As one of the co-founders of Plog & Stein P.C., Stephen J. Plog is a highly skilled Denver divorce lawyer who truly cares about helping his clients successfully resolve family law issues. The Chicago native has handled cases in all the district courts of the Denver metropolitan area, which has allowed him to gain unique and invaluable experience in regards to how judges tend to rule on certain matters. If you need help with a family law case, he is the kind of lawyer you want advocating on your behalf. He is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for District of Colorado. He creates unique strategies to reflect the unique nature of each case he accepts. A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, Attorney Plog is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas / Elbert Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. Wish to speak to Attorney Plog about your family law case? Contact our firm today for an initial consultation! He can help you better understand the options that are available to you before you decide to move forward with your family law matter.
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- Q. Does the male have the right to refuse the female to be at the house and have her leave the house without court order.
- A: This is a general property question, not a family law question. If she is a co-owner of the home. He can deny her access, but she can turn right around and call the police, come when he's not there, or could file an action in partition, which could force sale of the home or a pulling out of equity and refinancing to remove her from the mortgage.
- Q. I am wondering when my wife and I divorced in Colorado she told the court she did not want it in our decree can she r
- A: Unfortunately, that is not true. If circumstances have changed financially since the decree entered, should could potentially seek to modify/establish child support pursuant to CRS 14-10-122.
- Q. What court determines venue in a divorce? I filed and reside in El Paso County and had her served her in pitkin county
- A: If you all own property in El Paso County, which is also titled in her name, there is an argument that El Paso County can be the proper venue. Otherwise, venue would be in the county in which the Respondent resides. As such, venue, in your case, would likely be in Pitkin County. See Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 98.
- Q. What are my options, no money, no job Husband owns buisness. Married 16 years two kids what to do??
- A: You might look into filing for divorce on your own. There are forms you can obtain on line from the state judicial branch website. Unfortunately, there is no legal right to have an attorney in a divorce case. You might try Colorado Legal Services or some other pro-bono organization to see if they can help. Again, if you have internet access and a printer you can get forms on line to file. If no $, the court can also waive the filing fee. Once the case is filed and he is served, you can look at temporary and long terms spousal support, as well as child support and division of property.
- Q. Is there such a thing as getting child support forgiven in a 12 year old case? If so what is the process?
- A: There is a 20 year statute of limitations. If the child was adopted 12 years ago, then there should be no continuing duty of support, starting 12 years ago. I have to presume that we are talking about back child support from over 12 years ago. Under Colorado law, there is a 20 year statute of limitations regarding child support payments. I have never heard of a court just "forgiving" a child support obligation. If the other party is willing to agree to forgive the obligation, then an agreement can be filed with the court regarding such.
- Q. My sister will not give my child back
- A: As it sounds like the child is in Missouri, you need to speak with a Missouri attorney. Colorado does not have jurisdiction over your child. In terms of Missouri, it looks like you will need to file a custody case to get these issues resolved.
- Q. What do you recommend I do when my family law attorney replaced himself with an inadequate non-FL attorney?
- A: The problem is that you went forward with the hearing. It would have been perfectly okay to ask the judge to continue to allow you to obtain a different attorney of your choosing. I recognize that you didn't perhaps understand this at the time. Realistically, the attorney should have presented you with the option of seeking a continuance under the circumstances, rather than forcing you, at the last minute, to proceed. I would talk to the attorney about your concerns and potential return of fees expended. In terms of the court, there is no "ineffective assistance of counsel," as there might be in a criminal case. You might want to consult with an attorney to see what, if anything, can be done regarding the child support matter.
- Q. Two months ago, my son turned 18 and also went off to college. Do I still have to pay child support to my ex-wife?
- A: Unfortunately, him going off to college does not automatically terminate your duty to pay support. If he is never going back to live in his mother's home, say on breaks or for the summer, you could argue that support should be redirected to him. Generally, the presumption would be that because the other party still maintains a room, etc. for the child that support should still be paid. The presumption would also be that funds you provide are benefitting the child. You might consider talking to the other party about modifying orders to indicate that the tuition, room, and board payments count as child support. Getting out of the duty to support is unlikely. Restructuring things might be possible.
- Q. Can my out of state ex husband send the police to my house for kidnapping charges after my son has been living with me?
- A: He could try to make trouble for you. You should probably consult with a criminal attorney if you are concerned about kidnapping in a criminal sense. Since he kicked the child out and has known where he is the whole time, I don't think calling the police will get him anywhere, but could be wrong. If the father is still in MD, the case would stay in MD, for now at least. You need to speak with an MD attorney about seeking a modification of orders as well as potentially transferring the case to CO. MD would have to give up jurisdiction before CO can accept, unless there is a provable emergency situation tied into abuse.