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Colorado Divorce Laws

Colorado Divorce Laws

Use this page to research Colorado divorce laws that are relevant to your situation. It is always a good idea to be prepared before talking with your Colorado divorce lawyer. This page provides you with Colorado Divorce Law information to assist you in your research.

Colorado Child Support Laws

Colorado child support law defines standard guidelines on what child support amount should be paid. Unless the parents have agreed independently on the amount of child support, the Colorado courts will follow the general guidelines. The factors that the Colorado courts consider are the financial resources of the child, the financial resources of the custodial parents, the standard of living, physical, emotional, and education of the children, and the financial needs of the non-custodial parent.

Colorado Child Visitation Laws

In Colorado child visitation law, most of the time each parent visits with their children at times that they agree on. When this is not possible, Colorado uses the standard visitation schedule that most states use. The periods of visitation include every other weekend, four to six (4-6) weeks during the summer, and alternating holidays.

Colorado Child Custody Laws

In Colorado child custody law, the Colorado courts may award joint or sole custody based on the health and well-being of the children. Here is a list of some factors used in determining child custody in Colorado:

  • The children’s preference
  • Able to provide an open relationship with the non-custodial parent
  • The parent’s wishes
  • How adjusted the children are at school already
  • Phisical and mental health of each parent
  • A parent’s history of abuse
  • Siblings
  • Each parent’s ability to work with each other and make joint decisions

Colorado Property Division Laws

As defined in Colorado property division law, Colorado is known as an “equitable distribution state.” This gives the courts the power to divide property between each spouse in an equitable fashion. This is different than being a “community property” state in that equitable does not always mean equal.

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