When can kids decide where they want to live in Colorado?

  Ms. Storey was asked: What age can kids decide which parent to live with? Previous court order is 50/50. Two children are involved and one child wants to live with father, one with mother. How do they calculate child support?   The Answer: There is no age at which…

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Question to the Attorney : Taking the child out of state

Ms. Storey responded to this question on Avvo: Ex wife left the state with our child without my ok. Court documents state she needs my ok and the courts ok to leave the state.   Ms. Storey’s Answer: Unfortunately, court orders are not self-enforcing. You need to bring this violation…

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Ms Storey was asked: Can my son’s dad deny me my right to Skype with my son because he got his computer taken away for “bad” behavior? My son is 12 and lives with his dad in TX. I live here in Colorado with our daughter. Lately my ex husband…

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Question to the Attorney – Court when only one party shows up

Ms. Storey was asked: If I’m the only one to show up for my Divorce hearing , will the Judge grant my Divorce ? With no attorney ?   Ms. Storey’s Answer: If the hearing was properly noticed, meaning there is proof that both parties knew of the date and…

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Parenting plan violation question

  Ms. Storey answered this question that was posted on Avvo. THE QUESTION : I have a mutually stipulated parenting plan that was signed into order over a year ago. It is a contentious relationship with the other parent as she routinely shows 30 minutes or more late to dropoffs…

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I have a case in Jefferson County, do I need a lawyer from there as well?

The Question:  I  have a case in Jefferson County, do I need a lawyer from there as well? The Answer: The simple answer to the question is no, you do not need a lawyer from the Golden area just because your case is pending there.  Most Denver-metro area jurisdictions are…

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Questions to the Attorney – #3 – Health Insurance after divorce

The Attorney was asked: Hello – What is the difference between divorce and legal separation in regard to medical Insurance. Can the separated spouse remain a dependent on the others medical insurance. I have never found a satisfactory answer to this and don’t know if it’s a blanket yes or…

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Questions to the Attorney – #2 – Modifying Parenting Plans

Ms. Storey was asked “Do we have to go back to court to modify the parenting plan or can my ex and I do that on our own?” The answer:                If parents are able, post-decree, to agree upon modification terms of their Parenting Plan, they should be applauded.   It…

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Questions to the Attorney – Introduction and Question # 1

Each week, the law firm receives questions from clients and potential clients. Questions to the Attorney will feature one of these  question each week that is sent to the law firm. We are hoping that by reading the answers to other people’s questions, we may be able to help you…

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