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When a legal issue arises in your family, the best way you can protect yourself and the ones you love is by consulting a family law attorney who understands how to help you.

Be on the lookout for hidden assets in your pending divorce

There are a lot of considerations when you believe divorce is likely for your marriage. For example, you need to consider how the divorce could impact your children, if you have any. If you and your spouse signed a prenuptial agreement, review the contract before you decide to file. You're also going to want to make copies of critical financial documents for your own records. However, it's important to realize that your spouse may also be taking steps to prepare for divorce.

Is co-parenting right for your child custody case?

Your children have probably become accustomed to having both parents at home rearing them. When you find out that a divorce is in the cards, you and your ex will need to work together to come up with a child custody agreement that puts your children first. There are many ways that you can set this up, so you need to think carefully about each one before you make a decision.

New tax law may affect your spousal support negotiation

For years, taxpayers who pay spousal support could obtain significant relief come tax season by claiming support payments as deductions on their tax returns. This deduction served as one of the factors that spouses consider when negotiating fair spousal support terms, but not any longer. With the passage of the new tax law overhaul, congress did away with this deduction altogether and also changed how each party accounts for these payments on one's respective returns.

My ex-spouse took my child to another state: What should I do?

In most Colorado child custody orders, an ex-spouse or the other parent of the child will not have the right to take the child over state lines without express permission from the other parent. This especially relates to a parent's desire to physically relocate to another state with his or her child without the permission of the other parent.

3 ways to help yourself get through divorce

Divorces are painful. Whether it's a short-term aggravation or a heartbreaking loss to you, your divorce has a way of getting under your skin. It's important to know how to handle the end of your marriage while remaining dignified, so you can get through the divorce while taking care of your mind and body.

The right advice makes a difference when you're a divorced parent

As a divorced parent in Colorado, it's important that you have the right knowledge to make this situation as comfortable as possible for your child. Children rebound well when they're met with a challenge, but the way you act around your child can make a difference.

Special considerations for 'gray divorces' in Fort Collins

Throughout the United States, the rate of so-called "gray divorces," or divorces of those past retirement age, has been on the rise. In fact, while divorces are less common now than they were in decades past, the number of gray divorces has doubled since 1990. Cultural changes, such as the ease of obtaining a divorce and the lessening of social stigma, may contribute to this increase.

My teen is seeking emancipation: What’s that?

Imagine you're sitting at the dinner table with your 16-year-old daughter. She's telling you that she wants to get a nose piercing, and a tattoo of a dragon that covers the entire back of her body. You tell her that she can't have the piercing or the tattoo, under no circumstances, but she resists.

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