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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 …

One Reason to Have an Attorney Look over your Divorce Separation Agreement

Nothing makes our office happier than to learn that two parties were able to resolve their divorce on their own without the help of attorneys, mediators, or the court. However, sometimes parties are so amicable that they sign an agreement written by themselves that fails to address all the issues in their divorce. This unfortunately can lead to a messy trial years after their divorce was finalized, resulting in both parties unhappy and incurring unnecessary …

Single Heading Into the New Year?

If you’re single this new year, here are some tips to help you have fun and move on not just get you through! Host a singles only party. This is a great way to connect with other singles and cultivate great friendships. Or even begin a new romantic relationship! Get rid of it! The past is the past, if you’re still holding onto that ex, or the stuffed animal he got you….box it up and …

How to Speed Up my Douglas County Divorce

Our office spends a lot of time representing our clients in Douglas County. Although we love working with our clients in Douglas County’s domestic relations court, we have been shocked at how long it takes to get a final hearing date for our clients. As a family law advocate I understand how important it is for my clients to resolve their disputes quickly so that they can get on with their life. However, when a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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