Family Law Resources

Why Colorado’s Update to Child Custody Case Court Proceedings Might Have Unintended Consequences

May 30, 2024

In May 2024, Colorado legislators passed a bill that will make it easier to limit how much time a parent can spend with a child if accu...

Reconnecting Families: A Grandparents’ Rights Client Success Story

May 8, 2024

Robinson & Henry client Thomas shares his experience working with R&H navigating grandparents’ rights. In family law, where emo...

The Must-Knows of Colorado Adoption

Apr 4, 2024

State adoption rules versus local court rules can complicate things. An attorney can provide insight and stability to an otherwise opaq...

Nine Ways Colorado Divorcees Make Their Lives Even Messier

Apr 2, 2024

Divorce can get messy. But, you should take your time, get the right attorney and make sure that you don’t complicate your life forever...

Modifying Parenting Time & Alimony

Mar 27, 2024

Modifications to divorce decrees may be difficult, and having an experienced attorney on your side is almost a necessity.

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A Mom’s Journey to 50/50 Custody

Mar 20, 2024

Robinson & Henry client Cynthia shares her journey to achieving a 50/50 custody arrangement. In family law, navigating complex cust...

What is Virtual Visitation in Colorado?

Mar 13, 2024

Divorce with children has its own challenges and opportunities in the digital age. The ubiquity of smartphones, texting, social media, ...

3 Reasons to Avoid a Do It Yourself Divorce

Jan 30, 2024

There are many reasons people choose do-it-yourself divorce. Colorado family law is complex, though, and so is the divorce process. Min...

Divorcing a Previous Spouse for the Second Time

Sep 18, 2023

Yes, it happens. You may even be living proof: People with the loveliest intentions can still make the same mistake twice. It’s … perpl...

How Do You Know If You’re Common Law Married?

Sep 12, 2023

Colorado is one of the few States that recognizes common law marriage. This is convenient to Centennial Staters who’d rather just choos...

Understanding Marital Waste During Divorce

Sep 7, 2023

It can be tempting to disengage from your spouse when you’re going through a divorce, especially a contentious one. However, your...

Can Your Spouse Foot the Bill for Your Divorce Attorney?

Aug 28, 2023

One unfortunate reason people stay in unhappy marriages is money, or the lack of it. After all, the average divorce costs around $13,00...

Your Roadmap through the Family Law Appeals Process

Jul 31, 2023

Is there a feeling more nerve-wracking than the one you get waiting for a family court judge to issue a decision? After all, these ruli...

How to Talk to Kids About Divorce: Conversation Guide

Jul 25, 2023

Children look to their parents for security, and divorce inevitably shifts the family foundation a child has come to rely on. That’s wh...

Tips for Divorcing a Narcissist

Jul 10, 2023

Divorce is hard enough. Often overlooked is how who you’re divorcing can determine how much turmoil you’ll endure before the judge sign...

Three Ways to Decrease Your Alimony Payments

Jul 10, 2023

One of your priorities as a parent is supporting your children, both financially and emotionally. However, your financial circumstances...

Survive Divorce: A How-To Guide

Jun 20, 2023

At Robinson & Henry, we understand that divorce is one of the most stressful events you’ll experience in your lifetime. Our k...

10 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

Jun 19, 2023

Download the 10 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets guide.  You probably trusted the person you married. But divorce can twist spouses i...

What Should I Know About Getting Divorced in Colorado?

June 7, 2023

Divorce brings a tidal wave of emotions, among them uncertainty. Who will keep the house? Where will my children live? Will I have to p...

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Case for More Custody

May 30, 2023

Divorces with children and custody dispute matters are among the most contentious family law cases. Emotions run high because there is ...

How Long Does Alimony Last in Colorado?

May 4, 2023

Alimony, often called spousal maintenance or spousal support in Colorado, refers to periodic payments made by a higher-earning spouse t...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Colorado Alimony

Apr 26, 2023

In Colorado, spousal maintenance, also known as “alimony,” is often awarded to one spouse after divorce. Most people know t...

