Forget parental rights- What about children’s rights?

Do you want your children to have sleep and concentration issues?  Are you hoping they perform poor academically? Are you excited to watch them withdraw socially? These are some of the ramifications when parents risk their children’s happiness through a long, drawn-out custody battle. The consequences for children suffering through a high conflict divorce include everything from… Read more »

3 Perspectives on Grandparents rights in Colorado.

When Chelsea Clinton gave birth to the first Clinton grandchild, the idea of grandparent’s rights came to mind. Colorado has specific statutes dedicated to protecting children’s rights and grandparent’s rights. See Section 19-1-117 C.R.S. at the end of this blog. With the different roles grandparents play in children’s lives from barely present to raising a… Read more »

Parental rights for the unborn child

Colorado voted November 4th on Amendment 67 to determine if the definition of person should include the unborn child in some specific criminal statutory language. Should this pass, Family Law statutes could arguably expand the definition of child to include the unborn. The details of Colorado law…. Law defines a “child” as a person under… Read more »

Advice after Rice- Domestic Violence and Family law

What you need to know about domestic violence and family law.  There are many different issues to cover on this topic, but with the recent discussion of domestic violence currently raiding the NFL, the media and affecting so many families several thoughts came to mind. To the abuser.. If you are hurting your wife, partner… Read more »

The Facade of “Father’s Rights” in Family Law

Have you seen the commercials for the law firms “specializing” in Father’s Rights issues? Firms specializing in “Father’s rights” have not once, in my 15 years of practice, done better in settlement or court for their clients that experienced family law attorneys. I have worked with some reputable attorneys at these firms but choosing a… Read more »

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY EVALUATIONS – Make them a last choice instead of the first.

In the midst of a stressful divorce, many parents head toward what they believe is the best course of action for the allocation of parental responsibilities by using a parental responsibility evaluations that involve child family investigators. There are very good reasons why someone would consider parental responsibility evaluations, for instance, a member of your… Read more »