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Adopted Man Finds Family With Help From Colorado’s New Adoption Law.

Daniel Noffsinger - Sunday, February 08, 2015

Last year, a Colorado man was able to locate his family by taking advantage of a change in Colorado’s law governing access to adoption records. Matthew Abdulla is adopted and for the past 26 six years, he had been trying to locate his birth mother. As with many adoptees, Matthew wanted to find out where he came from and why his mom gave him up.  READ MORE...

Colorado Tests Softer Approach To Help Parents Pay Child Support

Daniel Noffsinger - Thursday, January 15, 2015

According to a recent article, about one-third of Colorado parents with monthly child support obligations do not make the required payments. This equates to about 32,000 parents per month who are for one reason or another not making the required child support payments to about 39,000 children. About 8,400 Colorado families who need child support payments are required to go onto welfare rolls, known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. This welfare program is typically reserved for the individuals who need it the most, namely single-parent families.  READ MORE...

Colorado Grandparents Fight For Custody of Grandchildren.

Daniel Noffsinger - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Child custody disputes are difficult for everyone involved, especially the child. It is unfortunate that child custody disputes are a common reality, whether it is between parents, between grandparents and parents, or between parents and the state. A recent case involving Colorado grandparents highlights some of the difficulties that can be encountered in custody disputes.  READ MORE...

Audit Finds Colorado Department Failed To Properly Investigate Child Abuse And Neglect.

Daniel Noffsinger - Monday, December 15, 2014

An audit of the Colorado Department of Human Services shows that the Department failed to properly supervise county child welfare services while the Department decided if child abuse and neglect allegations merited investigation. The legislative Audit Committee recently held a hearing to discuss the audit and the results published in the 239-page report.   READ MORE...

Understanding Your Rights:Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Daniel Noffsinger - Monday, October 27, 2014

Domestic violence is a serious problem, not only in Colorado, but throughout the United States. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Female victims constitute an overwhelming majority of family violence victims (73%) and about 1.3 million women are victims of a physical assault by a partner each year.  READ MORE...