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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...

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)...

What is Contempt of Court and How Does It Affect Me?

Contempt of court is failure to comply with the authority of the court. There are two categories of contempt: direct and indirect. Direct contempt involves behavior in the courtroom – for instance, refusing to answer a judge’s questions. Indirect contempt involves behavior outside of the courtroom, such as failing to comply with a court order....

Will My Religion Affect My Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is home to people of many different religious faiths. We have countless Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, in addition to people who practice no formal religion. Like other states and the United States as a whole, Colorado does not have an official state religion, so your religion does not dictate your ability...

Changing Your Last Name after a Divorce in Colorado

Historically, a woman took her husband’s last name upon marriage. Over the past decade or so, some men have begun taking their wife’s last name, or the couple got combined names. The same is true of same-sex couples that have gotten legally married. But, what happens if you want to change your last name after...

Do I Still Have Rights if We Didn’t Get a Marriage License?

For various reasons, couples sometimes don’t obtain a marriage license. Perhaps they don’t want to involve the state in their relationship, or they choose to have a religious marriage but not a civil one. Regardless of the reasons for never getting a license, these couples can end their relationships just like married people. And when...

Winner of the 2019 Divorce Matters Scholarship Announced

Divorce Matters is pleased to announce Ryan Shepherd as the winner of our 2019 Divorce Matters Scholarship. We received lots of applications this year, and while there were many qualified applicants, Ryan stood out among them. Our selection team was impressed by Ryan’s academic qualifications, extracurricular work, and essay response. We extend our congratulations to...