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.
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.
Post-9/11 GI Bill Overpayment Debt After Divorce
A military member who transfers Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members but then does not serve the required time may face a debt of tens of thousands.
Covid: State Won’t Suspend License for Support Arrears
Many states may suspend licenses of parents with child support arrears. During the Covid-19 pandemic, one state has decided to stop.
Good vs Bad Co-Parenting: Helping Your Colorado Custody Case
Good co-parenting with a difficult person on the other side is far from easy. But to help your child custody case, avoid being a bad co-parent.
No-Fault Divorce Survives Legal Challenges
Colorado, like the rest of the country, has had no-fault divorce for decades. Periodically, a spouse will challenge such laws, arguing fault should be required.
Joint Title Not Defeat Separate Property Claim at Divorce
A surprising decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals has held that separate funds in an account with joint title remained a spouse's separate property.
Colorado Alimony Appeal Rejected In New Court Case
The Court of Appeals rejected all of a husband’s claims on a Colorado alimony appeal, including a surprising ruling regarding not counting investment income.
Spouse Awarded Proportional Share of Account Value Increase
When an account is divided at dissolution, each spouse also receives a share of the account value increase between the dates of award and actual division.
Court Cannot Order Parent to Name Social Security Payee
The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that a trial court cannot order a parent to name the other parent as payee for his Social Security benefits.
What’s Mine is Mine… Colorado Divorce & Equal Asset Division
The debt & asset division in a Colorado divorce must be fair, usually that means equal, but not necessarily so.
Air Force Child Custody Win for Divorced Airmen Assignments
Good news for divorced parents - in the Air Force, child custody orders will now be formally considered when determining Airmen's duty stations.
Star Wars Royalties “Forced” from Actor at Divorce
Actor Ewan McGregor, who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy, shares half of his Star Wars residuals with ex-wife as part of the divorce settlement.
ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) & Colorado Adoption
Covid-19 at El Paso County Courthouse Limits Operations
An El Paso County Courthouse employee has tested positive for Covid-19, resulting in the courthouse restricting operations to emergencies for 2 weeks.
No Putative Spouse After Failed CO Common Law Marriage Claim
The Colorado Court of Appeals just held that a person is not a putative spouse after a failed common law marriage claim without a legal impediment to marriage.
Kanye West Bold Divorce Tweet to Kim Kardashian – Bad Idea
Kanye West this week tweeted that he's been trying to divorce Kim Kardashian. Pretty much every family law attorney would advise against using Twitter.