

Common Tax Issues in Divorce The below discussion highlights some of the most common tax issues in divorce. CAVEAT: Philip Goldberg PC does not provide tax or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and may not be updated to reflect current tax law, rules, or regulations. This material is not [...]

August 9, 2022|

What Happens to the House in a Divorce?

What Happens to the House in a Divorce? Dealing with issues related to the family home is often a major consideration in a divorce. Below is a discussion of some of the issues divorcing spouses may have to deal with when faced with the question “What happens to the house?”. Allocating the equity in the [...]

July 22, 2022|

Planning for Your Divorce: Pre-filing Do’s and Dont’s

Planning for Your Divorce: Pre-filing Do’s and Don’ts If you intend to file for divorce or you suspect your spouse will file for divorce, you should take steps now to protect your relationship with your kids, protect your financial security, prevent your spouse from engaging in improper conduct, and position yourself favorably for the divorce. [...]

July 7, 2022|

Grandparents Visitation

Grandparents Visitation A grandparent’s loving relationship with his or her grandchild can often result in lifelong positive benefits for both the grandparent and the grandchild. However, Colorado law has strict requirements concerning a grandparent’s right to visitation. A grandparent may only obtain visitation rights in specific circumstances, and must strictly adhere to the procedural requirements [...]

June 23, 2022|

Enforcing a Child Support Order

Enforcing a Child Support Order When the obligor (payer) under a child support order does not make child support payments as required, Colorado law provides multiple mechanisms to assist the obligee (recipient) in collecting delinquent child support payments and ensuring that the obligor continues to support the children in the future as required under the [...]

June 9, 2022|

Allocation of Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Proceeds in a Divorce: Colorado’s Unusual Approach

Allocation of Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation Proceeds in a Divorce: Colorado's Unusual Approach The following article by Philip Goldberg appeared in TrialTalk Magazine (Sept.-Oct. 2013): To fully understand Colorado’s approach to allocating personal injury and workers’ compensation proceeds in a divorce, it is important to have a basic understanding of how property is generally [...]

May 26, 2022|

The Divorce Process an Overview

The Divorce Process an Overview Initiating the Divorce If you are the spouse initiating the divorce, you are the “Petitioner” and your spouse is the “Respondent.” If you are the Petitioner, we will prepare a “Summons” and “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage” and hand-deliver (serve) it to your spouse. We will also file these papers [...]

May 12, 2022|

Parental Responsibilities (aka Child Custody)

Parental Responsibilities (aka Child Custody) Colorado has eliminated the concept of “child custody” and in its place substituted the concepts of “parenting time” and “decision making” for a child. It was thought that the term “custody” connoted a sense of ownership over the child and distracted from the proper focus which was the parents’ responsibilities [...]

April 29, 2022|

Maintenance (Alimony)

Maintenance (Alimony) In certain circumstances, a spouse may obtain an award of temporary or permanent maintenance (alimony) from the other spouse. Maintenance may or may not be available depending on the particular facts of the case.  Maintenance is designed to provide for the reasonable needs of the eligible spouse or civil union partner. (In this [...]

April 15, 2022|
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