Coronavirus Update

Hello from Your Legal Team at The Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson & Associates, PC We have all been waiting for guidance and decisions from our local Courthouse and from our Colorado Supreme Court so we would know how to proceed with your case. Having just received this guidance, here’s what we know so far. The Courthouse will remain open in a limited capacity and your case WILL continue going forward–although we should expect that Court appearances will be delayed or held by telephone, when possible.  Some Court appearances and hearings are not able to be held by telephone and for those we will either have to postpone the Court date or find a resolution and settle the matter through…

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Dividing Your Most Valuable Marital Asset

 When facing the possibility of divorce, the dilemma of how to value the assets you and your spouse have accumulated over the years presents opportunities as well as challenges. To divide the marital assets fairly (also called “equitably” in Colorado), you need to know the value of each asset. Whether a formal valuation is needed or an agreement between the Parties as to the value of the item will suffice is often the first decision when valuing your property. Here are some thoughts on considerations when valuing your marital home. How to Value the Marital Home To value what is likely your largest asset, the “marital home”, an appraisal or a comparative market analysis (“CMA”) is the best evidence to…

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Child Support Enforcement and Modification Between States

In a world where so many of us are relocating and so few stay put, issues regarding child support can get complicated.  What happens when a parent and the child moves out of the state that issued the child support order?  How is it enforceable?  Can it be modified as incomes and jobs change? What if neither parent nor the child  still live in the original state that issued the child support order? How does a parent enforce a child support order from one state against a parent who has moved out of the state?  These questions often have complex answers that are grounded in laws regarding  “jurisdiction” as well as each state’s laws. When a parent and the child…

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Colorado Springs Style Magazine Top Attorney Award for 2020

Jeanne M. Wilson was once again voted as the Top Attorney in Colorado Springs for Family Law in 2020 from Colorado Springs Style Magazine! Her nomination and award come as the 3rd win in a row for this coveted honor. The Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson won this award in 2018, 2019 and now 2020 for this respected Colorado Springs Style Magazine Top Attorney in the Family Law category! Her dedication and relentless support of her clients proves yet again, this is what it takes to bring home this wonderful award. The winners of each category for these yearly Colorado Springs Style Magazine Awards are carefully selected and voted upon by their very own peers in the industry. The…

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2020 Changes to Colorado Child Support Laws

The new year has brought with it continuing changes to the Colorado child support laws. The team here at The Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson & Associates, PC, wants you to know about these changes so you can plan for your future and the well being of your Children. The 2019 changes addressed a number of issues and began taking effect as early as July 2019 with some provisions not being enacted until July 2020. For example, before July 2019, the Court would not usually impute an income to a primary caretaker of a Child under 30 months old (2 ½ years).  However, under the changes, as of July 2019,  the Court can impute an income to the primary…

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