Amendment 64 and its Effect on Colorado Family Law
June 26, 2014

Now that marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado for recreational use, it’s important to know the effects marijuana use can have on a divorce or child custody matter. People are often surprised when they face harsh consequences that a court orders in a child custody matter solely because of marijuana use (either medicinal […]

Protection Orders in Family Law
April 22, 2014

It is becoming increasingly common for people to seek a protection order against their spouse during divorce proceedings.  While a protection order may be filed into the divorce case, it creates a completely separate issue that encompasses very different areas of law.  It’s important to know the process for obtaining a protection order and what […]

Am I Married by Common Law?
February 14, 2014

Ask five different people what common law marriage is and how long it takes to be in one, and you will get six different answers.  This is especially true if you ask people from around the country.  All over the U.S., each state has different time frames and requirements before a couple can be considered […]

CFI 101
February 10, 2014

In a court case where children are involved, such as a divorce or a question of parental responsibilities, a court or any party involved may request a CFI.  CFI stands for Child and Family Investigator.  Sometimes your lawyer may recommend you request a CFI.  And sometimes, your lawyer would object to having a CFI appointed […]

The Many Benefits of Mediation
February 2, 2014

After initiating a divorce or a child custody dispute, there will come a time that the court asks if the parties can come to an agreement on their own, would like to try mediation, or would have to go to a trial/hearing.  If the parties cannot work out a settlement on their own, it is […]

Parenting Plans: Your Rights With and Without One
December 19, 2013

Children are one of life’s best gifts.  Sometimes the parents of a child do not stay together, and then must decide what they each believe is in their child’s best interest.  When the parents are getting along, this can be easy to decide together.  However, when the parents are not getting along or even speaking, […]

Grandparents’ Rights
December 6, 2013

Grandparents can be some of the most important people in a child’s life.  They can care for a child when the parent has to work, they can teach the child the importance of family, and they can spoil the child rotten when necessary (and it usually is necessary from my experience).  However, and sometimes unfortunately, […]

The High Cost of a Cheap Divorce
November 12, 2013

In a relatively recent article from the Washington Times, the author outlines a study about the concerns of individuals facing a divorce (see article here).  The number one concern: the cost of a divorce. The next question on anyone’s mind after that statement should be: well, what is the cost of a divorce?  Of course, […]