divorce in colorado legal terms

The 5 critical divorce terms discussed in this blog are DR Case, Petition & Response, Dissolution & Legal Separation. These terms and acronyms are crucial when discussing your divorce with an attorney. You don’t know the divorce process that’s why you hire an attorney. Knowing these terms helps understanding some of the details of your…

Have all of your documentation exchanged before you mediate Have all available letters or information necessary for decision making in hand. Know what you want and what you need – and understand the difference. Here are the 3 keys for successful mediation explained. 1.  Have all your documentation exchanged before you mediate. The key to…

Colorado Domestic Courts mandate that a couple facing divorce must first attempt to resolve their disputes in mediation, before the Court will hear the case. As a couple your first step is to determine the issues of contention and then enter into mediation, before seeking legal counsel or starting the court process. See the 3…

After reviewing the current media facts about the Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally divorce case, here are 5 actions that Sherri Shepherd and couples considering divorce should avoid. 1. Sherri filed for divorce without an attorney of record, with a child on the way, carried by a surrogate, and a potentially fraudulent pre-nuptial agreement after…

This is video is about why Teddi Ann Barry PC practices family law in Denver, Vail, Avon Colorado. Teddi Ann Barry PC practices family law because she was educated to serve others! The premise of my college and law school education at Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic university. This philosophy is important and what I…

The mediator is a neutral third party in the divorce process, helping individual parties facilitate an agreement they can take to their respective attorneys for review and counsel. Watch this video for more information. Colorado Domestic Courts almost always mandate that a couple facing divorce must first attempt to resolve their disputes in mediation, before…

The 5 steps are to communicate with your spouse or partner; figure out your finances; commit to resolution; get it in writing, and go to court – if necessary. Divorce is not an easy process by any means, there are steps you can take making the divorce process simple, less stressful and financially efficient. 1….

While Colorado is hyped on the legalization of marijuana, Colorado judges and child advocates still aren’t high when deciding what’s in your child’s best interests.  I’m not writing this to take an ethical or medical stance on pot and parenting – I’m just a lawyer who often advocates for and against parenting and pot smoking….

Spring Break is often a trigger for parenting time disputes. Who were they with last year? Did they do anything during their break? What activities or events did they have to miss at the other parent’s home? It is a good idea to discuss Spring Break and Summer parenting time in advance when creating the…

In the world of family law and divorce I am constantly asking myself where is the love? When clients step over the threshold to my office- it’s assumed that the love is gone.  As if that foot print on the carpet drains all the love away from a relationship once overflowing with it. Love is…