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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 …

Valentine’s Day Proposal? Don’t Forget the Prenup

After a Valentine’s Day proposal, when your feelings of elation eventually subside, it is time to discuss a potentially uncomfortable topic—the prenuptial agreement. These agreements get a bad rap, but they serve as an insurance policy to strengthen a marriage. It is Never Too Early to Discuss Prenups Why begin prenuptial agreement conservations so early? The process of forming a prenuptial agreement requires couples to hold in-depth conversations about financial circumstances, expectations, and plans. Gaining …

April D. Jones featured in Colorado Biz Magazine

April D. Jones was recently featured in the Colorado Biz Magazine, where she stresses the importance of hiring the right people, providing training, and empowering the team to do their jobs. Companies should value their team members by nurturing a work-life balance. She states, “Your business is only as strong as the team operating it, and the only way your business can find the success that you hope is if you take the time to …

April D. Jones Named Top Family Law/Divorce Lawyer by 5280 Magazine

Jones Law Firm, PC is pleased to announce that Founder & CEO, April D. Jones, has been selected to the 2022 Top Lawyer list by 5280 Magazine as a Family Law/Divorce Attorney. This is the eighth annual list of top-rated attorneys released by 5280 Magazine. The list is compiled via a list of invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area who vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal specialties. Based on these …

Checklist for Divorce in Colorado

Are you contemplating divorce or are you already in the middle of divorce proceedings? Not only were the holidays a challenge, but now you’re facing a year of uncertainty. Since January is national “Get Organized” Month, we have put together this “checklist” for divorce in Colorado. List the Issues You Will Need to Resolve During a divorce, couples generally need to consider the following: How to divide assets Whether one spouse will pay support, and …

Understanding Supervised Parenting Time in Colorado

In Colorado, if a parent believes the other parent is endangering their child during parenting time they can bring a case to court asking for restriction of parenting time. (Colorado courts generally use the words “parenting time” instead of “visitation.”) Have you had a court tell you that you can only see your children if you are supervised? Are you wondering how the court can do that? Do you know what the court means by …

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody

Many people in Colorado think of “custody” as having physical control of something. However, custody also involves other types of control and authority. When it comes to custody of a child, the law divides custody into two types: physical custody and legal custody. Courts generally allocate these forms of custody separately, so it is important for parents to understand the difference. What is Legal Custody in Colorado? When a parent has legal custody, they have …

April Jones Featured In Colorado Biz Magazine

April D. Jones was recently featured in the Colorado Biz Magazine, where she offers sound advice to companies that wish to hire with diversity and inclusion in mind. Companies could profit from increased revenue and better job performance among diverse and inclusive teams. She states, “…before you can embrace diversity in your work environment, you must first take a hard look at your company’s culture. You can expect jobseekers to demand transparency. They will want …

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