For parents going through a divorce, the most crucial and potentially heart-breaking part of the process is the parental time agreement. Even the best of agreements means that both parents will not be spending as much time with their children as before. This can be emotionally difficult for both children and spouses as they come to terms with the reality of divorce. Unfortunately, the stress is compounded by the necessary complexity of laws surrounding the rights and interests of children.

To help ease the pain and stress of understanding parental time, The Harris Law Firm has compiled a list of articles and resources intended to help parents understand these difficult laws. Articles include how to initiate a modification to parental time agreements (include establishing them or refuting them), how child support works, and how to conduct custody agreements in different states. We hope these resources answer your questions, allowing you to move foward confidently and with clarity.

The Colorado Standard to Modify Child Support The standard to modify Colorado child support is that there has been a "substantial and continuing" change in circumstances that results in at least a 10% difference in the amount of child support due. The factors that typically lead parties to file for ...
In Colorado, a parent’s child support obligation continues until the child reaches the age of emancipation, which is the age when a person legally shifts from child to adult. The age of majority or emancipation is currently 19 in the state of Colorado. In most cases, this is the moment when the ...
Imagine that you have just finished litigating a highly contentious child support issue that has ended with the court ordering you to pay child support. The next question is, how long will the obligation last? In Colorado, generally the answer is that the child support obligation continues until the ...
Custody disputes involving parents and children who live in different states can present a variety of complex issues under the law. However, much of the confusion surrounding interstate custody actions and relocating with kids after divorce was clarified after the adoption of the Uniform Child ...
The child custody decision is often the most contentious aspect of divorce because in many cases, both parents want to be the primary caretaker of the children. While many people believe the mother will automatically get custody of minor children that is not always the case. In fact, in recent ...
An important issue for courts in a divorce or custody matter is child support, or the cost of raising the children until they are each nineteen, or otherwise emancipated. In Colorado, child support is considered a right of the child; therefore, the courts generally will not recognize an agreement ...
Collecting child support often becomes the most contentious aspect of a divorce. A party may not move across state lines in an effort to avoid payment of child support. However, in order to enforce a child support order in another state, a court must establish the proper authority prior to act. ...
The financial commitment of parents, as well as their involvement with their children’s upbringing, is very important to the welfare of children. In recent years, the focus of many State Legislatures has been to ensure that children receive the support they need even though they may not live with ...
When speaking about divorce and child custody, it’s only natural to speak of a parent’s “visitation” time with his/her children. In Colorado, however, the term “visitation” was removed from the statutes and replaced with “parenting time,” which refers to how the time with the kids will be divided ...
In this time of economic change, people are losing job and benefits. They wonder how they will pay their child support. Child support can be modified any time that there have been changes in the income or expenses of the parents (or the children) that would result in a 10% change in the child ...