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Divorce Matters Blog

When Should I Move Out of the House?

When couples decide to divorce, they often can’t stand to be in the same room together. This means one of them ultimately must move out of the house before the divorce in Colorado. There are many considerations that go into deciding when and whether to move, and we encourage people to meet with a lawyer...

What Are Unbundled Legal Services?

Navigating the court system without the assistance of a divorce attorney  can be difficult in normal circumstances. With the added uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important now more than ever for pro se parties to seek alternative forms of representation. Appearing pro se simply means that you are appearing on your own behalf,...

Advice on Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus

By Attorney Ashley Balicki I wanted to give you some guidance and general advice to co-parent through this new and confusing period. Decision-Making: If you, a member of your household, or your child are diagnosed with COVID-19 immediately advise the other parent. Do not hide this information. Communicate with your child(ren)’s parent and agree on...

If I’ve Lost My Job Due To The CoronaVirus, Can I Get My Maintenance or Child Support Payments Reduced or Changed?

Have you experienced an interruption to your job due to the coronavirus such as a reduction in hours or loss of job? Can you get your maintenance or child support payments reduced or changed if this is the case and how quickly? The coronavirus is pushing the country into uncharted waters, jeopardizing nearly half of...

Announcement: Divorce Matters’ Response to Coronavirus

 We are monitoring all coronavirus developments and adjusting our firm’s operations as necessary to protect the health of our clients, employees and the community at large. Effective March 16th we are implementing the following: To continue serving our community, our firm is offering secure telephonic and virtual consultation and meeting options during this time....

I’m Worried My Ex May Have COVID-19, Do I Have To Send My Child To Them For Their Regularly Scheduled Parenting Time?

Following a divorce or separation, the reality for many children becomes a shuffling of back-and-forth between each parent’s home based on a court-ordered parenting time schedule. But what happens if one parent, or someone that parent came in contact with, becomes infected with the COVID-19? What if the other parent lives in a different state?...

What Happens if Divorce Goes to Trial in Colorado?

Many divorces can be resolved amicably, which speeds along the process and is usually less expensive for all involved. However, sometimes divorcing couples cannot agree on certain key terms of their divorce, such as custody or alimony. In these situations, going to trial might be unavoidable. Below, our Colorado divorce lawyers sketch out what happens...

Can My Spouse File Divorce in a Different State after Moving?

You might think that a couple must divorce in the state they got married in, but the law says otherwise. Instead, each state sets certain residency requirements that must be met before the courts in their state will assume jurisdiction over a case. If a person meets the requirements, then the court can hear the...

Appealing a Judge’s Decision Regarding Your Colorado Divorce

Judges sometimes make mistakes, and when they do, there is a process for getting the error corrected. This process is called bringing an appeal. You file an appeal by asking a higher court to review the decision below and decide whether to overturn the trial court’s decision. Bringing an appeal doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes...