6 critical divorce terms you need to know Part 2

The 6 legal terms discussed in this blog:  CFI & PRE, Financials, Interrogatories, Separation Agreement, Parenting Plan, Decree. This is the second article for additional info go to 5 divorce related legal terms you need to know. Hiring a divorce attorney is necessary to handle all elements of divorce but a little homework helps you make… Read more »

Discover better ways to handle disputes than a Contempt Action!

Your ex-spouse is not following your separation agreement ordered by the court; you’re frustrated, and your first reaction is to file a contempt! Before you make that decision, this is what a contempt action looks like…. We file a motion, then we wait…. and wait some more and then maybe the Court will agree there… Read more »

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 »

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 »

3 Keys to Successfully Prepare for Mediation.

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… 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 »