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Suzanne Griffiths

Littleton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I get rid of a perminate restraining order that I put on my childs father 9 years ago?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    If you would like to terminate the restraining order you could file a motion with the Court and indicate that you would like the order teminated for the reasons you state. If you both agree you could file a stipulation requesting that the restraining order be dismissed.

  2. If I'm divorced before our baby is born.and I have permanent restraining order on me.can i come when she gets ready to give

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Culver Winston Van Der Jagt
    2. Suzanne Griffiths
    2 lawyer answers

    No you may not violate a permanent restraining order. She would need to file a motion to dismiss the Order or you would need to do so. Failure to comply with the terms of a restraining order could lead to your arrest and criminal charges against you. I am not an expert on issues with the military and adultery. You would need to seek advice from an expert in that field.

  3. Filling out a packet pertaining to allocation for parental resonsibilties,or signing over all rights? What should I do?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    In my experience, most judges will not allow you to relinquish your parental rights including an obligation to pay child support unless there is another willing person such as a step parent willing to take on the responsibility. It is difficult to be relieved of a child support obligation because the right belongs to the child rather than the parents. If circumstances change, the child may later need support and a claim could be made. The claim by your ex that he will not claim support from you...

  4. How to reinstate when (divorcing) spouse did not pay Health Insurance??

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    If your husband failed to comply with the Court's order you may file a motion with the Court for Contempt of a Court Order. If you have a valid order requiring him to reinstate or remedy your coverage regarding health insurance and he fails to do so, then he has violated a Court order. You can request that he be imprisoned until he remedies the breach. If he cannot reinstate the insurance you could request that he pays all your medical expenses that would have been covered had he complied. You...

  5. How can I divorce if my husband has disappeared?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    When all other methods fail, the court will allow service to be made by publication. This involves publishing the divorce petition in a newspaper where your spouse is likely to be living for a specified amount of time. The statute provides for this process as follows: "upon motion verified by the oath of the party commencing the proceeding or of someone in his or her behalf for an order of publication stating the facts authorizing such service, and showing the efforts, if any, that have been...

  6. What rights do I have with my 16yr old pregnant daughter in Colorado. The daddy of her baby was 18 at the time of conception.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    You remain her parent and have the normal parental rights. She is not yet legally emancipated. You can certainly insist that she remain in school although that may be difficult to enforce if she refuses.

  7. Do I have to pay child support in Arapahoe County Colorado if my 18 year old son is incarcerated?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    I would file a motion to modify the child support obligation. This is an unusual case and there is no legal precendent. However I would argue that your son is emancipated and able to provide his own support or that his needs are reduced. The Court has the power to deviate from the child support guidelines. In any event you will need to modify in March 2010 and it may take a while to get the order changed so you should file now.

  8. I live in Colorado. My daughter turns 19 in October of this year. Am I required to pay for the Beauty school shes enrolled in.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Suzanne Griffiths
    1 lawyer answer

    Child support terminates in CO at age 19 years. You have no obligation to pay any child support as soon as your daughter reaches age 19. You are also not obliged to pay the cost of beauty school. Your sole obligation is to pay child support which is calculated using the CO Child Support Guidelines though age 19.

  9. In the state of Colorado how are student loans acquired solely by one spouse of the marriage divided in a divorce?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Culver Winston Van Der Jagt
    2. Suzanne Griffiths
    2 lawyer answers

    In Colorado, for purposes of making property division upon dissolution of marriage, marital liabilities include all debts which are acquired and incurred by husband and wife during their marriage. C.R.S. § 14-10-113(1) This issue was specifically addressed by the Colorado Court of Appeals in the case of In re Marriage of Speirs 956 p.2d 622 Colo. App. where the court held "treating student loans contracted during marriage as marital debts in no way forecloses the trial court's ability to...