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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 fighting over everything to being civil and “doing what was best for the kids”. You may want to take notes as you read this! Divorce is never fun and can be downright heartbreaking when there are children in the …

Top 10 Cities for Divorce in America

The Huffington Post & the Daily Beast did a survey to find out divorce rates across American cities. You’ll be surprised to find out 2 out of the 10 cities are in Colorado. However, it was more shocking to me to see that 4 out of the 10 cities were all in Florida. Panama City, FL Sierra Vista, AZ Charleston, WV Medford, OR Reno, NV Daytona, FL Pueblo, CO Palm Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL Grand Junction, …

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 divorce or are trying to make up for the time that they spend away from the child now that their time is split with the other parent. My nieces, who I dearly love, are children of a divorce and in my opinion they …

Will My Ex’s Affair Give Me The Upper Hand In My Divorce?

It is not uncommon for an extramarital affair to lead to a divorce. As a result every so often a scorned spouse will come into my office with the hope that their spouse’s infidelity will give them advantage in their divorce case. Sometimes a client thinks that the Court will be more likely to give them more parenting time with their kids, other clients assume they will be able to walk away from the marriage …

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 (David Schorr) has his son every other weekend and each Tuesday night for dinner. What David was not expecting from what he believed was a good parenting move, was potentially less court awarded time with his son. David picked up …

Colorado Man Throws Away $500,000.00 in Marital Property

Colorado man throws away $500,000.00 in gold to prevent wife of 25 years from receiving the property in their divorce Earl Ray Jones, a fifty-two year old Teller County resident told his wife’s attorney in a deposition recently that he converted the parties’$500,000.00 in retirement and investment accounts into gold bars and coins and then tossed the gold into a dumpster behind the weekly-rate hotel he was staying in. Apparently, Mr. Jones was so angry …

The Marriage Hack

I recently watched a Ted talk by Eli Finkel entitled “The Marriage Hack”. I wanted to share my summary and hope that it will spark interest for you to watch the video. I must note upfront that this is NOT just for marriages. This is a “life hack” that can be applied to any type of conflict in your life. Who are your confidants? The study shows that the number of close people you once …

Second Chances: Giving Your Ex a Second Shot While Your Divorce is Pending

Second Chances: Giving your ex a second shot while your divorce is pending From time to time I will have a client call me a say something like: “John and I were talking last night and we want to work on things and try to save our marriage, is that stupid?” And my answer typically is something like: “That is not stupid, that is great news!” In my experience, this is not an unusual situation. …

Clint Eastwood Separates From Wife After 17 Years

Clint Eastwood Separates From Wife After 17 Years Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have separated after 17 years of marriage. Initially Dina wanted to set Eastwood up with her mother, but after a second encounter the two shared, they were smitten with one another. In their 17 years they had one child, a daughter who is now 16. The two remain friends, which is a breath of fresh air from the overly dramatic celebrity …

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce Don’t spend a fortune on a fairytale wedding if you want your marriage to have a fairytale ending. Couples that overspend on their wedding day are headed for a divorce, according to a leading family lawyer. The head of family law at Slater and Gordon, Amanda McAlister, says eighty percent of couples who divorce within five years say spending too much on the wedding was one of the …

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