How to Avoid Alimony in Colorado

Apr 20, 2023

Few people who are getting divorced want to keep supporting their ex-spouse. In Colorado, though, many courts order one spouse to pay t...

How to Calculate Alimony in Colorado

Apr 19, 2023

Spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as alimony or spousal support, is meant to get the lower-earning spouse back on their feet af...

If I Lose My Job, Do I Still Have To Pay Alimony In Colorado?

Apr 17, 2023

The sudden loss of employment can catch anyone off guard. You may lose certainty over what you can afford until you find a new job — an...

Best Family Law Attorney in Colorado: Your Trusted Legal Partner

Apr 17, 2023

Cary Grant once said that divorce is a game played by lawyers. That’s fair enough as wry observations go. But divorce is no game to the...

What You Need to Know about Contempt of Court in Colorado Family Law Cases

Apr 10, 2023

The rule of law philosophy assumes that good people will follow it. Unfortunately, people are not always on their best behavior outside...

Learn the Frequently Used Family Law Terms in Colorado

Apr 6, 2023

You’re probably familiar with terms such as “child custody” and “alimony” even if you’ve never gone...

Is Alimony Taxable In Colorado: Legal Insights

Apr 5, 2023

If you receive or pay spousal maintenance, you may wonder if it will affect your taxes. Is alimony taxable in Colorado as income? The a...

Successful Colorado Kinship Adoption Saves Child From Foster Care System: A Case Study

Apr 4, 2023

Most people don’t expect to get good news when the phone rings in the middle of the night. So when a Denver-area couple received such a...

Enforcing the Terms of Your Separation Agreement

Apr 4, 2023

A divorce decree is more than a document declaring the end of a marriage. It is a court order. Some ex-spouses forget this. They drag t...

Why You Should Consider a Colorado Kinship Adoption

Apr 3, 2023

Kinship adoption is the legal process of placing a child with a close relative or family member. It provides a permanent home after a c...

Child Custody Questions and Answers: Get Expert Insights

Mar 29, 2023

Divorce cases involving children can quickly escalate. Parents who swore they would stay civil for the kids can become embroiled in a c...

6 Ways Divorce Benefits Children

Mar 10, 2023

“Stay together for the kids.” That’s the advice often given to people who are contemplating divorce. However, this conventional wisdom ...

Why Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer: Knowing the Benefits

Mar 9, 2023

The desire to press fast forward on your divorce and skip hiring an attorney can be tempting, but that can be a costly mistake. People ...

Colorado Restraining Orders

Mar 8, 2023

If you feel that you need protection from someone or if you need help fighting a restraining order or domestic violence charge, take qu...

How To Prepare For Child Custody Mediation: Expert Guidance

Mar 8, 2023

Getting divorced usually means you and your spouse are past the point of working things out. While your marriage may be ending, you sti...

How to Change the Jurisdiction of Your Child Custody Case

Mar 7, 2023

It’s an unfortunate reality that marriages end and families split up. Maybe a new job or relationship brought you and your child to Col...

Can My Child be Included on the Restraining Order?

Mar 6, 2023

It can be difficult when you and your ex share custody of your child but you’ve filed for a restraining order. You want you and your ch...

We Answer Your Questions About Child Support

Mar 1, 2023

If you are getting divorced and have children, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Colorado child support laws. Whether y...

Custody Laws In Colorado: Expert Insights

Feb 28, 2023

The end of your marriage or relationship should not threaten the bond between you and your child or children. Unfortunately, estranged ...

How to Get Full Custody in Colorado

Feb 17, 2023

Many parents wonder if getting sole custody is possible in their Colorado family law case. The first thing they need to know is that, i...

Pet Custody and Divorce in Colorado: What Happens to your Pets?

Feb 16, 2023

Have you ever referred to your dog or cat as your ”child”? You’re not alone–80 percent of owners view their pets as family members, acc...

Can a Stepparent Get Custody Rights in Colorado?

Feb 16, 2023

Parenting is hard. Step-parenting can be even harder. When you married someone who had children from a previous relationship, you took ...

Navigating Colorado Custody Cases When a Parent or Child Has a Disability

Feb 15, 2023

Navigating Colorado custody cases when a parent or child has a disability can be a challenge. Divorces that include child custody disag...

