April D Jones’s Answers

April D Jones

Greenwood Village Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Reaching an agreement before temp orders

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. April D Jones
    3. David Littman
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be able to file the agreed upon stipulation within enough time for the court to rule and vacate the TOH prior to the hearing. However call the court and speak to the clerk to see if they will vacate the hearing if you have a full agreement. In the alternative you can bring the stip to court and have a brief hearing. Visit my website www.apriljoneslaw.com If this answer was helpful to you, please indicate below. Best, April Jones Attorney Since 1991

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  2. Would i keep the house in the divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. April D Jones
    4. Michael Graves Brownlee Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The house remains your separate property however any increase in value from the date of marriage to present is marital property. So if your house is worth more now than it was on your wedding day, the increased amount is marital property. If you have other marital property to divide you can potentially offset what you owe each other. Colorado is an equity state not a community property state. You should speak to me or another experienced divorce attorney to understand your position legally....

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  3. Please help me, I need a lawyer for my divorce. My husband is an attorney. I've worked part-time, off for injury.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. April D Jones
    3. Donny Emil Brand
    4. Scott Charles Maccabe
    4 lawyer answers

    You should look for an attorney willing to help get an attorneys fee award if this is possible on your fact pattern. Act quickly.

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  4. Is it kidnapping for a mother with a restraining order against the father to leave the statewith the child?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. April D Jones
    2. David Littman
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on what your court orders say, if you in fact have court orders. If you do not have court orders you are not restrained from going anywhere, however, the child's father can file for a divorce (if married) or for an allocation of parental responsibility ( if you are not married) and the court can demand that you return the child to the state of Colorado. You can of course petition the court to allow you to relocate outside of CO once the court has jurisdiction over you. You should...

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  5. Can my mother-in-law charge me for rent? Does she have the right to start charging me for past & future months?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. David Littman
    4. April D Jones
    5. Diana L. Powell
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes she can ask you to pay future rent or move out. However she is not entitled to past rent since that was not required in the past.

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  6. What steps do i take to file for separation and child/spousal support

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. April D Jones
    3. Karl J Geil
    4. Robert Ricci
    4 lawyer answers

    You can file and serve the summons and petition of dissolution. Since your husband is active military he can have the court stay the proceedings. There are issues of his military retirement that will need to be divided and parenting, child support, property division and possibly maintenance issues as well. Consult an attorney. Visit our website at www.apriljoneslaw.com for more information. If you found this answer helpful, let me know by clicking the "Mark as Good Answer" button at the...

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  7. Just started the process of divorce and he gets in my face yelling bad things about me so that my kids will hear this.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Hillary Johns
    3. April D Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    In California you can file a restraining order against him and get a kick out order forcing him to move out of the home. He cannot stop the divorce. Get an attorney and also mental health counseling to get you and your family. If this answer is helpful, please indicate below.

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  8. On divorce papers, How do list financial assets individually?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. April D Jones
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    In Colorado, assets acquired during marriage are marital except property received as a gift or by inheritance. Property acquired prior to marriage remains separate property unless commingled. However, any increase in value of separate property during the marriage is marital property. Follow the directions on the financial affidavit carefully and you will be instructed as to how to answer each question. Colorado is an equity and does what is fair with respect to the division of marital...

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  9. Can 2 parties speak to each other if they both have attorneys or do they have to go through their attorneys??

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. April D Jones
    4. Karl J Geil
    5. David Littman
    5 lawyer answers

    Unless there are specefic court orders preventing contact such as a restraining order or civil no contact order, parties can speak to each other if they both have attorneys. If you are able to do so civilly you can sometimes work some issues out between you and then the attorneys can finalize the details. If you can't get communicate well right now, going through attorneys might be best. If this answer was helpful, please indicate below. Visit my site at www.apriljoneslaw.com. Best,...

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  10. Allocation of parental responsibilities

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David M. Rich
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. April D Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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