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Suicide Prevention Month

Most people know someone who has struggled with mental health or who has been affected by suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Divorce Matters wants to show our support by providing resources for you or anyone you know dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts. We can all help prevent suicide, and understanding the...

National Dog Day

Wednesday, August 26th was National Dog Day and Divorce Matters just had to show off our love for our fur babies! These furry friends are more than just pets, they are a part of our families. We hope you had as much fun as we did celebrating our pups this year!

Winner of the 2020 Divorce Matters Scholarship Announced

Divorce Matters is proud to announce Sara Vieyra as the winner of the 2020 Divorce Matters Scholarship. Although we had a lot of qualified applicants this year, Sara stood out among them. Our committee was impressed with Sara’s academic involvement, work ethic and empowering essay. Sara graduated from Arrupe Jesuit High School with a 4.03...

Front Range Area COVID-19 Return To School Plans

With back to school right around the corner many parents may have questions about what the plan is for their child(rens) school reopening. We have compiled a list of Front Range area school districts and pulled information from their respective websites about what their back to school plans are. For more information, follow the link...

4 Ways to Enjoy The Great Outdoors This Summer

With most of the state re-opening after coronavirus, here is a list of four exciting things to do outdoors with friends and family all over the state of Colorado! 1. Hike to Hanging Lake This scenic trail that is just about 3 hours west of Denver, near Glenwood Springs, takes you to a gorgeous canyon...

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...