Family Law

Automatic Temporary Injunctions During a Divorce: What can you do?

May 12,2020

When you file a divorce in Colorado, the court issues an Automatic Temporary Injunction. Under Colorado Revised Statute § 14-10-107(b)(I), when a petitioner and co-petitioner file for divorce, or when a respondent gets served with the divorce filing, the Automatic Injunction goes into effect. Colorado Revised Statute § 14-10-107(b)(I) lays out the language of the […]

Access to Justice During the Coronavirus

April 16,2020

Amy Goscha, a founding partner of Kalamaya | Goscha has been appointed as co-chair of the Fifth Judicial District Access to Justice Committee which includes Eagle, Summit, Lake, and Clear Creek counties.  The Colorado Access to Justice Commission The Colorado Access to Justice Commission is an independent entity formed in 2003 with the support of […]

Can I Modify Child Support Because of COVID-19?

April 10,2020

COVID-19 is causing many changes in our society. Unfortunately, many people are now finding themselves out of work and without a steady paycheck. If you have lost your job or had your pay cut due to COVID-19, what should you do about your child support payments? Changes to Child Support Payments When the court sets […]

Ryan Kalamaya Moderates Virtual Town Hall on Coronavirus with Judges in the 5th Judicial District

April 02,2020

Ryan Kalamaya moderated a virtual town hall, which was hosted by the Continental Divide Bar Association, focusing on issues with the court system and COVID-19. The town hall featured Chief Judge Mark Thompson, Judge Catherine Cheroutes, Judge Paul Dunkelman, Judge Reed Owens, and Family Court Facilitator Laurie Mactavish all of the 5th Judicial District. The Courts are Open for […]

COVID-19, Social Distancing, and Parenting Time: How to Share Child Visitation During a Pandemic?

March 26,2020

In a time where many of us are working remotely for the first time, stocking up on necessities, and not leaving our homes, how should you handle a shared parenting time schedule where your child lives in two different households? This is uncharted territory for courts, attorneys, and parents. Colorado’s “Shelter in Place” Order On […]

Relocation cases

January 17,2020

Relocation is a prevalent issue in the mountains. When a couple decides to divorce or to dissolve their relationship, they need support for their children. Some individuals decide they can receive the most support by moving closer to their extended families with their children. The issue of relocation in family law cases can be complex. […]

Capacity Issues in Divorce

December 22,2019

Adult parties to a marriage generally have the capacity to bring or defend the action in their own name without the appointment of any guardian or other representative.  However, there are instances in a divorce action where a parties’ capacity is called into question and there needs to be an appointment of a guardian or […]

Divorce Process in Colorado

October 25,2019

The shortest length of time that it will take to get divorced in Colorado is 92 days after filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Further, the parties must be domiciled in the state of Colorado for more than 91 days prior to filing the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The reality is that every […]

Overview of Various Allocation of Parental Responsibility Experts

September 27,2019

Child’s Legal Representative (CLR) A Child’s Legal Representative (CLR) is an attorney appointed pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-116 to represent the best interests of the child.  The key concept here is that the lawyer does not represent the child, but the child’s “best interests.”  The CLR is not a mouthpiece to parrot the child’s wishes. The […]

Social Media and Electronic Communication as Evidence in Family Law

August 02,2019

We see it in the news all the time – “Social Media Becomes Bearer of Bad News for Divorcing Celebrity Couples”. We give the following advice to our family law clients: Do not write a Facebook post, text or e-mail under stress or immediately in reaction to your soon to be ex-spouse or partner. Before […]

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