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March 2016 Archives

Proposal would level the field for fathers in child custody cases

When a parent is going through a child custody case, there shouldn't be a preference made regarding the mother or father ahead of time unless there is case-specific information that would require that type of prejudice. In Colorado, there is a specific proposal on the table that would require that family law judges consider fathers and mothers have equal footing when it comes to child custody matters.

Understanding the importance of a domestic partnerships agreement

Domestic partnerships are an often misunderstood aspect of family law. With the legalization of same-sex marriage, many people may be wondering what the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each option are. While Colorado allows couples to register a domestic partnerships, it's important to understand that this does not give the couple the same rights and privileges of a marriage. If the couple decided to end the relationship later on, there is also a much different procedure for as well.

What should I do before a court hearing?

Any time you are going to court or appearing before a judge is stressful. However, when the matters involve your children and a custody battle, the stakes are even higher. While there may be nothing you can do to completely eliminate your nerves and anxiety, being prepared for the court hearing can help you feel more confident and ensure you are able to make the most productive use of the time.

How a prenuptial agreement can provide couples with peace of mind

With divorce rates at almost 50%, a prenuptial agreement might not only be an option for the rich and famous. Because marriages do not always work out, it is important to protect your finances in case of a divorce.

Carefully plan things out before you divorce

When you are trying to decide if you are going to get a divorce, you need to start doing some planning so that you can have an idea of how the property division process of the divorce will work. Colorado is an equitable distribution state, so you can't count on the court dividing everything exactly in half. Instead, the court divides things according to what is equitable, or fair.

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