divorce

Discovery During Divorce: Rule 16.2 & You Part 2

October 02,2020

Part 2 of our series on Rule 16.2. Find out what happens after mandatory disclosures.

Discovery During Divorce: Rule 16.2 & You

August 09,2020

When you first file for divorce in Colorado you may get an order from the Court telling you that “Rule 16.2 Disclosures” or “Mandatory Disclosures” are due in 6 weeks. But what does all this discussion about disclosures mean? What information do you have to produce? What does the other side have to disclose? What […]

Joint or Retained Expert? How to decide what type of expert should value a business in a divorce

June 08,2020

Dividing property in a divorce often involves bringing in third-party experts to value complex assets. One of the more complicated assets to value is a business. Because business valuations can swing the amount of the marital estate hundreds of thousands of dollars in one way versus another, it is crucial to consider the implications of choosing a third-party expert.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is a Private Judge or Arbitration Right for My Divorce?

July 19,2019

Divorce is one of the most challenging chapters in a person’s life. For many reasons clients such as business executives, celebrities or high net worth individuals want to keep their legal divorce proceedings private and maintain as much control over the process as possible. With mutual consent, a private judge or arbitrator can be used […]

How to Prepare for A Parental Responsibilities Evaluation

June 07,2019

You are amid a custody battle regarding your child(ren) and you and your spouse do not agree on parenting time and decision-making responsibility. A parental responsibilities Evaluator (“PRE”) has been appointed in your case to complete an investigation and report recommending what is in the best interests of your children.   This is a nerve-racking […]

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