The Facts About Paying For Your Child’s College Post-Divorce

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Wedding Rings On Mallet In Courtroom — Colorado Springs, CO — Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.CFor many parents, divorce is a financial strain. The strain is increased for individuals who have children, and they may be unsure how far their responsibility reaches. Though a judge may mandate that you are responsible for your child's expenses in the form of child support, you may be unsure if you are legally responsible to pay for your child's college education.

This guide will help you prepare for the court issues that may lie ahead.

Colorado's Age of Emancipation Is 19

One of the first factors you might consider is the fact that the age of emancipation in Colorado is 19. The age of emancipation is the age at which you are no longer legally required to care for your child's expenses or provide a home and other care for them.

5 Times You May Need a CPA During Your Divorce

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Most people realize that they should have an attorney on their team when going through a divorce. But did you know that you should often also have a CPA (certified public accountant) on your side during this time? 

There are many situations in which a CPA can help you get the divorce decree and settlement that you deserve. What are some of these times? Here are five of the most common.

1. You Suspect Hidden Assets

Do you have reason to believe that your spouse is hiding significant assets — money, property, investments, or other accounts — to avoid losing them in the divorce? Then you need an experienced attorney as well as an accountant.

Leaving Money to Your Adult Children? How to Prevent Waste

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Do you worry that your children or grandchildren won't be as smart with their inheritance as you'd like? If you worked hard to build a solid financial life for your family, you don't want to feel like it will all disappear soon after you pass away.

But what can you do to prevent money from slipping away? Here are a few methods you may want to employ for the best results.

1. Use Increments

If you utilize trusts in your estate, you don't have to leave a person's entire inheritance to them directly upon your passing. Choose an incremental method that fits the size of your estate and the heir's lifestyle. For example, you could choose to give the inheritance one-third at a time at ages 25, 30, and 35.

Common Myths Associated With Child Custody Cases

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Legal issues related to family law can be difficult for many people to understand, especially because emotions and tensions are often high when discussing these issues. Child custody is a difficult topic to approach, especially when two people dearly love a child.

Since emotions are often so high in the child custody process, many people fall prey to common myths associated with child custody. Here are some of the most common myths.

When Is Sole Custody Appropriate?

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When you divorce and have children together, one of the most important parts of the process is the arrangement of custody. Different types of custody arrangements exist for a variety of circumstances. In some cases, one parent may believe they should have sole legal and physical custody of the children.

The determination of sole custody is difficult, as it implies the other parent is not fit to make legal decisions or have physical custody of the children without permission from the sole custody holder. The idea of sole custody is difficult to contend with and is typically awarded in severe circumstances. The following are some reasons why one parent may receive sole custody.

History of Abuse

Parental Kidnapping: Potential Causes and Warning Signs

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Colorado, like other states, has laws against parental abduction of children. Laws don't always prevent crime, however, and although it’s rare, sometimes parents still take children against the will of other parents.

If your relationship with your child’s other parent worries you, read this blog to learn the common motivations behind parental abduction and the telltale signs that may precede it so you can stop it.

Causes of Parental Kidnapping

How Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Complicate Child Custody Arrangements

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Divorce is unpleasant enough if you not getting along with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, but a domestic violence accusation makes matters more difficult. Whether you are the one making the accusations, or the one being accused, domestic violence restraining orders, or DVROs, complicate child custody arrangements.

Here are some things you should know about how DVROs affect child custody arrangements and visitations.

How Can One File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Colorado Divorce Law: The Division of Special Assets and Debts

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The division of assets and debts is one of the most controversial and complicated stages in a divorce. The division gets even more complicated for certain items people consider special or valuable. Here are a few examples of such items and how their division usually unfolds.

Engagement Rings

States each handle engagement rings differently. In some states, the ring belongs to both people, while in other states, the ring is a gift that the recipient gets to keep. Colorado is one of the states that take the latter approach. Each person gets to keep the wedding bands and engagement rings they received from the other person.

The rationale is that the engagement ring is a conditional gift that one person gives the other before marriage. You satisfy the condition of the gift once the marriage actually happens. Thus, you get to keep the gift when you divorce because you have already met the condition. However, you have to return the rings if you break the engagement before marriage.

The Complications of Autism and Divorce

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Parents of a child with autism often find themselves in a struggle to maintain a positive and fruitful relationship. Many such parents report unique strains in their marriage, such as less time to spend together as a couple and decreased patience with their spouse.

Despite the challenges that occur in families where at least one child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 2012 survey of more than 77,000 parents found that the parents of a child with autism divorce at the same rate as other couples. Still, some children with autism do experience their parents’ divorce, and that event can have significant effects on their well-being.