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5 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be the most beautiful time of the year. However, families going through a divorce, the holidays can be significantly stressful. Coordinating schedules for visitations and parenting time can be overwhelming. This is especially true if this is the first holiday for a family after a split. While the transition may … Continued

6 Questions to Ask Before You Get Divorced

According to statistics, roughly half of marriages end in divorce. If you’re married, this statistic has probably crossed your mind. If you’re considering a divorce, take a step back and think about the following factors before finalizing your decision. Like marriage, divorce will change every facet of your life – for better or for worse … Continued

How to Cope with Divorce

For most people, the emotional aftermath of a divorce is foreign territory. Even amicable divorces lead to sadness, loneliness, and guilt. Terminating your marriage may be one of the biggest challenges of your life, but remember this: you are not alone. Like any trial, learning how to cope with divorce can be done, especially with … Continued

My Predictions on the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark gay marriage case which should answer the question of whether the Constitution requires states to a) allow same-sex couples to marry and b) if not, whether it requires the states to recognize those marriages legally performed in states that do … Continued

The Power of Art and Reading in Coping with Divorce

Many courts either order or suggest therapy for parents and children involved in family law litigation. Particularly with regard to child therapy, I am a big advocate of art therapy in helping children cope with divorce. Children are both extremely expressive and extremely creative. They learn by interacting with their environments and processing their experiences … Continued

Popular Divorce Myths

The term “divorce” evokes a variety of stereotypes and assumptions. Every divorce is unique, and these presuppositions can cause unnecessary confusion. If you’re considering a divorce, it is important to figure out which of these expectations apply to your unique situation and which ones are simply myths. Below, our team of Colorado divorce attorneys compiled … Continued

Opinion: A New Senate Bill Would Harm Colorado’s Children

There is currently pending before the Colorado State Senate a bill that purports to “preserve the parent-child relationship in domestic actions.” As is often the case in politics, the title of the bill is incredibly misleading. It would, in fact, have entirely the opposite effect of what it claims. The bill claims to “protect” the … Continued

Your Perfect Partner Doesn’t Exist

We are all looking for the perfect relationship, right? The match with the person who meets all of our needs, and gives us that perfect storybook life we’ve always dreamed about. The problem with that is that in that world view the relationship is the end point. “and they lived happily ever after.” Where reality … Continued

10 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

Family law is a strange animal. Unlike most other types of cases, family law cases often don’t end with the court’s “final” or “permanent orders.” Where this is most apparent is in those cases where children are involved, such as divorce or allocation of parental responsibilities. In an ordinary civil case, litigants bring their case to … Continued

Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence

As Denver divorce attorneys, we have seen many legal situations that deal with domestic abuse. It is a fact that 1.3 million women are victims of domestic abuse in their lifetime, a statistic that needs attention. Most of these domestic violence cases are not reported to the police because usually, the person involved is embarrassed … Continued

Even Celebrities Struggle With Divorce

It’s not easy, and it doesn’t matter how rich or poor you are. Getting divorced isn’t easier when you have a lot of fans. As in Halle Berry’s case, divorce is difficult, even when you’re gorgeous and talented. Halle Berry & David Justice In 2005, after her marriage to David Justice fell apart, Berry almost … Continued

6 Ways Your Abusive Relationship Is Hurting Your Child

Most healthy, responsible parents don’t set out to hurt their child, either physically or emotionally. Our job is to protect, nurture, and unconditionally love them. We work hard to show them that we love them. It's important to hug, talk, laugh, play, and guide them through their lives. We even shelter them from behavior that … Continued

The Divorce Mission Statement

The divorce mission statement may seem a little ridiculous at the onset of your journey. Your goal for getting divorced seems pretty obvious: to not be married to your spouse. In Colorado, the fastest you can get divorced in 91 days. In these 91 days, you will likely feel angry, sad, lost, anxious, excited, and … Continued

Domestic Violence: Safety Planning When Filing for Divorce

I’m getting ready to leave and maybe even divorce my abuser… now what? The average domestic violence victim tries to leave seven times before she actually does. I say “she” because most reported cases are male on female. However, domestic violence occurs in all relationships with all sorts of partners: male, female, transsexual, heterosexual, and … Continued

Avoiding the Holiday Blues and Recovering From a Divorce

Nothing is fun about going through a divorce during the holidays. Ruined plans, the division of family events, and fighting can ruin just about any ounce of yuletide cheer you had left in you. Holidays are supposed to be about family, but they are also about loving yourself. Your mindset will take you places; either … Continued

SCOTUS May Consider Same-Sex Marriage Cases

According to USA Today, “[the] Supreme Court has scheduled same-sex marriage cases from five states for consideration at its Sept. 29 private conference, indicating no hesitation to dive right into the national debate. The justices placed cases from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana, and Wisconsin on the list for their first conference of the 2014 term.” … Continued

Mother’s Rights and Parenting Time: Do Moms Have the Advantage in Colorado Courts?

Clients faced with parenting time issues often ask where the court’s loyalty lies when it comes to who gets custody – does the court favor mom or dad? Today, the term “custody” has been replaced with “parenting time,” and it’s not just the terms that are changing with the times. Although fathers are often quick … Continued

Divorce and the Impact of Cancer

For years now, our firm has followed the health impacts of divorce on men and women and noted the disparity between the sexes. Yet another new study confirms our observation that the health of men and women is impacted in different ways. In an article published in the New York Times, we see that when … Continued