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How to Deal with Exes and Parenting Issues Post-Divorce

Our Twitter feed has been full of great tips for dealing with ex-spouses this week! Whether emotionally or legally, dealing with your ex after your divorce can be a bumpy—but often necessary—ride. The most common reason an ex stays in your life after the relationship ends is shared custody of the kids. If you have...

Why You Should Consider a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements are, quite possibly, the most misunderstood of family law issues. Some think of them as something only for the rich and famous with famously large assets to protect. Others believe a prenuptial agreement highlights trust issues and signals the demise of a relationship before it is even been legally cemented. In reality, prenuptial...

Divorce Matters Overturns Wrongful Adoption, Reunites Father with Son

Recently, we handled a case that really reminded us of why our work is so important. In this case, the mother and step-father filed for a step-parent adoption without the biological father’s consent. Along with their petition for step-parent adoption the mother and step-father filed an affidavit alleging the biological father had abandoned his son...

Dealing with the Family Business During Divorce

Recently, I spent some time talking to a couple currently in the process of having their family business valued. This couple, together for 15 years, is divorcing—having worked together at the business for much of their time together. Both spouses want their fair share of the business’ value. Now they face having to appraise the...

Divorcing in the Golden Years

Improved medical availability and technology has led to an increased life expectancy in the United States. Americans are living longer, healthier lives than they ever have in any time in our history. And with those longer lifetimes come higher aspirations for life in the Golden Years. Many Baby Boomers want more from life than just...

When Divorce Means Selling Your House

Every once in a while, I hear someone comment that the Denver housing market isn’t suffering as much as other states. That may very well be, but with single-family home sales dropping an average of 19.6% since last year and median home sales prices down 3.4%, I have also seen how hard it can be...

Weathering a Divorce in the Great Recession

Divorce is difficult enough. But when you are facing a recession like the Great Recession—with all the financial uncertainty around it—the challenges of divorce seem to multiply. In our practice, we have seen the economic impacts first-hand. Some couples are reluctant—or simply unable—to sell jointly owned homes. Others are having a harder time making maintenance...

Moving On: Relocating in the Middle of a Divorce

In today’s economy, many families facing divorce also face another potential source of upheaval: the need to relocate due to employment, economic circumstances, and family support. If either one of you may need to relocate for your job, to move closer to family, or to decrease expenses post-divorce, anticipating this possibility at the outset of...

U.S. Supreme Court: Lawyers Won’t Be Provided for Incarcerated Parents

A sharply-divided U.S. Supreme Court will not require states to provide lawyers for parents facing incarceration in civil child-support cases.  The recent ruling does, however, order state officials to ensure the hearings are “fundamentally fair” for the parent dealing with possible jail time. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/10-10P.ZO