Juvenile Delinquency Issues in Divorce Cases with Elizabeth Hardman | Episode 100

Divorce at Altitude Podcast on Colorado Family Law

When a child becomes involved in a court case, there are different proceedings followed, other players involved in the system, and separate issues relating to information and safety regarding the child. Cases can become increasingly complicated when you have a juvenile issue going on with a pending family law matter. 

Today we welcome to the podcast Elizabeth Hardman, an attorney with our firm. Elizabeth went to law school at DU in Denver and started her law career as a public defender in Northern Colorado. She currently practices adult and juvenile criminal defense, DUI/DWAI defense, and family law. Today we talk about juvenile delinquency and how this issue might come up in a family law context. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What juvenile delinquency entails and more about what sets apart juvenile court. 
  • Who are the players within the juvenile court system?
  • More about the involvement of the Department of Human Services (DHS). 
  • How courts get status updates on how juveniles are doing during the trial and post-sentencing.
  • Elizabeth talks about the court proceedings of a juvenile case; what a family might expect. 
  • When a juvenile case may go to a jury trial. 
  • Diversions in juvenile cases; what that means and how it differs from jurisdictions. 
  • How a juvenile delinquency issue can come up in a family law context.
  • Does the child need an independent voice? A question that may arise in these cases.
  • Issues related to what information you can get from a juvenile case that goes to a child expert.
  • As a family law attorney, who would be the first person to contact in a juvenile case: the juvenile defense attorney. 
  • Other situations where you could see where there is an intersection between juvenile cases and family law cases.
  • If the child is involved in a juvenile charge, do they have the right to an attorney?
  • Attorney-client privilege; how does that work with parents involved?

What is Divorce at Altitude?

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law.

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DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

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