I agree with my colleagues. You have to seek to enforce the agreement that you both entered into. Litigation can be costly and time consuming. You might want to consider corresponding with her about your agreement and the money that she took and see if between the two of you it can be resolved. If that does not work, you may need to mediate it, if your agreement requires. You also have the option of a contempt action. Contempt can be a very complicated process. If you plan on going down...
I agree with my colleagues. A step-parent adoption is pretty straight forward, especially if biological father is willing to agree to give up his rights. You can find all the necessary forms on the Colorado Court's website - and also a great handout on the process. www.courts.state.co.us. If biological father is not willing to consent, then hiring counsel skilled in adoptions would be beneficial to help you navigate the process.
Full disclosure is necessary in divorce cases. I agree with my colleagues, make sure it is well documented and you should be fine.
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The first person I would discuss this matter with is an immigration lawyer especially considering that the child is a member of your extended family.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers has two free legal nights each month. The first is on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Centro de San Juan Diego. The second is on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is at Mi Casa. There are lawyers there who you can meet with to discuss your case and get advice and resources that are available to you in the community.
I second all the information that has previously been given. However, I wanted to add that there are lots of organizations whose purpose is to assist women in your situation. They can help you with all the issues that surround your situation, including the emotional and financial.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers offers free legal nights 2 times per month - at Centro de San Juan Diego. One is on the 1st Wednesday of every month and the other is on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Mi Casa. This...
There are a lot of details that are missing from your question that would be important information to know as part of giving you the most thorough answer to your quesiton as possible. But with the information that you have provided, how your husband's pension is gonig to be paid out will solely depend on the language in the pension.
Besides the pension, both you and your children may be eilgible for other benefits because of your husband's death such ast Social Security and other...
You need to review your agreement regarding payment of these activities. Most agreements have provisions regarding these expenses. Some child support calculations include added expenses for the children's extraordinary activities or expenses. So the answer is sometimes and sometimes not. It highly depends on the Orders and agreements in your case.
The Court and the State have a vested interest in making sure that children have financial support from both parents. As Mr. Harnkess said, you would be asking for a deviation from the calculated support. Deviations have to be in a child's best interests. I would suggest that you speak with an attorney, as much will depend on the amount of the deviation and factual circumstances regarding your child's needs.