How to Win a Child Relocation Case in Colorado

Feb 8, 2023

Being able to freely move around is a fundamental right in the U.S. When it comes to family law, the court does not have the authority ...

Understanding Parental Rights in Colorado

Feb 2, 2023

Some parents who aren’t together anymore decide to keep custody issues out of court and trust each other to do right by their children....

Emergency Motions to Restrict Parenting Time in Colorado

Jan 31, 2023

In divorce and custody matters, the court will allow both parents parenting time with their children unless it would “endanger the chil...

Navigating Holiday Celebrations After Divorce: 8 Tips for a Stress-Free Co-Parenting Experience

Jan 27, 2023

When you’re married, vacations, holidays and family traditions are a shared experience. Divorce forces you and your ex to divide these ...

Men’s Rights During a Colorado Divorce

Jan 23, 2023

For many years, family law was not particularly friendly to men. Courts often relied on antiquated gender roles to make decisions about...

Parenting Time Calendar

Jan 1, 2023

Whether you’re a parent considering divorce or one who’s thinking about filing a motion to get more parenting time, youR...

Claiming Your Children on Taxes After Divorce

Dec 7, 2022

Single or remarried mothers and fathers who wrongly claim a child on their taxes cause legal problems for both parents. It makes no dif...

Motion to Modify Parenting Time in Colorado: Legal Insights

Oct 27, 2022

Many of our family law clients are parents who want to file a motion to modify parenting time. Colorado law allows parenting plans to b...

How are Marital Assets Divided in a Colorado Divorce?

Oct 14, 2022

When you get divorced, you leave more than your former spouse behind. All the assets and property acquired over the duration of the mar...

Dividing Assets: Determining Marital Asset Value During Divorce

Oct 13, 2022

Getting divorced is stressful. You have a lot to do, including dividing assets. This is a tedious process during which arguments can er...

How to Prepare for Family Court

Sep 30, 2022

Going to court is challenging, frightening, and highly emotional. Couple that with the stress of having to testify before a judge, and ...

Men’s Rights During Divorce

Sep 13, 2022

For many years, family law was not particularly friendly to men. Courts often relied on antiquated gender roles to make decisions about...

How a Lawyer Can Help with Your DNA Test

Sep 8, 2022

Paternity cases involving genetic testing are common in the practice of family law. The stakes can get pretty high. A paternity suit ru...

How to Get an Annulment in Colorado

Sep 7, 2022

There are people who flippantly say getting married was the biggest mistake of their lives. When an unhappy marriage ends in divorce, i...

Why You Need to Establish Paternity in Colorado

Sep 7, 2022

When a woman gives birth to a child – unless she carried another couple’s fertilized embryo to term – there’s no doub...

Adoption Reversal: I Changed My Mind.

Sep 7, 2022

Adoption is a beautiful experience—most of the time. However, life does not always go according to plan, and you might find yourself qu...

Divorce Fraud in Colorado

Sep 7, 2022

With emotions heightened and the future uncertain, some spouses can easily rationalize committing divorce fraud. They may hide or misre...

Divorcing Your Disabled Spouse: What to Consider

Sep 6, 2022

Divorce is never easy. If you are contemplating leaving a spouse who has a disability, matters become further complicated. Your spouse ...

Tips for a Smooth Post-Divorce Transition

Aug 24, 2022

Now it’s done. The judge has signed the Final Decree of Divorce, severing the last link in the chain between your old life and the new ...

What to Do When You Decide to Relinquish Your Parental Rights

Aug 19, 2022

You’ve brought a child into the world but now realize you cannot provide the level of care the child needs. This is a heart-wrenching m...

My Teen Wants to Live With an Ex Who is Not Their Parent

Aug 9, 2022

It’s healthy for children to form attachments to adults who are not their biological parents, such as stepparents. Unfortunately, somet...

Ending Child Support Before Age 19 in Colorado

Jul 25, 2022

Popular culture tells us that we magically blossom into fully capable adults on our 18th birthday. However, Colorado law does not see i...