What Happens to My Pet?

Intro Many people express great concern over what happens to their pet in a contested divorce. This can be particularly worrisome if the relationship has been abusive and one party fears for the safety of the pet. In that event, Colorado law provides some special protections. One state, Alaska, has now codified the rights of parties about their family pets upon dissolution of their marriage. The law became effective in January of 2017. If you want to read the text of their statute please check the Alaska State Legislature HB 147 which was signed last October. Colorado Law In Colorado our … Read more

Child and Family Investigators

Child and Family Investigators

The court may, upon the motion of either party or upon its own motion, appoint a neutral third person to serve the court as a Child & Family Investigator. The relevant statute is C.R.S. §14-10- 116.5 which can be found online at the LexisNexis website. The CFI must also comply with directives handed down from the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, specifically Chief Justice Directives (CJDs) 04-05 and 04-08. Those directives cover everything from how an investigation must be conducted to disciplinary procedures for a CFI. The CJDs are also available online. The Role of a CFI The CFI … Read more