Goodbye Dependency Exemptions!

In Child Support, Current News by Robert Toler0 Comments

Some provisions of Trump’s tax plan do not take effect until 2019 (i.e. switching the tax burden from the maintenance recipient to the payer). However, certain changes are applicable immediately. In 2018, exemptions for dependents no longer exist, but the Standard Deduction and the Child …

Maintenance: Who’s Income Is It?

In Current News, Divorce by Robert Toler0 Comments

In Colorado, maintenance (formerly known as alimony) is intended to help ease the financial burdens associated with divorce. A financially disadvantaged spouse married for 3-years (or more) can request maintenance. In the past, Judges had very little guidance in determining when to award maintenance and …

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Marijuana Use in Custody Battles

In Allocation of Parental Rights, Colorado Family Law, Current News, Divorce, Divorce Talk Blog, M David Johnson, Parenting Time - Custody by Robert Toler0 Comments

In many ways, Colorado is a testing ground for the expansion of marijuana use and many other states are watching closely to see how legalization affects cases like driving under the influence, underage drug use, robbery and violent crimes, and child custody fights. Both sides of …