Successful Post-Divorce Modification

Family LawAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso

June 15, 2021 – When a couple with children divorces, they receive not only a decree of the divorce but also a parenting plan that covers parental responsibilities and physical custody. Sometimes, parents have to revisit these orders. Changes to a divorce decree are called a post-decree modification. And that’s why this client reached out to our Family Law Team.

In this particular case, a father wished to obtain residential custody of his child. Our client believed he could provide a more stable home for the child who needed ongoing support for psychological issues that he felt were not being entirely addressed at the mother’s home.

The court agreed and awarded our client residential custody and resolved the issues pertaining to the child’s therapy.

Successful Negotiation of Temporary Parenting Time Arrangement

Family LawAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso
June 3, 2021 – In any child custody case, the court’s top priority is the safety and well-being of the child. Sadly, parents sometimes act in ways contrary to that. Family law courts take this kind of behavior very seriously.

Our client came to us after having to file emergency motions to try to get her baby back from the infant’s father, who was withholding him from her. The baby’s father even went so far as to assault our client when she tried to retrieve her child. We helped the mother achieve a temporary parenting time arrangement that is enshrined in a court order. Now the father will be legally unable to withhold the child from his mother in the future.

Dissolution of Marriage with Child

Family LawAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso

June 3, 2021 – Sometimes a spouse is unwilling to cooperate with divorce proceedings. Fortunately, Colorado doesn’t require the approval of both spouses to obtain a divorce. If one spouse can show that the other spouse has been unresponsive or refused to participate in the divorce process, a judge may choose to enter a default finding based only on the information provided by the cooperating spouse.

In this case, our client had not seen or heard from her husband since he was arrested for domestic violence over a decade ago. Her husband also had had zero contact with their child. The divorce attorneys at Robinson & Henry PC successfully obtained a dissolution of marriage for our client via default proceedings.

Arranged Formal Custody Agreement

Family LawAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso

June 1, 2021 – Family law custody cases are some of the most contentious matters we see at the firm. But this particular case was, thankfully, easy to resolve.

In this case, our client and his ex-spouse had an informal custody arrangement that our client wished to make official. In other words, he wanted it to be a court-ordered custody plan. This is important for a number of reasons, one being the court can enforce it should either party deviate from it.

We accomplished the client’s goals with a full settlement. We created a plan both parties could agree on, and the matter came to a quick resolution.

Child Support Enforcement

Family LawAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso

April 7, 2021 – This client came to Robinson & Henry with an ex who was substantially behind on their child support. We successfully obtained an income withholding order so our client could begin to recover more than $20,000 in unpaid child support.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results; each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits.