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What Is Mediation?

What Is Mediation and Do I Have To Go To Mediation? In most family law cases, the court orders mediation where the parties have to try to resolve their differences with a neutral third party, the mediator. In the event that you are able to resolve your differences (and there is a signed settlement agreement) … Continue Reading

25 Co-Parenting Tips

25 Co-Parenting Tips for Dealing with Baby Momma or Baby Daddy Once you get past the point of asking yourself how exactly you got into this predicament, you will hopefully be looking for solutions for co-parenting with the other parent in the long-term. You may not like the other parent, but the goal of both parents … Continue Reading

Colorado’s New Maintenance (Alimony) Formula

Introduction There’s a big change coming to Colorado law in 2014 concerning maintenance (sometimes called “spousal support” or “alimony”). After decades of having maintenance determined on a case-by-case basis determined by the facts in each situation, the new maintenance law will allow judges to apply a maintenance formula when awarding maintenance for periods of time … Continue Reading

Civil Unions in Colorado

Effective May 1, 2013, Colorado is now one of several states in the United States that recognizes “civil unions.” Colorado’s civil union law allows two eligible persons to receive the same benefits and protections that married spouses have under Colorado law. A partner in a civil union is a person who has established a “civil … Continue Reading

Hiring an Attorney for Divorce or Custody

Hiring an Attorney to Go Through the Divorce or Custody Legal Process You may be asking yourself whether you should hire an attorney for your divorce or custody case. Consulting with an attorney is important to protect your legal rights. You may believe that you don’t need any legal advice because you and your spouse … Continue Reading

Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Lawyer Handling Divorce Cases on a Statewide Basis If you were suffering from a cardiac problem and needed a cardiologist to help with an ongoing process, would you choose the one closest to your house simply because it’s easy to get to his or her office, or the one who comes highly recommended and … Continue Reading

Divorce & College Expenses

Divorced Parents and Child College Expenses Paying for college tuition, books, fees and room and board expenses can cause financial hardship for all parents. When parents are divorced or going through the divorce process, paying for college expenses can be a source of major controversy. However, Colorado child support law is clear concerning divorced parents’ … Continue Reading

Restraining Orders – A Basic Guide

Colorado law allows for Courts to issue temporary and permanent civil restraining orders to prevent harm. Restraining orders are referred to as “protection orders” in Colorado. Restraining orders (also called “protection orders” in this article) can be issued quickly, inexpensively, and without notice to the person against whom it is issued. Once the judge signs … Continue Reading

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