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Colorado Springs Family Law Blog

Courts in Colorado Springs divorce or dissolution of marriage cases recognize the concept of a psychological parent and its relationship to the best interest of the child.  The psychological father or psychological mother in a divorce is someone other than a biological parent who develops a parent-child relationship with a child through day-to-day interaction, companionship, and caring for the child.  Who may be deemed a psychological parent has been defined in various ways –common to these definitions is a relationship with deep emotional bonds such that the child sees the person as Mom or Dad. 
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Being a member of the military, or a military spouse can greatly affect your divorce, especially if there is a potential for military retirement.  There are many aspects to every divorce case, and it is important to recognize that every case is different. 

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In Colorado,  divorce attorneys at the Marrison Family Law LLC help you preserve your property to the full extent of the law.  In Colorado, retirements are considered property even before vesting.  Colorado retirements are divided in divorce to the extent they are earned during the marriage.  Colorado courts divide marital property equitably.  Normally, one would think "equitable" means "equal" but this is not necessarily the case.

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Our Family Law Attorneys in Colorado Springs are well versed in drafting your Pre Nuptial Agreement. In Colorado a "prenup" or Marital Agreement may be drafted either before or after the wedding, but must be signed before the filing of any divorce.

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Child Support in Colorado Springs

Thursday, 20 December 2007
Our attorneys in Colorado Springs help you estimate your child support payments in Colorado by using a child support calculator.   If your computer is equipped with excel, you can use the child support calculator found at the state judicial website: Sometimes these child support calculators are helpful but they will only get you so far:
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Colorado Divorce Procedures & Statutes

Thursday, 20 December 2007
Are you a Colorado resident and considering getting a divorce? Regardless of the reason or cause, you will need to be aware of how Colorado divorce law works. While it is best to consult with a Colorado divorce attorney for advice before you spring into action, here are the standard legal procedures for divorce in Colorado.
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We are sometimes asked about annulment as an alternative to Divorce. Divorce Lawyers in Colorado Springs at The Marrison Family Law LLC handle the annulment or the divorce in Colorado. In other words, divorce law in Colorado Springs includes the potential of setting aside a marriage rather than ending it.

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Adoptions In Colorado Springs

Thursday, 20 December 2007
Adoptions in Colorado is an area particularly enjoyed by the attorneys at the Marrison Family Law LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  We also serve Pueblo County, Douglas County, Fremont County, and Teller County. Colorado is one of five states that do not allow private adoptions. Adoptions are done through an adoption agency. This does not mean that you do not need an adoption lawyer.
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Mediation in a Colorado Divorce

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Colorado requires mediation, i.e. a settlement conference, in every divorce, unless the parties have reached a complete agreement on every issue, or unless there is domestic violence involved.   Formal mediation is a negotiation process with the assistance of a mediator, usually a lawyer skilled in the process of "getting to yes."

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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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