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Tips to Overcoming a Rocky Relationship with Your In-Laws

Whether you like it or not, when you get married you not only gain a spouse, you gain a whole new extended family. In some marriages your new extended family is a blessing, and in other relationships they’re an ongoing burden. The good news is if you’re faced with controlling or challenging in-laws, there are strategies to make interactions with your in-laws smoother, and at times even pleasant. Don’t take the same position, expecting different...

Divorce Anesthesia

There are two sides to every coin, and I will bet that just about everyone has been on both sides of this situation. In an article from The Huffington Post, writer Micki McWade discusses the different emotions between the spouse that leaves the marriage and the spouse that is left. Whether you are married or not, you have had relationships before and chances are you were in both of these shoes at one point. The...

Holiday Time Apart

Just met someone new before the holidays? You may not yet be at the point of meeting the parents or ready yourself to take your new someone home. If this is the case here are a few tips to help get you through your time apart. Talk about how much you two would like to communicate while you’re apart. You have to realize that the two of you may become very busy with various activities. So...

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...

Brownie Points: An App for Your Relationship

Ever heard of the term, “There’s an app for that”? Well it would seem there’s an app for everything these days. The newest and somewhat wacky app is called “Brownie Points”. This app is directed towards relationships in the hopes of the couples fulfilling each others needs. Initially I thought this may be a bad thing and get couples fighting more than anything. However in the retrospect of what the app does (helps meet expectations...

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...

Common Law Marriage in Denver

Common Law Marriage A couple does not have to have lived together for at any length of time in order to be considered common law married. Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is no time frame that qualifies a couple as husband and wife. Here is the biggest, most important factor: Heterosexual couples who hold themselves out to the public as being married—are married. So if you call him your husband to your family and others...

How Long Does it Take to Fall in Love?

How Long Does it Take to Fall in Love? A recent study using the measurement of our modern day i.e. (twitter, Facebook, texting etc) brought surprising results. “Back in the day” things didn’t happen so quickly and certainly weren’t as easy. If a man wanted to take a woman out that he was interested in, he would court her. This is a word seldom used in today’s fast paced texting, tweeting, snapchatting world. Today if...

Biggest Loser Contestants File for Divorce

Biggest Loser Contestants File for Divorce Biggest Loser contestants Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson are in the process of getting divorced only two months from the due date of the birth of their first child. Their announcement has a lot of their fans wondering “what the heck?: If a source close to the situation is to be believed, the reason is not a good one. Thirty-three-year-old Stephanie felt the couple was not connecting and sought...

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