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April D Jones

April Jones’s Answers

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  • Allocation of parental responsibilities

    If I sign and the mother signs in agreement and I leave the state after the courts approve our agreement will I lose all my rights. If we agree to share time and I need my time spent in another state with my child would I be allowed to do so? If s...

    April’s Answer

    A parent can always ask the court to order out of state parenting time if he or she lives or relocates outside the state if Colorado. If you file a petition for allocation of parental responsibilities both you and mother can stipulate to a parenting plan that involves the children having parenting time with you in your state of residence. If you and mother are not able to agree you will need to ask the court to order the out of state parenting. In any case you need to get your parenting ordered by the court, do not rely on an informal agreement.

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  • Is it legal to omit some property that was left you by someone who passed away, on your divorce papers?

    Husbund and I are doing our own divorce through the courts,without a lawyer. My husbund said ,since he hasn't claimed the property that was left him,he didn't think he had to put it on the divorce papers. The property is in another state.

    April’s Answer

    Your financial affidavits should be completely filled out. If your husband owns property you include it. If he doesn't own it then he does not need to list it.

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  • I live in Colorado and the father of the child refused to release the child to me without a notorized letter from me

    I want my child back into my custody but the father will not release the child. I called the sherrif department and there is nothing they can do without a court order. A motion for contempt of court was filed but the father has 21 days to respon...

    April’s Answer

    You say the sheriff won't help because you do not have a court order but you also cite an existing parenting schedule making your question unclear. Call me or another experienced attorney to discus what is really going on and give you legal advice.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • What does in the best interest of the children really mean?

    What to judges in Colorado use to determine what is in the best interest of the children when determining 50/50 custody?

    April’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues Mr. Leroi and Mr. Littman. You should seek legal counsel to discuss your case in more detail? Call me or another experienced attorney right away.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • When detemining custody does one parent being married out weigh the single?

    My son's dad is engaged and asking for 50/50 custody. Will the court consider him the better parent if he gets married before our custody battle?

    April’s Answer

    The added stability that can come with marriage can be an assett if stability is a concern. On the other hand your childs' acceptance and reaction is a factor to consider as well. Is he looking forward to it? Is his new mom and step family good for him and to him? Are there new step siblings in the picture that add or subtract from his stability and well being? Call me or another experienced attorney for a no charge consultation to discuss your case in more detail right away.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • How can I prove that 50/50 custody is not in the best interest of the children?

    I filed for child support now my sons dad wants 50/50 custody. I have been primary care giver and have devoted all my time and energy into my boys. I take them to all doctor and dentist apts, church all school and sports activites. Dad only partic...

    April’s Answer

    What are Dad's days that you say he participates on? Every other weekend only or 3 of 7 nights per week. How old are the boys? What is his relationship with them like? These are examples of many questions we would need to explore in order to answer your question properly. Call me or anotherexperiencedattorney for a no charge consultation to discuss your case in more detail.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • How likely is it for a judge to award 50/50 custody from 104 overnights?

    I filled for child support and my ex wants 50/50 just to lower his child support. We have a existing parenting plan where he gets 104 overnights, he also hasent paid child support in 4 years because I never persued it. It was stipulated in the par...

    April’s Answer

    It depends. Is the Dad a good father? Are he and the child bonded? Is it in the best interest of your child to have more parenting with Dad? On the other hand the fact that Dad has not paid child support could mean he is not fully committed to taking care of his child and perhaps you should consider going after back child support with interest! There are a lot of factors to discuss and examine but the court often expands to 50/50 where appropriate especially after 6 years. Call me or another experienced attorney to discuss your options in more detail.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • My ex wife and i agreed on many things in our divorce. the documents we revived from the court do not reflect this.

    we had child issues other then support worked out court orders seem to ignore Sunday and do not do every other week end as we said we would be willing to do.also we had a list of what we thought we had agreed on for property that is also not as we...

    April’s Answer

    It would seem that perhaps you and your ex could draft a stipulated proposed modification but consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics as I can't tell if the court issued its own orders or if the court misconstrued (or disagreed with an agreed upon stipulation that you and your ex presented. I would need to know how this situation came to be in order to tell you how to best resolve it. Contact Jones Law Firm PC for a no charge consultation at www.AprilJonesLaw.com or another experienced attorney.
    Best,
    April Jones

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  • What can I do to get my kids back?

    I moved to CO in March with my two daughters. Then my Boyfriend moved in with us about a month later. Over the weekend the children were injured/harmed. I brought my youngest daughter to the hospital and was asked how it happened. My daughter had ...

    April’s Answer

    You need to serk legal help right away. Follow the advice of Mr. Leroi in the meantime. Call my office for a no charge consultation or seek other experienced counsel immediately.
    April Jones
    Www.apriljoneslaw.com
    303-799-8155

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  • How can I get divorced for free and as quickly as possible?

    My husband left me. I have already filed for child support.

    April’s Answer

    You can try Colorado Legal Services to see of you qualify do assistance. If not and you have property issues or parenting issues you should consult an attorney. Perhaps you can set up a payment plan.

    Best,
    April Jones

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