Blog Posts in 2012

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Learn More About Jones Law Firm!

Perhaps as a child you remember your parents going through a divorce, the tension was always strong in the house, especially when they couldn't come to an agreement. You remember how hard it was ...
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Hiding Assets During A Divorce: Never The Right Strategy

A survey conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that approximately one third of U.S. couples with combined assets were dishonest about money. This includes lying about debt ...
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Divorced From Health Insurance

The financial effects of divorce start to add up quickly. All of a sudden the one income has to cover the expenses that used to be split between two. This includes housing, utilities, food, and ...
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Whose Babies Are They?

The latest chapter in Cindy Close’s life read like a script from a made-for-TV movie. Cindy and Marvin McMurrey III met and became friends in 2005. During the course of their friendship, they ...
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Who Gets Custody Of Rover?

People who have never had pets may not truly get how deeply pet lovers love their pets. These pets are members of the family. Their toys take over the living room as much as a child’s toys do. ...
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What is Step Parent Adoption?

When two people decide to get married, they make a commitment to love each other and begin a new life as a family. The same is true in a step parent adoption. When a man marries a woman (or vice ...
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Teenagers & Their Parents' Divorce

The teenage years are awkward all by themselves. Dealing with physical changes and changes in friendships. First dates and first pimples. Peer pressure and parental pressure. It’s a very ...
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How Not To Tell An Ex About Getting Remarried

After a divorce, some couples choose to keep their distance as much as possible. Others, often for the sake of the kids, must remain in regular contact. And as life goes on, it’s almost ...
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Disabled Parents Face Child Custody Challenges

It is human nature to be biased against what is not comprehended. People have made some poor choices in life just because they knew little or nothing about the alternative. It is from this mindset ...
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Facebook, Twitter, and Your Divorce

As much as we all love our Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts, we sometimes forget that over-sharing on these public forums can have significant and negative consequences, not only ...
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Calculating Support When One Parent Has No Income

First know that both parents are legally responsible for supporting the kiddos—not just the parent who pays support. With a few exceptions, if one parent does not have income, the Court will ...
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A Plan To Help Our U.S. Military Fight For Child Custody

Brave men and women have devoted their life to serving our country in the U.S. military. They are deployed to stations all over the world for months at a time, leaving behind those they love most. The ...
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Child Support Basics For The Single Parent

A child needs more than just financial support from both of his parents. He needs to feel loved, nurtured, and secure. He needs quality time and encouragement. But let’s face it. He also needs ...
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Give Yourself A Gift: Avoid A Holiday Custody Battle

Nothing brings out a sense of family like the holidays. People travel to be together and enjoy lots of delicious food. Good times. It can also be a time of great frustration if custody arrangements ...
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Judge Rules Halle Berry's Daughter To Stay In USA

On Friday, November 9, a judge ruled against Halle Berry moving four-year-old Nahla to France with fiancé Olivier Martinez. This was a great victory for ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and the ...
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Planning For Your Financial Future Long After The Divorce Is Final

With the current state of the economy, the old adage "It’s cheaper to keep’er" has never been more true. But sometimes a divorce is unavoidable. If this is the case, the couple ...
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Will You Get Divorced Because Your Parents Did?

It is fairly well-known that half of marriages end in divorce. Of course this doesn’t mean that every marriage will end in divorce, but you probably know someone whose has. Maybe it was someone ...
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More Than $100 Billion Owed In Unpaid Child Support

The cost of raising kids is ever-growing - beyond the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter. What about doctor visits and field trips and eyeglasses and band instruments and…? The ...
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Gray Divorce: The Growing Trend

No one was really shocked when Kim Kardashian filed for divorce. It was far more surprising to find out that Rhea Pearlman and Danny DeVito called it quits after 30 years of marriage or that Tim ...
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Ariel Winter's Mom Will Fight For Her Daughter

Over a month has passed since "Modern Family" star, Ariel Winter, was removed from her mother’s custody due to claims of physical and mental abuse. Ariel’s mother, Chrisoula ...
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Your Divorce Attorney: Your Greatest Defense Against Common Mistakes

By the time a couple arrives at the point where the next logical step is divorce, it is understandable that at least one of you would like to get through the process as quickly as possible. But unlike ...
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Schwarzenegger 'Recalls' His Affair As A Big Mistake

Mistakes happen. True, nobody is perfect. But some mistakes can have a lasting effect on a marriage. A momentary lapse in judgment could even lead to separation, which could in turn lead to divorce. ...
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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Struggle In Pursuit Of A Settlement

Some divorce proceedings are over quickly. Others can take a while to settle. No real surprise there. But then there are those that take long and drawn out to another level. Such is the case with ...
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Wisdom From The Bleachers* Blog Series 1 of 8

I am sitting in the bleachers of a high school football game. It's a gorgeous Colorado Saturday and I am surrounded by parents cheering sons onward. As a family law attorney I cant help but notice ...
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Kids Grow Older, Schedules and Lives Evolve

After the court has made final orders as to parenting time, the facts and circumstances of the lives of the parties and children continue to change. Oftentimes parties outgrow a custody order because ...
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