Family Law

Personal Injury Settlements in Divorce

August 01,2018

A client going through divorce who has sustained serious injuries may not consider their personal injury settlement as a possible asset subject to division in a divorce. As the victim of an accident, you may feel that it is not fair as you endured all the pain and suffering. Personal Injury Settlements or Awards and […]

Not your Grandma’s Prenup

July 14,2018

A recent article in the New York Times suggested an increase in the numbers of millennials who are opting for prenuptial agreements. The reasons are varied, but the article suggests the most likely reason is due to the fact that millennials are marrying later than previous generous. For couples getting married in their late twenties […]

How Will the Federal Tax Changes Affect Spousal Maintenance in Colorado?

July 05,2018

New Federal Tax Changes Affect Spousal Maintenance If you are receiving or paying spousal maintenance, if you are going through a divorce or considering divorce in the near future, the recent tax changes will likely affect you. Commencing in 2019 and as a result of the 2017 federal tax legislation, spousal maintenance is not taxable […]

Advice on Child Custody Disputes

May 22,2018

We frequently deal with high-conflict parenting disputes in our family law team. Many clients call these “custody battles.” Over the next few weeks we’re going to have several posts on various issues such as Parental Responsibilities Evaluators, a checklist for what a divorce attorney would ask about at trial, and the like. The below is […]

Annulments: Invalidity of Marriage and Civil Unions

April 25,2018

In Colorado, you can seek to have a marriage or civil union invalidated (annulled) under certain grounds.  A Decree of Invalidity declares a marriage or civil union invalid as if it had never taken place.  Children born of a marriage or civil union declared invalid are considered legitimate. Matters of dividing property, maintenance, child support, […]

What Happens at a Deposition

March 30,2018

In any Colorado divorce or personal injury case, the opposing lawyer has a right to take a “deposition.” This means that you will be put under oath, just as you would be in court, and the other attorney will ask questions relating to the divorce or personal injury claim. In nearly all personal injury cases […]

Colorado Prenuptial Agreements – I’ll Keep What is Mine; You Keep What is Yours

March 20,2018

You are going to get married.  You have substantial wealth or maybe a well-established business.  You are excited for your upcoming marriage.  You do not want to take away from the excitement by doing divorce or death planning.  Since you have already accumulated your wealth, there seems to be nothing to worry about, right?  You […]

How to Save Money on Your Divorce Lawyer

March 14,2018

We all want to save a buck. And divorce can be expensive. Last week, I wrote about the factors involved in how much a Colorado divorce will cost. Here are some ways that will help you save money on your divorce attorney’s fees: PREPARE FOR YOUR PHONE CALLS. You are charged for every phone call with […]

How Much Will My Colorado Divorce Cost?

March 09,2018

Every person going through a Colorado divorce wants to know how much his or her case will cost if they hire an attorney. Determining the costs at the beginning of a case is difficult, if not impossible. It’s sometimes hard to make even a rough guess because the cost will depend on a number of factors. […]

What you Need to Know about Protection Orders

March 02,2018

The press took a recent interest in protection orders when facts came to light regarding allegations of abuse against White House aide, Rob Porter. Though vehemently denying allegations made by his former wives, a copy of a Virginia protection order filled out by Jennifer Willoughby tends to suggest otherwise. In her statement, Ms. Willoughby claims […]

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