I got married in 1996 under a bunch of terrible circumstances and I want to get divorced. I have very little money, and I haven't seen this man in about 12 years. I keep telling myself that as soon as I have a little extra money I'll do it. That o...
Go here for instructions and forms to file: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=108
Use form JDF 205 to apply for waiver of filing fees:
If you don't qualify, the filing fee is $230.
The least expensive way to get him served is to have him sign the Petition as a Co-Petitioner or have him sign a waiver of service. Otherwise you have to pay for a Process Server or Sheriff to have him served. If you don't know where he is then you will probably have to serve by publication which adds some cost.
My base salary is $112K. Her base salary is $85K. I had a good year last year in bonus and stock options, 32K. However, typical bonus is more like 0 to 15k. We have 3 children and have agreed on 50-50 joint custody. children's health insuranc...
The Colorado Courts website has detailed instructions on child support. https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%201822%20-%20Child%20Support%20Guideline%20-%20R1%2014%20(FINAL).pdfSee question
Should maintenance advisement and calculation sheet be included in agreement even if both parties have agreed to waive their rights to spousal support or language saying that there is no maintenance advisement and calculation sheet for this reason?
You do not need to include the maintenance "worksheet" but you should state that you both understand the maintenance statute - and you should understand the maintenance statute, therefore if you don't then I would suggest consulting an attorney so that you are very clear of what you are waiving.See question
We are submitting a new parenting agreement, neither parent is asking for child support, does this need to be included? Will the judge order support if it's not addressed in the agreement?
It is very likely that the court will not accept the parenting plan without a child support worksheet. If the parties have agreed to no child support either way then you have to be able to articulate to the judge why that is in the children's best interest. There are valid reasons for no support but the court must make findings as to why he/she is deviating from the child support worksheet (if there is a deviation). If the worksheet comes out negligible, i.e. around $20 or so then the court will probably make a finding that since the support is negligible there is no need to have a support order.See question
She has now put the house up for sale. Is that legal? If I'm still on the loan as a owner how was she able to sign the paper work with an agent to put it up for sale?
If you are still on the title then you will most likely be required to sign either a Quit Claim Deed or a Warranty Deed.See question
He just does not want to be married
Possibly. There is a maintenance worksheet where you can input all the pertinent numbers and that will give a number from which to start. Courts are not bound by that number but it is a jumping off point. Go to www.courts,state.co.us.See question
My husband and I kept separate accounts and debt, in our own names only. We had one joint account, which we already determined what to do with. If we simply go our separate ways, each taking their own accounts and debts, and do not fill out a s...
It's never safe to assume anything. I can't imagine a court issuing a Decree without a completed Separation Agreement.See question
In April of 2015 my soon to be ex mother in law bought us new appliances for our home in CO. It was my understanding that this was a gift and we didn't have to pay anything back. No written contracts between my mother in law and I, no clue about m...
This sounds more like a civil issue than a family law issue. However, as a general rule, in order to sue a person in a different state the person being sued must have ties to the state, i.e. owns property or business there. Then the plaintiff must prove his or her case. Contracts can be oral but harder to prove.See question
My oldest daughters father recently filed for parental allocation. We were never married. We lived together on and off and throughout that time he constantly abondoned my child. In 2010, 2011, 2012 we were on and off and he only lived w me very fe...
Your question is a little unclear but for purposes of the dependency deduction, a parent can take the deduction whether or not the children live with him or her (there may be contractual or statutory reasons why a person cannot take the deduction). Retroactive child support can be affected by many things and you should try and consult with a family law attorney who has experience in this type of matter.See question
I have a girlfriend who I have been with for 9yrs, State of Colorado says if we live together then it's common law. The only thing I have with her is for her to get on my work health insurance was to get a document that says we are common law marr...
Common Law marriage is much more complicated than just living together. You have to hold yourselves out to the public as a married couple. The insurance is a point her favor but it doesn't necessarily prove common law marriage. You should a family law attorney who has tried a few common law cases. Then you will know what to do from there.See question