child custody

COVID-19, Social Distancing, and Parenting Time: How to Share Child Visitation During a Pandemic?

March 26,2020

In a time where many of us are working remotely for the first time, stocking up on necessities, and not leaving our homes, how should you handle a shared parenting time schedule where your child lives in two different households? This is uncharted territory for courts, attorneys, and parents. Colorado’s “Shelter in Place” Order On […]

Social Media and Electronic Communication as Evidence in Family Law

August 02,2019

We see it in the news all the time – “Social Media Becomes Bearer of Bad News for Divorcing Celebrity Couples”. We give the following advice to our family law clients: Do not write a Facebook post, text or e-mail under stress or immediately in reaction to your soon to be ex-spouse or partner. Before […]

Is a Private Judge or Arbitration Right for My Divorce?

July 19,2019

Divorce is one of the most challenging chapters in a person’s life. For many reasons clients such as business executives, celebrities or high net worth individuals want to keep their legal divorce proceedings private and maintain as much control over the process as possible. With mutual consent, a private judge or arbitrator can be used […]

How to Prepare for A Parental Responsibilities Evaluation

June 07,2019

You are amid a custody battle regarding your child(ren) and you and your spouse do not agree on parenting time and decision-making responsibility. A parental responsibilities Evaluator (“PRE”) has been appointed in your case to complete an investigation and report recommending what is in the best interests of your children.   This is a nerve-racking […]

Can a mother move a child away from the father without his permission?

March 01,2019

Change is inevitable. Change is constant. – Benjamin Disraeli How far can you move if you have joint custody? How does a judge decide who gets custody? What happens when a parent wants to move somewhere far away after a divorce? We frequently hear these questions from our clients in Aspen, Edwards, Carbondale and Glenwood […]

Thinking of Getting a Divorce? Here’s What You Need to Know.

October 15,2018

Studies have shown that the experience of separation and divorce are so traumatic as to rank second only to the death of a close loved one in terms of emotional turmoil, pain, and stress. Not only is divorce accompanied by feelings of guilt, rejection, embarrassment, and anger, but the process also causes fear and uncertainty […]

Divorce Wish List

September 13,2018

Now that you have hired a divorce lawyer, what next? Tell your attorney exactly what it is you want to get out of the divorce. Give us a specific “wish list,” detailing in writing everything you would like to have when your case is concluded: maintenance, parenting, property, etc. Below are some tips on making […]

Colorado one of the most favorable states for divorced fathers

August 15,2018

There’s a national trend for giving divorced fathers more time with their children. Last year, more than 20 states in the US considered enacting laws that encourage equal parenting time after divorce or made shared time the default. According to a recent study, parenting time varies dramatically according to what state you live in. For […]

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 […]