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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,…

Family Law

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…

Family Law

Why international adoptions are declining

When seeking to adopt a child, in years past potential parents were often encouraged to consider looking overseas for their next family member. Up to 2004, the number of international adoptions…

Post-Decree

The post-divorce parent-teacher conference

Throughout the divorce, the emphasis was always on what is best for your child. How to maintain a safe foundation as the world turned inside out. After a divorce the family…

Property Division

How to split the business during a divorce

Drawing the right line in the sand is one of many challenges in a divorce settlement. Splitting a retirement fund or bank account is more straight-forward, but valuing and then distributing…

Property Division

Property Division And High Net Worth Divorce In Colorado

Divorces can be amicable or tumultuous, but high asset divorces tend to be complicated with assets of all sorts at stake. Colorado is not a “community property” state, it is instead…

Divorce

Four mistakes women over 50 make during divorce

Divorce for those over 50 (often called “gray divorce”) is becoming more and more common. However, as older couples split up, it can pose a serious threat to their financial security….

Divorce

Keeping the house through a divorce

Divorce is never easy, but at least financial assets can be split using general math. When it comes to property, how do two people who lived in one house reach agreement?…

Family Law

What kind of adoption is right for me?

Whether it’s always been a lifelong dream, or if it’s a new idea that you’ve only just begun to pursue, the adoption process can be overwhelming. As you have probably already…