Civil Unions bloom in Colorado!

Civil Unions bloom in Colorado On May 1, 2013 Senate Bill 13-011 will be law in Colorado.  This will appear in our Colorado Revised Statutes in Title 14, “Domestic Matters.”  §14-15-101 et. seq. will provide the following rights and protections to those who establish a relationship legally under the Colorado Civil Union Act. In the… Read more »

3 reasons a pre- nup is contested in Colorado.

As a Vail Divorce Lawyer, I recommend that if you are getting married this summer, it’s a good idea to review your financial situation and details before you catch spring fever and pass over this important element of building a life together. Having worked with many couples as a Vail divorce lawyer , the goal of… Read more »

Parenting Plans- a key resource to create one.

Finding a valuable resource for creating a parenting plan is important and can lessen your stress when dealing with your divorce. An excellent resource on parenting plans that I recommend, is Ms. Joan McWilliams who has written the book “Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce.”  Ms. McWilliams is a highly regarded mediator in Colorado family… Read more »

The Number 1 question asked about Parenting Plans.

Frequently I’m asked if the age of the child impacts a Judge’s decision for a shared parenting plan. The answer is always the same – “It Depends…” The presumption in Colorado is that parenting time should be equal.  The child has a right to share his or her life with both parents.  There are a… Read more »

Windsor v United States

On November 9, 2010, Windsor v. United States was filed in New York on behalf of a surviving same-sex spouse whose inheritance from her deceased spouse had been subject to federal taxation as if they were unmarried. On June 6, 2012, Judge Barbara Jones ruled that based on rational basis review, section 3 of DOMA… Read more »

Defense of Marriage Act

In 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was passed to define marriage as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word `spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” In September 2009 new legislation was introduced known as… Read more »