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If it Ain't Broke, You Should Still Fix It: Why Custody Orders are Important

There are many situations in which a parent may be reluctant to avail himself or herself of the civil court process for orders involving parenting time. When things are going well, it is often ...
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Will Moving Out Impact Child Custody?

When a married couple decides to divorce, one of the first questions will be, “Should one of us move out of the family home?” If the marriage has broken down due to a recent affair, or ...
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How to Enforce Your Court Ordered Parenting Time in Colorado

Unfortunately many client's walk into our office upset because their co-parent is refusing to let them exercise their Court ordered parenting time. Even more discouraging, many of these clients ...
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How to Have "The Talk" With Your Daughter: 5 Helpful Tips for Dads

Are you a single parent? Do you have a daughter? If so you understand how difficult it can be to relate to your daughter during her adolescence. Some subjects can be very embarrassing and sensitive. ...
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Taking the High Road

This message comes from a previous client of the Jones Law Firm. She recently emailed us an update of her and her now ex-husbands relationship. She gives a first hand look at how they went from ...
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Spoiled?

More and more I see children of divorce being spoiled with lavish gifts and expensive outings or vacations from both parents. Perhaps the parents feel guilty for putting their child through the ...
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Unfit for Parenting?

This story comes out of New York, New York, and presents a very slippery slope situation. The backdrop to the story is an ongoing case for divorce between David Schorr and Barbi Schorr. The father ...
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Meetup Groups at meetup.com for Divorce and Parenting Support

Meetup Groups at meetup.com for Divorce and Parenting Support If you're not familiar with meetup.com, this is a place to find friends you have not yet met with interests and needs similar to your ...
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Divorces Increase After Children Leave the Home

The Institute of Family Studies in Australia has discovered the risk of divorcing after the children leave the home has doubled in a generation. That's usually after 20 years of marriage. The ...
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Parenting and Its Impact on the Children You Love

Parenting and Its Impact on the Children You Love We recently met with two Judges and a Magistrate in Douglas County. They preside over Family Law issues in Colorado. Jones Law Firm, PC has been ...
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How to Tell Your Kids You're Getting a Divorce

Keep it about the kids - NEVER discuss adult issues with your children. No matter what is going on between Mom and Dad, they only need to know about the issues that will impact them. This includes ...
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Good News for the Psychological Parent

A recent decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals is good news for those seeking parental responsibilities. In re the Parental Responsibilities of M.W. the Court found that a psychological parent ...
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Co-Parenting

For divorced or separated parents trying to communicate with the other parent, share information, create a schedule for exchanges and school activities can be fraught with conflict. A website where ...
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Can My Kids Testify in My Custody Case?

I am often asked by my clients if their children can testify in their divorce case. This is turn results in a lengthy answer. It often hinges on the age of the child, and the nature of what the child ...
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Can You Get High? Custody & Marijuana

Can you get high? Your custody case and marijuana: The short answer is yes, you can get high and still be granted parenting time with your kids. But just because it is legal, does not mean a high ...
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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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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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Do You Need a Parenting Coordinator?

By Jenny McDonald, Jones Law Firm, P.C. WHAT IS A PARENTING COORDINATOR? A parenting coordinator provides intervention and assistance to parties in high-conflict divorce and parental responsibility ...
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