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Careful what you do with your smartphones during divorce – according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), approximately 97 percent of members have reported an increase in the amount of evidence taken from smartphones and other wireless devices in the last few years. A lot can be gleaned from smartphones that could be relevant in a divorce case. Text messages are the most frequently used, as well as emails,

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Divorce can be full of regret. You might feel as though you could have done more to save your marriage. You might regret things you said before, during and after the divorce. You might even regret going through with the divorce. You don’t have to keep living with remorse; after all, a life full of regret is hardly a life at all. No matter how bad you feel about what was

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When your child reaches adolescence, you might find that the terms of visitation you worked out while he or she was younger no longer work in the child’s interest. If your divorce is recent and you already have teenagers, the prospect of working out a schedule that allows you, your ex and your child’s lives to balance can be daunting. When plotting a visitation schedule for teens, you have to take

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One thing that can be overlooked when preparing or undergoing a divorce is the question of who keeps the car. This can get especially heated in situations where the couple only owns one vehicle, so we’ve taken the time to field some questions about how divorce affects car ownership. Q: If the car was purchased after our marriage, who gets to keep it? A: The car is considered marital property and

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All too often, the idea of a shared event in a child’s life – for example, a birthday or a graduation – can bring anxiety to divorced parents when they realize they will have to see their exes at the occasion. No doubt you want to be present for your child’s achievement, and the child benefits from the affirmation of both parents attending. But the logistics of the visit can be

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Being the non-custodial parent can be challenging. It is a drastic change from spending your day-to-day life with your child to limited visits, and coping with this shift can be frustrating. However, just because you no longer get to spend as much time with your child does not mean you cannot still be an important part of the child’s life. There are lots of parents in your shoes, so we’ve compiled

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The emotional rollercoaster ride of divorce does not end with the signing of documents. The after-effects can be just as traumatic as the divorce itself, and one of the most tense times can be when your ex starts seeing someone else. The troubles are only magnified when children are involved, especially when your ex’s new partner is going to become a big part of the childrens’ lives. Having a new authority
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If you’ve been on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a cascade of rainbow-colored profile pictures celebrating the Supreme Court ruling on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that overturned same-sex marriage bans in four states and effectively legalized marriage for same-sex couples across the United States. Colorado has already had same-sex marriage on the law books for some time, but some couples have chosen to forego marriage in favor of

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Stay-at-home moms may feel particularly vulnerable after a divorce rears its head, especially when it comes to financial decisions. Without a steady income, it can be incredibly stressful to think of the impending future following divorce. There are several methods you can utilize that can help buffer your bank account. Being a single mom is expensive, but you could seek child support and alimony (spousal support or maintenance) to keep you

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You might feel pressured post-divorce to start dating again. Perhaps your friends or relatives might encourage you, or you might feel stressed at the prospect of spending time alone. But figuring out when you are ready to date is a decision you should make for yourself, not to placate your social circle. Here are some tips to follow when dating post-divorce: It’s up to you when to start dating again, not

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Emotions can run high during a divorce. In the heat of the moment, you might decide that you want revenge for wrongs that your ex committed against you, but we urge you to think before you act! Often, these vengeful acts only make matters worse. Pulling a dirty trick against your ex will create animosity at best and could invite a similar response at worst. This can lead to a cycle

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If the thought of divorce has crossed your mind or even if your spouse has asked you for a divorce, one of the first questions you might ask is if the marriage is salvageable. Divorce is a huge life change, and opens up dozens of other questions – what changed? What will happen to the family? Can you support yourself on your own? Who gets the house? Who gets custody of
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Matt and Amy Roloff, the stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World have called it quits on their marriage after 27 years together. This news follows their March 2014 separation, during which the couple attempted co-parenting and running the family farm while living separately. The split was amicable, and both parties agreed that divorce was the best course of action. Matt noted in interviews that he never felt at home in
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Grandparents have a couple of options when it comes to establishing parental or visitation rights with their grandchildren. Visitation rights can be granted under three circumstances: when the child’s parents are divorced or the court has issued a decree of legal separation, when the child is in the custody of someone who is not his or her parent or when the parent who is the child of the grandparents has died.
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It’s amazing how quickly technology is progressing these days – self-driving cars, astronauts taking selfies on the International Space Station, hydrophobic clothing – so it shouldn’t surprise us to discover that when it comes to child support, there’s an app for that. Ittavi’s SupportPay service allows divorcees to manage child support payments in a streamlined, hassle-free way. In North America, over $200 billion is exchanged for child support. Using SupportPay allows

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Adoption has changed quite a bit in the last couple years in Colorado. In 2014, the government passed Senate Bill 51, which provided the means for adoptees to obtain records like original birth certificates held within state agency and court files. It also passed House Bill 1042, which provided access for birth parents to relinquishment documents signed at the time of adoption, as well as other records. The adoption landscape changed
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Divorce is hard; when children are in the picture, it only gets harder. That is why many co-parents will enlist the services of a parenting intermediary. A parenting intermediary is a person who maintains neutrality between co-parents in order to observe their behavior and to act as a peacemaker between them. Parenting intermediaries can provide significant benefits to divorced parents and help to reduce conflict within the family. The main goal

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One of the most drastic changes to a person’s lifestyle after divorce comes the moment you walk into your home and realize that you live alone. This defining moment can be full of sorrow, anger or both. Adjusting to the bachelor/bachelorette life takes some getting used to, especially when you have been married for many years. While these negative feelings may be overwhelming at first, you should know that living alone

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The state of Colorado is what is known as a “one-party consent state.” What this means is that it is totally legal to record a telephone conversation as long as one party involved in the conversation consents to the recording. Only one person has to know that a recording is being made – and that person can be the one doing the recording. The implications in a divorce case are vast.

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Did you know that there is a psychological term for the effects on children of pitting one parent against the other? It is called “parental alienation syndrome.” During the divorce process, it is tragically common for one parent to use a child as a weapon against the other parent. This happens more often in contentious divorces, and even little actions can cause parental alienation syndrome. Children experiencing this condition may exhibit

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