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How can I prepare for property division?

Are you wondering how your property will be divided in your upcoming divorce? Although it is largely up to the parties involved, every state has statutes that address this. For that…

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Why are same-sex couples rushing to adopt their own children?

Congratulations! You’ve married your life-long love and created a blended family with your children. While you are settling into your new relationship, it might feel like the highest hurdles have been…


How parents of children with disabilities can handle divorce

As parents, we do so much for our kids. If you are a parent of a child with a disability or special needs, you understand that often the willingness to do…

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Evergreen lawmaker jailed in contempt. What does that mean?

A state lawmaker representing Evergreen was jailed in December for contempt of court in a divorce proceeding. State Rep. Tim Leonard (R – Evergreen) was sentenced to 14 days in jail…


Gimmick wedding dates more likely to divorce

Did you know that marriages occurring on Valentine’s Day or special number days like 12/13/14, etc. are more likely to fail than a wedding on any other random date? Economists from…


Remaining financially secure during divorce

Divorce comes with many hurdles and things to consider, especially if you made the decision (mutually or individually) around the holidays. You are not alone. The end of the year not…


What is legal separation?

When couples start to think their marriage is near its end, sometimes they move to separate homes. This physical separation is not a status change in the eyes of the law….

Family Law

When it comes to adoption, a thorough legal review is essential

Adam Crapser is a 41 year-old living in Washington, married with naturalized citizen children. Even though a United States family adopted him 37 years ago, he faces deportation to South Korea,…

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Considering a prenuptial agreement before your Colorado marriage?

Prenuptial agreements are not just for celebrities. Prenups, or premarital agreements as Colorado law calls them, are often used by Colorado couples as a way to negotiate before marriage the rights…