Category: Family Law

Family Attorney Hannah Paille Joins Kokish & Goldmanis

K&G is excited to announce that family law attorney Hannah Paille has joined the firm’s Family Law Department. Paille will be specializing in family law matters such as divorce and post decree matters.

Paille is originally from Bossier City, Louisiana.  She attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and achieved a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in journalism and political science with a concentration in pre-law. There, she was the president of the debate team, traveled the world competing in debate, and discovered her passion for public speaking and in-depth analysis of complex issues.

Paille went to law school at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for her first two years, where she gained valuable experience at the East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender and clerking for the first woman to serve as a judge at the Middle District of Louisiana District Court. She then transferred to the University of Denver for her last year of law school.

Welcome Hannah Paille, to the K&G family!

Becky Goldmanis Named a Colorado Super Lawyer for 2018-2019

Kokish & Goldmanis is proud to announce that K&G partner Becky Goldmanis has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer for 2018-2019.

The Colorado Super Lawyers are well known and recognized as the best lawyers in Colorado.

Goldmanis, who heads K&G’s Family Law Department had this to say, “I am honored to be named a Colorado Super Lawyer! As a former district attorney it is gratifying to know that our work at K&G in helping families is recognized”.

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Rebecca Goldmanis Named Rising Star By Colorado Super Lawyers

K&G is pleased to announce that firm partner Rebecca Goldmanis has been named a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers. Becky heads the firm’s Family Law Department and specializes in family law, complex and high conflict divorce and post decree matters.

As a former district attorney Becky is experienced in high conflict matters and is recognized as one of Colorado’s top family law specialists. Becky also presented to the Colorado Family Law Institute in the summer of 2017 with K&G partner Bernie Greenberg on how trusts can impact divorce.

Is it possible for a parent to relocate out-of-state with their child?

Each relocation case is unique and depends on the specific facts of the case.  Whether you are bringing or fighting a relocation case, you should seek a family law attorney, who is familiar with relocation cases and has experience handling them.  Our family law attorneys at Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. know the law regarding relocation cases and have experience handling them.

A parent cannot relocate out-of-state with their child unless they have the written consent of the other parent or a court order allowing them to.  The fact that a parent has sole decision-making does not allow them to decide to relocate out-of-state with the minor child without the consent of the other parent or a court order.  If the other parent consents to the relocation with the minor child, the relocating parent should get the other parent’s consent in writing and then file it with the court.  If the other parent will not consent, the relocating parent must file a motion with the court requesting permission from the court to relocate with their minor child.  The court will then determine whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child.  In a case where there are two good parents with significant parenting time, getting a court order to relocate with a minor is difficult.

The custodial parent wishing to relocate must provide to the other parent: their intent to relocate, the reason for the relocation, the exact locale where they plan to relocate, and a proposed revised parenting plan.  In addition to those listed items, the court will evaluate other factors, such as: the relationship each parent has with the child, the objections of the non-custodial parent to the relocation, the education opportunities of the child in each location, whether any extended family live in or near the new location, and how the move will affect the non-moving parent’s parenting time.  It is not uncommon for the court to appoint an expert to conduct an investigation and make a recommendation to the court regarding whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child.

To discuss your case and learn how our family attorneys can help you, contact us at 303 688-3535.