Colorado Divorce Law, Colorado Divorce Information & Colorado Mediation News
Here, at “The Latest!,” you’ll find the latest news and information regarding Colorado divorce law and other Colorado divorce information or topics of interest to parties considering mediation of their Colorado divorce.
Recent Changes To Colorado Divorce Laws
See especially our articles on 2009 Colorado Divorce Law Filing Fees Increase, 2008 Changes to Colorado Child Support Laws, the simplified and streamlined 2006 Sworn Financial Statement forms, and our feature on the major 2005 changes to Colorado divorce law, process and forms. We have also recently updated our Colorado child custody and visitation relocation law article.
Colorado Mediation News
Learn about the new Colorado Mediation Association or “theMAC” in our article 2011 Colorado Mediators Organization Rebrands as the “Colorado Mediation Association!” (The old Colorado Council of Mediators — CCMO — is no more.)
Evolution Of Our Divorce Mediation Process
Finally, consider articles regarding changes at our office in 2006 (the substitution of old-style flip-charts with mediators’ client-side large LCD displays), in 2007 (additional new mediators’ technology and tools), and our plans for the future — as we continue to innovate our Colorado family and divorce mediation process.
Colorado Divorce Law Updates
Visit us again for new articles as the divorce laws of Colorado and federal and Colorado tax laws change.
Family Law (And Colorado Divorce) Statutes Now Online!
first posted on: 6/6/2003
LexisNexis, a leading provider of legal, news and business information services, now provides direct and free online access to all Colorado statutory laws! The complete text of Colorado divorce law and related family law statutes (including laws regarding Colorado child support, child custody, parenting responsibilities and timesharing, paternity, spousal maintenance, legal separation, etc.) — all are now accessible and searchable online, and without cost.
The Colorado legislature and LexisNexis reached a five-year agreement in May 2003 (effective July 1, 2003), with LexisNexis becoming the new official publisher of Colorado laws. As part of its agreement with the state of Colorado, LexisNexis is providing the public free access to the Colorado law (the “Colorado Revised Statutes”) and Court Rules, as well as the Colorado and United States Constitutions.
The Role Of Colorado Statutes And Divorce Law
Please note that statutes — the laws created by the Colorado legislature — only define a portion of the body of authority that controls Colorado divorce law. So-called “case law” — the decisions of actual divorce cases as earlier reviewed and decided by Colorado’s appellate courts — are an equally important part of that authority. (These are not broadly available without subscriptions such as those Colorado family lawyers or other divorce professionals maintain.)
And, importantly, as detailed in other materials on our website, your divorce or parenting agreement may derive more from your mutual sense of what is fair and workable for your particular family’s circumstances, than from a purely legal rights focused approach. Mediation is uniquely suited to respect your wishes and values in this regard! Nonetheless, you may wish to learn about and consider legislated Colorado divorce laws using this free, new search tool.
Other Colorado Divorce Forms And Tools
In considering your divorce or parenting issues with your spouse or co-parent, you may also wish to review our user-friendly guide to the latest Colorado divorce forms and our mediation planning tools. These reflect the recent changes in Colorado divorce law.
Also, see our “Spotlight” or other feature articles, where we discuss in detail other Colorado legal, procedural (including divorce law and family mediation) or parenting topics. Presently, we look in depth at:
- Colorado Custody and Visitation Relocation Law
- Legal Separation, Dissolution of Marriage & Divorce in Colorado
- Confidentiality of Mediation in Colorado
- Choosing A Divorce Mediator
- Divorce in Denver Magazine articles
An additional highly recommended resource for Colorado divorce law information is Colorado Springs, Colorado, family lawyer Carl Graham’s Colorado Divorce and Family Law Guide.
Return to home, or for other news articles on Colorado divorce law and Colorado mediation issues, return to the index to our site’s Colorado divorce law information and mediation news – The Latest!