1. 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 …Read More

  2. 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 chi…Read More

  3. What Happens to Property in a Colorado Divorce?

    States take different approaches in determining to whom the property belongs when it is acquired during the marriage. Obviously, the property that one acquired before marriage belongs to that person. However, any increase of separate property value is considered marital property and is subject to di…Read More

  4. Can I Move Out During a Divorce?

    Divorce is often one of the most stressful times of your life. One of the hardest parts of a divorce can be deciding when – and how – to leave the family house, an exceptionally emotional process. Legally, an important question is also “How will moving out affect my divorce, as well as my cust…Read More

  5. Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce?

    For most pet owners, family pets are more than just animals. They are members of the family. This issue can become a problem when spouses decide to divorce. Who gets to keep the family pet? How are pets treated in a divorce in the State of Colorado? Pets Are Personal Property The term property can b…Read More

  6. Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

    Going through a divorce can be an emotionally-charged and stressful process. It can also be an expensive occurrence, as well. For this reason, many parties try to save on costs by settling issues related to a divorce without the help of an attorney. The decision whether to hire or not hire an attorn…Read More

  7. Is Sole Decision-Making a Possibility in Colorado Custody Cases?

    Decisions regarding who gets to take care of the children in a divorce or custody battle are never easy ones. These decisions involve who will be making major decisions for the children, as well as where the children will live. While Colorado courts prefer that both parents be actively involved, som…Read More

  8. Understanding Grandparents’ Rights in Colorado

    Grandparents are often very involved in the lives of their grandchildren, but that can suddenly change when a divorce or separation occurs. Many times, grandparents suddenly find themselves shut out of the lives of their grandchildren and are unsure of what rights they have to maintain that connecti…Read More

  9. 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

    Going through a divorce can be a complicated and stressful time. Many couples rely upon the bad or misplaced advice of others and make mistakes or bad decisions that could completely derail their goal in the divorce. What are some of these common mistakes? 1. Relying Upon the Advice of Others Everyo…Read More

  10. Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Divorce can be an emotional process for anyone involved, but adding the elements of domestic violence in the relationship can heighten these emotions even more. Past and current domestic violence in the relationship can play a significant part in the divorce process, especially if children are invol…Read More