The term "Child Custody" has been phased out in Colorado. Instead, the term now utilized legally in Colorado is "allocation of parental responsibilities.". There are two main components to "allocation of parental responsibilities.". One is the division of parenting time between the two parents. The other is the division or sharing of parental decision making.
The guidelines for determination of spousal maintenance, established when House Bill 1058 became law in May, calculate support by taking 40 percent of the higher income earner’s monthly income and subtracting 50 percent of the lower earner’s monthly income. The law also considers such things as marital property and whether there are children. The period of support is based on the length of the marriage