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Divorcing a Narcissist? How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

When you finally realize your most reliable partner is a narcissist inflicting emotional abuse on you and your children, how do you escape safely? Divorcing a narcissist isn’t always easy, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Colorado divorce attorney April D. Jones and the senior attorneys at Jones Law Firm, P.C., describe the path from identifying your spouse as a narcissist to finding the right divorce attorney to represent you in your …

Are You Entitled to Spousal Support in Colorado?

In Colorado, courts refer to alimony or spousal support as “spousal maintenance” (or just simply “maintenance”). Courts may award maintenance on a permanent or temporary basis, depending on the circumstances. However, a spouse is not automatically entitled to maintenance, so the court must generally evaluate the situation before deciding whether to award alimony and the amount and duration of payments.  Support may be provided temporarily during the divorce process. A court may also award rehabilitative …

Secure Your Future with a Prenuptial Agreement

Although prenuptial agreements may not seem like the most romantic aspect of marriage preparation, they can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a secure financial and emotional future. The process of creating a prenuptial agreement helps couples understand their expectations and can strengthen the bond between them. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement, working with an experienced Denver family attorney is a good idea. Our team at Jones Law Firm, PC can make …

April Jones Receives The Best Lawyers in America Recognition

Longtime Denver attorney April D. Jones is honored to have received recognition of her professional excellence in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in the area of family law. No more than six percent of private practice attorneys in the U.S. are provided this distinctive honor each year. Selected lawyers must receive peer nominations from other attorneys who were previously named to the Best Lawyers list. When selecting recipients, …

Living Together When Divorcing in Colorado

Many divorcing couples in Colorado may choose to live in the same household during the divorce process. Whether for co-parenting, asset division, or saving money, each couple has their own reasons for living together when divorcing. If you and your spouse need to remain in the same Colorado home and you would like legal advice about the situation, call our team at Jones Law Firm, PC, at 303-799-8155 for a consultation. Why Would a Divorcing …

What Unique Challenges Do LGBTQIA+ Couples Face During Divorce?

LGBTQIA+ couples who are divorcing face added challenges that are not an issue for most heterosexual couples. It is essential to ensure that your divorce attorney understands how to address these issues to protect your interests now and in the future.  Property Division Can Be Unusually Complex  The process of dividing up the property between two people who have lived together is never easy, but it is particularly challenging for couples in the LGBTQIA+ community. …

Facing a Gray Divorce? Here’s How We Can Help

The fastest-growing demographic in a divorce involves couples over 50, often referred to as “gray divorce.” Because these couples contend with different issues than couples divorcing at a younger age, dedicated family lawyers, financial advisors, and other professionals work to ensure that clients in a gray divorce situation address the unique challenges and emerge ready to face their future with confidence. Why is Gray Divorce Different? Gray divorce involves a couple separating at an older …

What Does a Parenting Plan Look Like in Colorado?

Designing and implementing a parenting and visitation schedule is understandably a touchy subject. The parenting plan can be emotional because it may limit the time a parent spends with a child. The ability to visit and spend time with children is of the utmost importance to parents. An idea of typical parenting time schedules in Colorado can help you create one of your own. What is Parenting Time? Parenting time describes the visitation periods a …

Filing Taxes During and After Divorce in Colorado

Divorce is a stressful and confusing time that brings many changes into your life. One of those changes involves filing taxes. The options available to you during your divorce are slightly different from those available after your divorce, and it is necessary to make the distinction. A marriage is a financial contract with monetary implications. A divorce seeks to dissolve that financial contract and comes with changes. There is information to keep in mind during …

Black History is More Than a Month

In a recent article in the Colorado Biz Magazine, April D. Jones shares ideas on extending Black History Month beyond February. She encourages recognizing black leaders on the corporate board, participating in mentorship programs, and diversifying vendor pools to support black-owned businesses. She states, “While these changes can’t and won’t happen overnight, the fact that you are working towards them shows that you care about diversity and Black History throughout all 12 months of the …

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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit), and Stuart Wallace in Illinois.