Family Law Lawyer in Colorado Springs
What Topics Does Family Law Cover?
"Family Law" is a broad phrase that refers to a number of different legal topics--all involving familial relationships:
- Contempt of Court
- Contempt of Court
- Allocations of Parental Responsibility
- Parental Kidnapping
- Child Support
- Spousal Maintenance (also called "alimony")
- Father's Rights
- Mother's Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Step Parents
- Cases Involving Department of Social Services
- Domestic Violence or Neglect
- Protection and Restraining Orders
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Other statutory authority within Colorado law to affect family law cases can be found in Title 13 (jurisdiction for custody cases and expedited enforcement of custody decrees), Title 19 (paternity cases, adoptions and relinquishment of parental rights) and the Court Rules for contempt of Court actions to address violations of Court Orders pertaining to custody decrees or the terms of a divorce.
As one of the top family law lawyers in Colorado Springs, our family law cases are generally based upon Title 14 of the Colorado Revised Code. Title 14, C.R.S., which encompasses the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act (for divorce and custody cases) also covers allocations of parental responsibility which are child custody cases for non-married parents and any modifications of Court Orders for these cases. Title 14 allows Colorado Courts to issue divorces (also called a "dissolution of marriage") for Parties where at least one of the Parties has been domiciled within the State of Colorado for at least 90 days.
Custody Orders (either within the divorce or for unmarried couples) can be issued if the Child has resided in the State of Colorado for at least 182 days (6 months). Enforcing or modifying custody decrees also generally requires the Child to be residing within the State of Colorado for at least 182 days--with a few specific exceptions. Any Parent who is under a custody decree and wishes to relocate with their Child for personal or employment reasons must go through the Court to receive permission. Child support matters are also governed by Title 14. Call Jeanne M Wilson, Colorado Spring’s top family lawyer to get started on your case today.
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The Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson & Associates, PC is a family law firm serving clients in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, including Fountain, Security-Widefield, Black Forest, Monument, Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Calhan, Peyton, El Paso County, Fremont County, Teller County and Pueblo County.