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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5 Things You Should Know About Child Support

In family law, child support is a heavily litigated aspect of most cases. Child support provides a set amount of money allotted monthly to raise a child. It is a Court Ordered ongoing, monthly payment made by one parent to the other for the care and benefit of their child when the parents do not live together. The amount of child support a parent pays varies by state—and each state has its own  formula for determining child support. Calculating child support can initially appear complicated. Parent’s incomes, the number of overnights a child spends with each parent, the costs of healthcare and child care costs are all factors that go into calculating child support. Given the dynamic landscape of the child…

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What Divorce Attorneys Can Do For You

When choosing a divorce attorney, first think about what you want that person to do for you.  If the divorce is to be amicable, the attorney must have enough experience to know the law and the likely outcomes of options to steer the case in that direction.  They also need to have enough life experience to know people and behaviors and how to work with difficult situations.  Divorcing couples don’t always display calm or rational behavior. Being able to diffuse conflict rather than inflaming disagreements can help keep the case in settlement mode.  If the case is already one of high conflict, the attorney must not only be able to steer the case in that direction but must also have…

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Assets and Debts - Colorado Springs Law

The Sworn Financial Statement is one of the most important documents you will need to complete if going through a divorce or custody case. Also called a “financial affidavit”, it requires each person in the case to use the form approved by the Court and list all income, assets and debts. The Court will use the Sworn Financial Statement to determine how to divide assets and, most importantly, to determine a Party’s need for spousal maintenance or a Party’s ability to pay spousal maintenance. Completing the listing of assets and debts on the Sworn Financial Statement is easily the most labor intensive part of your divorce case. Not only do you have to think about all the assets you have,…

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