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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 difficult to make changes. It is especially difficult when you aren’t familiar with the law that governs your current parenting situation or aware of how involving the court may drastically improve your situation. You likely aren’t aware of the nightmare scenarios...

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 because the constant arguing has become unbearable, emotions can run high, and living under one roof may seem impossible. This question of moving cannot be taken lightly, especially if you’re thinking about moving out and leaving your kids behind. That...

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 are already worn down by their initial custody dispute. And they feel like they have no hope in ever achieving a stable parenting time schedule with their ex. The good news is that the hardest part is already over. The court has already determined that parenting...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 own. Some have been around for a long time and some are new and ever-changing. Significant life changes, such as divorce happen to us all. Here is a list of some groups now meeting to share experiences and help with this...

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 first 10 years of marriage continue to be the delicate period for most Australian couples, but the latest information points to the new “20-year itch.” The institute’s director Alan Hayes says couples are staying together until the kids leave home. The number of...

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 working with all three for years and one of the Judges recommended three websites for parents and professionals dealing with parenting time issues. We thought we should pass them along to you here they are: uptoparents.org (for divorcing parents); proudtoparent.org (for parents...

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