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Is Lying to Your Spouse OK?

Everyone knows that the basic foundation of every relationship is honesty and trust. Being truthful helps build trust which is something that is slowly earned and easily broken. When the foundation of a relationship is built on lies, typically those relationships don’t last long because the truth has a tendency to come out and make itself known. So is it always that black and white? What about the little white lies that we tell now...

Is Hugging Essential for a Healthy Relationship?

Want to learn a way check the health and strength of your relationship? One way of measuring the shape of your relationship is looking to see if your physical affection has diminished or gone downhill. When we say this we are not referring to alone time in the bedroom, but rather what little things you do on a daily basis. Simple acts of physical touch like kissing, holding hands, hugging and putting your arm around...

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. As a father it can be tough to talk about those uncomfortable subjects such as “the birds and the bees,” but it can sometimes be just as difficult for a mother. When speaking to your teenage daughter on the topic...

Know the Lingo: Common Acronyms in Colorado Family Law Cases

Throughout the course of your family law case, you will most likely hear quite a few acronyms thrown around by attorneys and the Court. I have compiled a list of the most common acronyms below. ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution. This is a general term for methods of resolving cases outside of the courtroom. There are several types of ADR, for example mediation, arbitration and settlement conference are all considered ADR. QDRO: Qualified Domestic Relations Order....

Tax Credits and Children

Parents need to be aware of the various child dependent exemptions and credits that are available to them on their tax returns and how they might be affected by a parenting plan or divorce (separation) agreement. We all know the value of the child dependency exemption. Do not assume that the parent with the child the majority of the time gets the dependency exemption. That is not true in Colorado. Taxes are about money and...

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 on you and your siblings, and how much you just wanted to be there for them and yet felt as if there was no way you could. You remember they never hired a lawyer to help them, and the process of all...

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 learned that they both wanted children. Theirs was not a romantic relationship. They had dated in years past, but it never got to that level of intimacy. But through the wonders of modern technology, a baby was still possible. They entered into...

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 versa) that already has a child, that man may decide to officially adopt his step child, taking on all the rights and responsibilities it encompasses. Though typically an uncomplicated process, the step parent adoption does...

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