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Hi and thanks for your question.
First, a status conference is exactly what it's called, a chance for each of you to present to the court what the current status of the pending motions is.
Second, Colorado law recognizes that child support and maintenance obligations are two separate obligations.
In order for your ex to receive a modification of his maintenance obligation, there needs to be a showing that there has been a substantial change in circumstances to make the maintenance order unfair. It sounds like your ex has lost his opportunity to make the best argument, which would be that a substantial change in circumstances occurred when your 18 yo moved in w/ him - that argument is now lost bc your 18 yo has now gone to college (I'm assuming your child lives on campus and not w/ our ex).
You will have a strong argument against your ex's motion so long as he cannot show the court that there has been a substantial change in circumstances that makes the order now unfair to him.
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