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Child Support Deviation

The child support guidelines must be followed unless there is a valid and legal reason for deviation from the presumtive child support calculation.  Contact a Colorado Divorce Mediator to discuss the particular facts of your case.  Although there are many valid reasons to deviate from the child support guidelines, reduction for puposes of qualifying one…

Dependency Exemption Allocation

When allocating tax dependancy exemptions, the rights to claim the exemptions should be divided based upon theri respective gross incomes, which is consistent with the intent of the Federal Law.  Contact a Denver Divorce Mediator to discuss your case further.  The foundation underlying this division takes into account the contributions to the costs of raising…

Separate Property Valuation

Valuation of separate property of the parties is often a difficult and complicated situation.  Contact a Colorado Divorce Mediator to discuss the specifics of your case. Separate property consists of assests each party owned prior to the marriage, inherited during the marriage, or were given as a separate gift.  However, the increase in value of such…

Child Support & Emancipation

Child support generally terminates when the child reaches the age of 19.  Contact a Denver Divorce Mediator to discuss the specifics of your case.  There are a number of exceptions to this rule including situations where the child has a mental or physical disability that renders the child incapable of supporting themself.  Furthermore, if the disability…

Parenting time disputes require mediation

Colorado law states that disputes regarding parenting time should be referred to mediation if the parties cannot resolve their disagreement.  Contact a Colorado Divorce mediation attorney to discuss your matter further.  Under C.R.S. 14-10-129.5, if a party files a motion concerning non-compliance with a previous parenting time order, the Court shall deteremine within 30 days of…

Overnights appropriate with gay parent

Where the trial court made no finding that father’s conduct in his homosexual lifestyle endangered the child or impaired the child’s emotional development, father could not be precluded from having overnight guests during his parenting time or taking the child to a church whose members were predominately gay. Contact a Denver Divorce Mediator to discuss…

Incremental Spousal Support

Spousal support need not be in a fixed amount for a fixed period of time.  The Court has broad discretion in crafting a spousal support plan that allows for incremental decreases based upon various event.  Contact a Denver Divorce mediator to discuss your particular circumstances.  Spousal support may incrementally decrease on a future dated when recipients…

Equitable Distribution not equal to Equal Distribution

The statutory mandate to distribute property equitably does not require equality.  A Denver Divorce Mediation mediator can assist you is discussing the relavant factors involved in reaching this decision.  It has been repeatedly held by the Colorado Courts that in matters of division of property, the trial court is imbueded with broad discretion.  Facially disproportionate…