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What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union?

What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union? Colorado made national headlines when its civil union law took into effect in May 2013. While most same-sex couples celebrated the opportunity to finally tie the knot with their long time partners, other couples celebrated because they finally had a mechanism to get divorced from their current spouse. This is because same-sex couples who married outside of Colorado were not permitted to get divorced in...

Changing Your Relationship Status: How to Manage Social Media During Your Divorce

Changing Status on Facebook It is undeniable that social media has become an integral part of our lives, and as a result our marital status is not just indicated by a wedding band anymore. Now, many of us also broadcast our “relationship status” on the top of our Facebook profile for everyone from close friends, and acquaintances to see. While sharing your marital bliss with your e-community is a perfectly appropriate thing to do, many...

Take Everything With You in a Divorce

“I’ll Be Back Later For the Rest” Why You shouldn’t Plan on Taking Two Trips When Moving Out of Your Marital Residence Often when divorce clients meet with me they want to talk about what they believe will be the most difficult issues in their case. Generally the issues identified by the clients are maintenance, division of retirement accounts, or child custody. One issue that rarely is brought up by a client at our first...

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...

5 Money Questions You Should Ask Before Tying the Knot

Most people would agree that money is the biggest “problem” in a relationship. Besides communication and sex, money can pose a tremendous problem if you and your sweetie aren’t on the same page. You don’t necessarily have to have the exact same beliefs about money to have a harmonious relationship, but you should definitely discuss your individual money beliefs BEFORE getting married. You probably have a good feel for how your significant other handles their...

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...

Keeping the Spark in Your Relationship

Do you ever wish your significant other would still bring you flowers, call just to say “I love you”, or send a thoughtful text message during the day? I for one am a huge fan of keeping romance alive in a relationship. When I get a text in the middle of the day that says “hi, thinking of you, I love you” it puts a smile on my face without a doubt. Some of my...

What Does Your Gut Say?

The saying has been thrown around many times when faced with a tough decision, “trust your gut.” This couldn’t be more true when it comes to the BIG question, “should we get married?” It’s interesting to note that a study was done on this so called “gut feeling.” A researcher, James K. McNulty, a professor of psychology conducted a study with newlyweds and their feelings about their relationship. McNulty found that the subconscious gut feeling...

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...

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...

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