Oral Agreement Not Valid Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement
The Supreme Court rejected an oral agreement exclude retirements and inheritances from marital property, holding an agreement must be in writing and signed.
Spousal Deed Not Create Separate Property in Divorce
The Supreme Court held that a property deed between spouses does not create a new way to create separate property; it must meet a statutory exception.
Vaccines vs. Religion in a Colorado Child Custody Case
The Colorado Court of Appeals held that one parent's religious objection to vaccines does not require proving "substantial harm" in addition to endangerment.
Business “Phantom Income” & Child Support
The Court of Appeals has held that a court must address whether to consider undistributed business earnings, or "phantom income" for purposes of support.
Massive Retroactive Temporary Maintenance Award Okay
The Colorado Court of Appeals held that trial courts have broad discretion to award temporary alimony, including pre-hearing retroactive temporary maintenance.
Common Law Marriage Must Consider Intent, Not Just Conduct
The Colorado Supreme Court holds that couples may not all have the same intent behind their conduct when determining whether a common law marriage exists.
Common Law Marriage New Framework from CO Supreme Court
In a major decision, our Supreme Court held that objective factors are not evidence of common law marriage, just evidence of the parties' intent to be married.
Same-Sex Common Law Marriage Before Legalization Upheld
The Colorado Supreme Court has held that a couple can enter into a same-sex common law marriage prior to 2015 when same-sex marriage was legalized in Colorado.
Secretly Recording Conversations: Prove Bad Conduct in Court
Recording conversations can result in useful evidence for your child custody case. But they have disadvantages, and must be done properly to use in court.
Lawyers Can Remotely Practice Law From Out-of-State
Per the ABA & Colorado's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, attorneys can remotely practice law from one state in courts of another where they are licensed.
Video Hearings (Webex, Zoom, etc) are Legal in Colorado
Video hearings, common for the past year during the Covid-19 pandemic, have been held legal for cases involving the termination of parental rights.
Child Support Arrears – No Ban on Having More Kids
Ohio ruled ruled that a man convicted of having over $200K of child support arrears for his 11 children could not be banned from having more children.
Colorado High Income & High Asset Divorce Attorney
A high income or high asset divorce presents unique issues, such as ferreting out tricky assets, or arguing support when statutory guidelines do not apply.
Safe & Simple Digital Signatures for Our Clients
Graham.Law has implemented digital signatures. You can now sign everything from your retainer agreement to court forms using HelloSign E-Signatures.
Lawyer Vanity Award Scam: Pay to Play Fake Honors
Lawyer vanity award scam companies have been caught giving "honors" to pet dogs, and even a chicken. Pay to Play is not a reflection of a lawyer's skills.
Coronavirus – Colorado Family Law Safety Under COVID-19
Colorado courts & Graham.Law are open during Covid-19, but to keep safe from coronavirus, we are primarily conducting business telephonically & via email.
Military Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2021
With the 2021 Cost of Living Adjustments, active duty and reserve military saw a 5% increase, with smaller COLAS for military retirement & VA disability.
VA Disability Counts as Income for Child Support & Alimony
In a brand-new decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals clarified that VA disability payments do count as income for family support purposes.
Free Colorado Alimony Calculator: Calculate Spousal Support
Online Colorado alimony calculator from Graham.Law. Calculate spousal support amount & duration per Colorado's advisory maintenance guidelines.
Child Abuse May Include Witnessing Domestic Violence
When one parent commits domestic violence against the other parent in the child's presence, it may be child abuse if the child's mental well-being is harmed.