How to Plan for Your Child’s College During a Divorce

A divorce can be a very challenging time, especially if you have one or more children. A divorce can very quickly lead to feelings of failure not just of the marriage between you and your spouse, but letting down the children. And, in a lot of marriages the parents have either stated their intentions to […]

August 14, 2018|Child Support, Divorce, Divorce Planning|

Mesa County DHS & Nonprofit to Recruit More Foster Families

The notion of a foster home should conjure up thoughts of safety, stability, a secure environment and many other more positive attributes. Unfortunately, a family of an 11-month-old girl who was taken out of a “safe foster home” and placed in a home where a woman with a “child abuse” background killed the little girl […]

June 14, 2018|Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Foster Care|

High Profile Atheist Set to Divorce Third Wife

It’s hard for a divorce to be private when it includes high-profile celebrities, speakers and authors. You could definitely put best-selling author and well-known atheist Richard Dawkins into that category. Apparently, he’s untethering from his third wife, Lalla Ward, who he’s been married to for the past 24 years.

“Our marriage, like everyone’s, is a private […]

May 2, 2018|Divorce, Divorce Planning, Family Law|

How Will Brangelina Split $500M Fortune & Kids’ Custody?

Perhaps the most power Hollywood married couple of an era is calling it quits after being married for only two years. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made it official when reports that Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in Los Angeles court on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.1 The couple married on August 28, […]

Tips for Reducing the Stress of Divorce

It was a little over a year ago, but the City of Denver was momentarily in “lock-down mode” after a husband stalked his estranged wife to her downtown workplace and gunned her down in cold blood. The woman, a former Buena Vista mayor, had recently filed for divorce. After shooting his wife, the man took […]

September 29, 2017|Divorce, Family Law|

5 Common Mistakes to Not Make in a Divorce

Most of us have heard the old story about a friend or relative saying they’ve been taken to the cleaners by their ex-spouse after a divorce. Well, it doesn’t matter if you have a financial advisor and divorce amicably through a negotiated settlement and terms, or it goes through court. There’s still plenty of common […]

September 29, 2017|Divorce, Divorce Planning|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Established in October 1981, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October is a national campaign commemorating the victims of domestic violence while focusing on educating the public about domestic violence issues. The three main goals of DVAM are to:

Remember and mourn the passing of those who died as a result of domestic violence
Celebrate the lives of domestic violence […]

September 30, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Planning, Domestic Violence, Family Law|

Should I Create or Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Whether or not you should draft or sign a prenuptial agreement (prenups) depends on your situation, your  needs and your goals for a marriage.

In general, prenups can offer a range of benefits – and not just for those who are extremely wealthy. Below highlights some of the various advantages prenups can provide.
Benefits of Prenups: Who […]

Managing Money in Divorce (or a Legal Separation): FAQs

Legally separating from a spouse – or preparing to file for divorce – can be as emotionally chaotic as it may be financially stressful. While there may be a number of things you can do to overcome the emotional stress of divorce, the following provides some helpful answers about what can be done to minimize financial […]

July 27, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Divorce Planning, Legal Separation|

Divorce & Kids: How Divorce Effects Children

Divorce can be difficult on everyone involved, especially children who may not understand what is happening and/or who may blame themselves for the dramatic changes happening in their family unit.

If you are preparing to file for divorce and children are involved, understanding what possible impacts the divorce may have on your children can be the […]

March 30, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Family Law|