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As family lawyers, we confront a lot of questions about child support. How can I get more child support? How can I pay less? I understand Lulu needs braces, but is it really also my responsibility to finance her eighth American Girl doll? These questions swell when family situations change: one parent remarries a much wealthier person; Uncle Albert’s inheritance is passed along; or your ex-spouse wins the lottery (trust
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There’s been much ado over Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of the term “conscious uncoupling” in announcing her separation from Chris Martin, but we must admit, we sort of like it. The phrase itself is borrowed from Katherine Woodward Thomas, a psychotherapist who spends 50 minutes describing it as “a proven process for lovingly completing a relationship that will leave you feeling whole and healed and at peace” in this clip. On her
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It’s hard talking to your children about divorce, so why not let someone else find the right words? Grab a blanket, gather the stuffed animal friends, and snuggle in with these picture books well-suited to broaching some of the thorny issues that arise with a changing family dynamic. 1. Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families) by Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown.Suitable for children 5-8 years old, this popular book covers

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  Although a recent study suggests divorce does not, fortunately, affect children too negatively in the long-term, the initial breakdown of the family unit does clearly impact their emotional and social well-being. Since Colorado courts are fully aware parents will need to deal with both the immediate aftermath of a divorce announcement and the subsequent years of co-parenting, most judges will now require a post-divorce parenting class before granting the final

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  The Aga Khan, a 77-year-old British man who is the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, and his wife, a German princess and former pop singer, are finally divorced. All it took was 10 years, two courts (one in France and one in England), and a settlement of £50 million ($83.1 million). There are lots of oddities in this case: a man thought to be the direct descendent of the

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  From daycare to pediatric visits to after-school snacks, it will cost an average $241,080 for a middle-class couple to raise a child born in 2012 for 18 years. Calculated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that figure is up almost 3 percent from 2011—and it doesn’t even include those costly four years of college. Fortunately, single parents don’t need to bear this financial responsibility alone. Whether you were legally married
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  The drone of the “Get your billion back, America” commercials have likely already alerted you to the fact, but tax season is officially upon us! Things can get a little complicated if you’ve separated or divorced within the last year, so here are a few things to pay attention to when filing your paperwork: 1. Communicate with your ex-partner. It’s important that BOTH of you list the same figure for

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We’ve all dreamt of a cinematic “You had me at ‘hello’” moment kindling our own love stories, but it turns out those silver-screen storylines could spark something far more enduring than a ride off into the sunset. According to researchers at the University of Rochester, couples who regularly watch and discuss relationship-themed movies are only half as likely to end up divorced. That’s a fairly obvious conclusion given open dialogue and

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While Valentine’s Day might be a kitschy, Hallmark holiday besieged by expectations of flowers, candy, and jewelry, it can also serve as a much-needed catalyst for reviving some of the magic in your marriage. We spoke with Family and Marriage Therapist Dawn Rike from Springs of Joy, Inc., who offered these tips for catapulting the spirit of Valentine’s Day into little gestures to make your union last a lifetime: 1. You’re
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  Colorado is making headlines with an experimental ballot measure that proposes mandatory marriage education before a couple may wed. The syllabus would include lessons on financial management, health issues, conflict resolution, and domestic resolution. The idea comes from a California-based group called Kids Against Divorce, who hopes to test the success of the initiative in Colorado before taking it to other states. Accordingly, they’ll need 86,105 signatures by August 4
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Captain and Tennille’s recent divorce announcement shocked quite a few members of our office, but between renditions of “Muskrat Love” and reminisces of their ‘70s heyday, we also debated whether there was more to their split than “irreconcilable differences.” Although we’ve written plenty about the “gray divorce revolution,” the odds were ever in their favor. It’s rare for a couple over 50, who have been married for 35 years or more,

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After much back-and-forth, the Colorado Supreme Court has decided that vacation and sick days do, in fact, count as shared marital property. This doesn’t mean you’ll need to give your ex-spouse a few extra days off in the event of a divorce; rather, you’ll need to share the monetary value of that personal leave with him or her. Likewise, members of the military who are still eligible to “cash in”

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Do you remember that touching scene in an early episode of “The Brady Bunch,” where Carol tells Bobby that “the only steps in this house are those, and they lead right up to your bedroom?” It was such a graceful way of explaining that Mike and Carol had adopted each other’s children as their own, and that there were to be no step-parents or step-siblings in the blended Brady household. Step-parent

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Nearly 68 percent of U.S. households owned pets in 2013, and so it’s only natural that we would turn to our four-legged friends for comfort as a marriage collapses. What happens to man’s best friend during a divorce though? While we might treat our pets as integral members of the family, most courts consider them to be personal property-- similar to a car or diamond necklace. Last year, however, a
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    The New Year will ring in big changes in Colorado for those filing for divorce or looking to modify child support. In what some are calling “groundbreaking legislation,” Colorado has joined the national alimony reform movement and will change the way maintenance payments are calculated beginning January 1, 2014. Also arriving are increases to the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligation which will increase the combined gross annual income

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We try not to toot our own horn too often, but we’re very proud to announce that Legal Leaders has named our manager Glen Goldman one of Denver’s top-rated lawyers! The yearly list pulls together the city’s best attorneys in a variety of fields to help consumers “take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate to protect you.” Check out the full spread here. Top Rated Lawyers of 2013 -

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Did you watch the latest episode of ABC’s Trophy Wife? Desperate to have a proper family holiday, Malin Akerman invites both of her husband’s ex-wives to celebrate Christmas together with their children. Her intentions are certainly sweet—this is indeed a season for loved ones and traditions, but the night ends in disaster (save for an amazing Ace of Base tribute). This sort of feel-good family Christmas might be ideal for

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In an “E-World,” E is for Evidence and Eternity Those Facebook and Twitter status boxes can be an ever-so-tempting place to unleash all the pain and anger stemming from a divorce, but consider this before you update: information posted to social media can (and will) be used as legal evidence. That means that seemingly harmless life details can quickly be taken out of context in court. For example, posting about escaping to Mexico for a few days or splurging on

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr. Jane Seymour and James Keach. Kris and Bruce Jenner. It seems everyone’s opting for separation instead of divorce these days. While the tabloids may be screaming “It’s Over,” the reality is these couples are trying to protect their financial assets as they buy some time to determine the best paths for their families. The Jenners, for example, have not yet legally

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Can you select the Judge that will decide your divorce in Denver? Can you select the Judge that will decide your case in Arapahoe County? Can you select the Judge that will decide your case in Douglas County? Actually, you can choose the Judge that will decide your case in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, or any other County in Colorado. In Colorado, there is a little known process that allows divorcing parties

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