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What Happens After a Marital Settlement Agreement?

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement? A divorce settlement agreement can be referred to by many names, depending on where you live. It is a formal written document which lays out the terms both parties involved have agreed to. It can be called: Divorce Settlement Agreement Separation Agreement or Separation and Property Settlement Agreement Custody,...

What is a Post-Decree Modification?

Divorce is a complicated process that is often fraught with emotions and challenges, and one most people want to get through as quickly – and as unscathed – as possible. For many couples who separate and/ or divorce, once their case has progressed through the court system and the final divorce decree has been issued,...

Do I Need a Will and Powers Of Attorney?

By Attorney Miguel C. Mondragon Many people believe only married couples with small children and considerable assets should consider an estate plan. In fact, all adults can benefit from a well-crafted last will and testament and power of attorney. These legal documents offer many benefits and allow you to pass assets onto beneficiaries according to...

Attorney Brooke Shafranek Answers Your Questions Regarding COVID-19 and How It Affects Your Divorce

Divorce Matters attorney Brooke Shafranek answers questions submitted from the community. Q. Can I still get a divorce? (0:18) Q. What can I do if I’m experiencing an emergency, such as domestic violence or child abuse? (2:30) Q. Co-parenting, parenting plans, what happens if we need to deviate or me and my ex disagree? (3:04)...

Is 50/50 Visitation Best For My Children?

A shared custody agreement often involves children splitting their time between two households — mom’s and dad’s. A 50/50 time split may seem “fair” on the outside looking in, but it might not be in the child’s best interests based on a number of factors. When considering a 50/50 split between two parents, lifestyle elements...

When Should I Move Out of the House?

When couples decide to divorce, they often can’t stand to be in the same room together. This means one of them ultimately must move out of the house before the divorce in Colorado. There are many considerations that go into deciding when and whether to move, and we encourage people to meet with a lawyer...

What Are Unbundled Legal Services?

Navigating the court system without the assistance of a divorce attorney  can be difficult in normal circumstances. With the added uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important now more than ever for pro se parties to seek alternative forms of representation. Appearing pro se simply means that you are appearing on your own behalf,...

Advice on Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus

By Attorney Ashley Balicki I wanted to give you some guidance and general advice to co-parent through this new and confusing period. Decision-Making: If you, a member of your household, or your child are diagnosed with COVID-19 immediately advise the other parent. Do not hide this information. Communicate with your child(ren)’s parent and agree on...

If I’ve Lost My Job Due To The CoronaVirus, Can I Get My Maintenance or Child Support Payments Reduced or Changed?

Have you experienced an interruption to your job due to the coronavirus such as a reduction in hours or loss of job? Can you get your maintenance or child support payments reduced or changed if this is the case and how quickly? The coronavirus is pushing the country into uncharted waters, jeopardizing nearly half of...