Archives for: July 28th, 2022

Is CO Child Abuse Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an issue in Colorado, as it is in many other places. However, Colorado treats domestic violence crimes differently than you may find in other places. Since the state considers it not an independent crime, it is considered an aggravator of another crime.

It’s unfortunate that you cannot discuss domestic violence in the state without discussing child abuse. The two are linked since domestic violence is an issue that impacts the whole family unit. If there is violence [...]

Domestic Violence: How to Help Children Cope

The laws in the state of Colorado regarding domestic violence only deal with the perpetrator of the violence, but what about the others involved?

Domestic violence is literally a family affair – and its impact, no matter the final outcome of a criminal offense, will continue to change the lives of everyone involved, including children. That’s why it’s vital to do what you can to help children through the tough and confusing times in the aftermath of a domestic violence [...]

How to Spot CO Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a crime that can happen to anyone at any time. It doesn’t matter what your age is, what your gender is, or even your sexual orientation – anyone can be a victim just like anyone can be a perpetrator. Even financial, social, and educational status make no difference.

For all of these reasons, it’s important to understand what domestic violence is and to understand the signs of it. it may sound strange, but people may not understand [...]

How CO Domestic Violence Can Impact Child Custody

Child custody in Colorado and around the United States is a complicated matter. If a domestic violence charge enters the picture against one parent, then that can make things even more complex. However, in every case involving child custody, the judge will overwhelmingly evaluate one factor: What is in the best interest of the child involved?

The truth is that any history of domestic violence or pending charges can make things a lot more difficult  for the accused in a [...]

How Should You Respond to CO False Domestic Violence Allegations?

Domestic violence is a concern that is real in Colorado, with people calling for help in domestic violence situations daily.

The state of Colorado takes domestic violence very seriously, as well. Those convicted of it can face prison sentences along with other very serious legal consequences that can follow them around for the rest of their lives.

Unfortunately, some people use the tough domestic violence laws in Colorado for purposes other than real domestic violence charges. It’s not totally uncommon [...]