Family Law

Grandparent Rights in Colorado Custody Cases with Joel Pratt | Episode 93

March 21,2022

Custody cases are frequently complex, but when the grandparents are involved, they can become even more so. Talking to us today about grandparent’s rights in Colorado custody cases is family law practitioner, attorney, and partner at Dailey & Pratt, Joel Pratt. We start the episode with a definition of what “Standing” means, and why this is crucial […]

A Public Health Crisis for Parental Responsibility Evaluations with Dr. Kathleen McNamara | Episode 91

March 21,2022

When there are highly contentious cases involving the allocation of parental responsibilities, the court may need to appoint an expert to conduct an investigation. That’s where today’s guest comes in. Dr. Kathleen McNamara is a licensed psychologist and Parental Responsibility Evaluator (PRE) in Fort Collins, Colorado.  As the name suggests, a PRE is a licensed individual who […]

Social Media and Co-Parenting with Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha | Episode 89

March 21,2022

According to surveys, around 90% of children aged 13-17 have used social media, and around 51% do so daily. Adults also use social media consistently—data shows that in 2018, 72% of US adults used at least one social media platform regularly.  Ryan and Amy discuss the pros, cons and relevant issues of social media and co-parenting. Below is an outline […]

Parental Alienation with Jill Coil, Esq. | Episode 87

March 21,2022

Although the term parental alienation is thrown around a lot in various custody cases, there are actually two different types of alienation, unintentional and intentional parental alienation.  Family law attorney Jill Coil discusses the difference between unintentional and intentional parental alienation and different strategies and advice parents can use to deal with the alienating parent.  […]

The Intersection of Dependency & Neglect Cases with Divorce with Amy Goscha | Episode 85

March 21,2022

What is dependency and neglect? Dependency and neglect (D&N) cases concern child abuse or neglect. These are civil cases that do not involve the criminal prosecution of parents, but there could be a concurrent criminal case. The D&N court has jurisdiction over children for their safety, protection, stability, and family preservation. When is a child […]

Personal Injury Claims, Marital Torts & Workers Comp in Divorces with Philip Goldberg, Esq. | Episode 83

March 21,2022

Our fictitious divorce client Eric Wolff was skiing down a slope at Aspen Highlands when someone hit him from behind. As a result of the accident, Eric was out of work for a substantial amount of time. Does Melanie have a right to any of his personal injury settlement? Ryan Kalamaya and Philip Goldberg discuss what happens if […]

Appealing Divorce Trial Decisions with Paige Mackey Murray | Episode 82

February 04,2022

Sometimes one party can disagree with the ruling of a judge and want to appeal the ruling in a divorce case. Although appeals in a divorce are possible, they are typically only granted if one party can prove either that the judge misapplied the governing laws or the judgment was influenced by one party’s bad […]

Post-Divorce Retreats, When to Sell or Keep the House, and the Pitfalls of Starting a Divorce Without the Proper Support Network with Divorce Coach Annie Allen | Episode 80

February 03,2022

This week, Ryan Kalamaya and divorce coach and real estate agent Annie Allen discuss the importance of going through a divorce with the proper divorce support network, including a divorce coach.  Through her own divorce, Annie was able to gather her own divorce support network her to help her get to a better place in her life, […]

Parental Decision-Making, Vaccines for Children, & Tiebreakers for School Disputes with Katharine Lum | Episode 79

January 31,2022

In all child custody agreement, each parent will have to agree to who has decision making authority over the children. In most cases in Colorado, the court will award joint-decision making authority to both cases. What can the court do when there is a dispute between both parents? Ryan Kalamaya and Katharine (Katy) Lum discuss the definition of […]

Guy Talk: Infidelity, Communication Problems, & Surf Trips with Sean Galla of Mens Group | Episode 78

January 31,2022

Healthy communities are one of the cornerstones of the human experience. Recent studies have shown that the vast majority of men can struggle with building meaningful relationships. Men’s groups can provide a supportive community of other men around them and provide a safe space for men to understand themselves, foster stronger relationships, and make it […]

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