What to Consider if You are Getting a Divorce With Kids

What to Consider if You are Getting a Divorce With Kids

Divorce is painful for everyone, but it is especially painful to see your children lose the cohesive family unit that they thought they would have forever. During the year in which you file for divorce, your workload increases at least twofold, and the smallest tasks can feel overwhelming, whether or not you have children. When…

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Financial Consequences of a Divorce

Financial Consequences of a Divorce

Divorce is such a personal decision, and oftentimes, it is based off emotions and feelings. However, what many people don’t consider is the fact that divorce has long-ranging financial consequences for both parties involved.

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What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

For those who are unfamiliar, a prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by two people before they get married. This document outlines what will happen in the event of a divorce. It can be used to protect both parties involved or to simply outline the financial arrangement between them in case of a split.…

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4 Reasons the Law Offices of Kelli J. Malcolm Can Meet Your Needs

Here’s Why You Should Hire Our Legal Team to Help You When you’re faced with a challenging legal situation, the pressure of navigating the legal system can make everything feel so overwhelming. In situations like this, having a good lawyer behind you can make a world of difference. From helping you make vital legal decisions…

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Understanding Colorado Common Law Marriage

Understanding Colorado Common Law Marriage

Colorado is a common law state, meaning that couples do not need to go through the formal marriage process to establish a legal union. While this makes things easier for couples who commit to each other but don’t want the pomp and circumstance of a legal marriage and wedding, it can also make things murky…

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What is Legal Separation in New Colorado?

What is Legal Separation in New Colorado?

If you are married and you and your spouse want to split, you have two main options in the state of Colorado — dissolution of marriage and legal separation. When most people think about legal separation, they consider it a stepping stone to divorce, but, in fact, it is its own entity. Legal separation is…

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Child Support: What It’s For

Child Support: What It’s For

Child support is money paid by one parent to the other for the provision of financial support for a mutual child or children. Generally, the money is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to offset the cost burden of the child. However, in the state of Colorado, rarely is sole custody awarded…

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Mastering Parallel Parenting

Mastering Parallel Parenting

Divorce is a traumatic experience in anyone’s life as it symbolizes the end of a lifelong commitment two people made to each other. Generally, people do not enter into the institution of marriage lightly, so when it comes to an end, there is inevitable grief to process, especially if the end was triggered by a…

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Understanding Godparent Rights Under the Law

Understanding Godparent Rights Under the Law

Blessing a child with godparents, and likewise, eager grandparents with a child, has been a tradition etched in Christian-based societies since as early as the 2nd Century. Godparents are selected by the parents of the child to bestow upon them the honor and privilege of stating, before God and the entire religious community, that they…

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Understanding Stepparent Rights Under Colorado Law

Understanding Stepparent Rights Under Colorado Law

Step-parenting is a voluntary commitment taken on by a spouse who marries a spouse who already has children. With the rates of unwed mothers giving birth to children and divorce and remarriage rates at an all-time high, step-parenting is much more common in modern society. Marriage, divorce, and child-rearing are all riddled with challenges and…

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