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Think about your child's needs and interests in custody matters

We recently discussed grandparent's rights and how they can impact a child. Grandparents rights are only one factor that can bear weight during a divorce. When you are going through a child custody case, you have to think about what is best for your child.

We know that it isn't easy for you to think about your child having to spend time away from you. When you and your child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, you may have to deal with this possibility.

Grandparents' rights in Colorado vary considerably

When many people think about their childhoods, they have fond memories of time spent with their grandparents. For some children, those memories are missing, not because their grandparent passed away but because their parents kept them away from their grandparents.

Being kept away from their grandchildren is a nightmare for many grandparents. In some cases, a grandparent might have a claim to grandparent rights. This might help the grandparents to be involved in their grandchild's life.

Curious about egg freezing?

In our high-pressure society, there's so much emphasis on obtaining a college degree and immediately entering the workforce with a focus on finding monetary success that for many people, the option of having a child naturally can take a backseat to other endeavors.

Domestic violence incidents must be handled appropriately

Domestic violence isn't something that you can ignore. Instead, you have to take the steps that are necessary for you and your children to remain safe. When physical violence is a factor in your relationship, you should understand that the situation is likely going to get worse. The chance of it improving is slim to none. We know this is a troubling situation for you to face; however, we can help you to learn about the options you have to help deal with the matter.

If you are leaving an abusive relationship, you need to make sure that you take all the steps you can to protect yourself. One of options that you have is seeking a restraining order. This order, which is issued by the court, forbids your abuser from coming too close to you. This isn't a foolproof method of staying safe, but it is a good start.

Same-sex couples have rights and responsibilities in family law

Same-sex partners face unique trials as they walk through life. Everything under the family law umbrella can seem much more complicated when the couple is a same-sex couple. This doesn't mean that same-sex couples deserve any less protection or should have fewer rights than their opposite-sex counterparts. We know that same-sex couples want to enjoy the full protections and rights they have under the law. We can help you to learn about these points and determine how to handle your current family law needs.

There are many different aspects of family law that we might be able to help you with. You might need to learn about a domestic partnership and how this arrangement might benefit you. You may need to know about how to end a domestic partnership and how doing so can impact your life. You have to think about the current situation and the future when you are making these decisions.

Divorce mediation might help you end the marriage faster

Divorce settlements are the key to getting your case resolved as quickly as possible. While it might be tempting to fight your ex tooth and nail, doing so can draw out your divorce. It can also cost you more time and money. Instead, you can consider using a method of alternative dispute resolution to get the settlement hashed out.

Divorce mediation is one option here. You and your ex would work with a third-party to come up with the terms of the divorce. The mediator doesn't make decisions about the terms. Instead, he or she works to keep you and your ex on track so the decisions can be made.

Divorcing on a budget?

Colorado divorce rates are at their lowest points in nearly a decade. Nevertheless, the state still ranks at the top of the list for divorces nationwide.

When the decision is made that divorce is the only way out of a toxic relationship, the next consideration arrives. How are you going to afford it? Even when you both earn a steady income, the court and legal fees often associated with the divorce process can easily demolish any savings account you might have.

There is another option to battling out custodial and property rights in family court. And in Colorado, mediation is usually required by the court. 

Divorce cases can include various factors

When you go through a divorce, whether you are going through a same-sex or an opposite-sex divorce, you have specific things to think about. We know that you might not be able to think clearly if the divorce came as a shock to you. We are here to help you work through the issues that are present in your case so that you can move on with your life.

The goal of the divorce is to end your marriage; however, there is more to that than what might seem apparent at a quick glance. You have to think about how ending your marriage will impact the rest of your life. One way is that you will only have one income instead of two. Another way is that you will have to divide your assets.

Do women show more financial literacy after a divorce than men?

Divorces, whether they involve high-asset couples or not, tend to have serious financial repercussions for the parties involved. But now, a new survey of CPA financial planners suggests that women are doing a much better job than men in becoming financially educated following a divorce.

Not only that, but women also exhibit better financial habits, are twice as likely to seek employment and do a much better job of increasing their savings towards retirement.

Special considerations for summer vacation plans

Summer vacation plans are something that most children look forward to. When you are planning a summer vacation and have a child custody order for your child, you have to think about some important considerations.

One consideration is that you have to think about is what your child custody order says. Some child custody orders are set up the same throughout the year. In these cases, the summer months are expected to remain the same as the rest of the year.

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