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3 ways to improve communication as co-parents

Parenting together after your divorce can be challenging. If you do not manage those challenges well, it can result in conflict, which harms you and your children. There are ways…

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What is a letter of instruction?

However simple or complex your estate plan is, there is one document that it should always include. This is a letter of instruction. This document is relatively straightforward to write, but…

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This may be the biggest myth about estate planning

There are many different myths about estate planning, and it’s important for people to sort this out before they get started. You don’t want to make any avoidable mistakes simply…

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3 actions that may affect the value of your marital estate

When married Colorado couples decide to divorce, they either reach their own property division arrangements or turn to the family courts. Judges presiding over divorces will apply the Colorado equitable distribution…

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What does a mandatory protection order mean?

You got into a fight with your significant other and things heated up rather rapidly. The next thing you know, you were charged with domestic violence and slapped with a…

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Do you need to include powers of attorney in your estate plan?

Some estate planning documents are more common than others. Most people who intentionally plan their estates will create a will, but trusts are less common. Just because documents aren’t used…

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What happens to your retirement account when you divorce?

Trying to make sense of your marital estate can be a challenge in the early stages of a divorce. Many people struggle to identify what is truly marital property and…

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2 important Supreme Court decisions on the Miranda Warning

You are probably at least aware of your Miranda rights. Anyone who has watched a television show where someone gets arrested knows that the police should tell an individual about…

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The value of a revocable trust in your estate plan

A revocable trust is a powerful tool for your estate plan. Whether you wish to avoid probate or protect assets for future generations, creating a revocable trust can help you…

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Spoiling your child as you divorce can do more harm than good

You may have looked at other parents who spoiled their kids with expensive electronics, cars, ski trips and shopping sprees during their divorce and vowed you would never do that.…

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How do advance medical directives work?

Estate planning allows you to manage your life and your finances, but it also helps you retain control over issues affecting the end of your life. For example, you can…

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How police evidence records could help with your defense

No one wants to get into trouble with the law, but thousands of people get arrested and then charged with criminal offenses in Colorado every single year. Mistakes ranging from…

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Looking out for parental alienation can help you maintain healthy relationships with your children

If you have children, your divorce may be more complex than if you did not. Having kids can make things more complicated in many ways. This can be especially true…

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Post-divorce estate plan changes involve more than money

If you’re divorcing, you’ll almost certainly want to make some changes to your estate plan. It’s wise to have both estate planning and family law guidance as you do this.…

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What happens when a person appealing their conviction dies?

It’s a longstanding legal doctrine that if a person dies while they’re in the process of appealing their conviction for a crime, that conviction is vacated. The doctrine, abatement ab initio,…

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Is your spouse hiding assets?

If you’re moving toward a divorce, you may be worried that your spouse is going to try to hide assets that the two of you own together. You know that…

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How to protect your digital assets with an estate plan

Your written will likely includes details on how to distribute finances, precious belongings and other tangible assets. If you do not account for your digital assets as well, though, your…

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How do police get a search warrant, and what does it mean?

If the police show up at your door, demanding to be let inside so that they can search your home, do you have to let them in? Not necessarily. If they…

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What therapists don’t tell you about marriage therapy

Your spouse wanted to start seeing a marriage therapist to work on the difficulties in your marriage. Both of you may have seen this therapist for a few months or years since…

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Knowing when you are ready for a divorce

The situation between you and your spouse may no longer be what it was and it may not be what you want it to be anymore. The trick is knowing…

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4 types of domestic violence charges that are felonies

When considering domestic violence charges, you should consider the fundamental crime committed. A domestic violence charge is a designation added to a crime if you are or were intimately involved with the victim.…

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Do your divorce odds go down the longer you wait to get married?

You’ve likely heard that those who get married very young have higher divorce rates than those who wait. This is often stated when someone talks about getting married at 18…

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Can your child ask to live with your ex?

As you go to court to work through your divorce, you know that determining your child custody arrangement is going to be a major part of this process. You’re hopeful…

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How to help your child on custody transitions days

Children whose parents have separated or divorced will have to learn how to live life between two homes. They’ll likely look forward to spending time with each parent, but there’s…

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