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In some cases it is not uncommon for one of the parties to refuse to obey court orders for property division, support, payment of specific expenses, or the sale or refinance of property. Refusal by one party to obey court orders can often be remedied by the initiation of contempt of court proceedings. If contempt is established, the party defying a court order can be jailed or fined, which usually gives substantial leverage to the party bringing the contempt action.
MOTIONS TO MODIFY
Another common post decree matter involves modifications of child support and/or parenting time. If the amount of parenting time changes it is often worthwhile to run a new child support worksheet to determine if the amount of child support should be adjusted. Colorado law permits motions to modify child support if the new amount of child support that should be paid deviates by more than 10% from the amount of the current payment.
If one of the parents decides to move away, either within or outside of the State, it can render a parenting time schedule unworkable. A parent considering a move should speak with a lawyer before moving to gain an understanding of the likely effect that a move may have on a parenting time schedule. A parent who is facing reduced parenting time due to the relocation of the other parent should consider hiring counsel to resist such a change.