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Valentine’s Day Proposal? Don’t Forget the Prenup

After a Valentine’s Day proposal, when your feelings of elation eventually subside, it is time to discuss a potentially uncomfortable topic—the prenuptial agreement. These agreements get a bad rap, but they serve as an insurance policy to strengthen a marriage. It is Never Too Early to Discuss Prenups Why begin prenuptial agreement conservations so early? The process of forming a prenuptial agreement requires couples to hold in-depth conversations about financial circumstances, expectations, and plans. Gaining …

April D. Jones featured in Colorado Biz Magazine

April D. Jones was recently featured in the Colorado Biz Magazine, where she stresses the importance of hiring the right people, providing training, and empowering the team to do their jobs. Companies should value their team members by nurturing a work-life balance. She states, “Your business is only as strong as the team operating it, and the only way your business can find the success that you hope is if you take the time to …

April D. Jones Named Top Family Law/Divorce Lawyer by 5280 Magazine

Jones Law Firm, PC is pleased to announce that Founder & CEO, April D. Jones, has been selected to the 2022 Top Lawyer list by 5280 Magazine as a Family Law/Divorce Attorney.  This is the eighth annual list of top-rated attorneys released by 5280 Magazine. The list is compiled via a list of invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area who vote for the peers they respect most in 50 legal specialties. Based on these …

Checklist for Divorce in Colorado

Are you contemplating divorce or are you already in the middle of divorce proceedings? Not only were the holidays a challenge, but now you’re facing a year of uncertainty. Since January is national “Get Organized” Month, we have put together this “checklist” for divorce in Colorado. List the Issues You Will Need to Resolve During a divorce, couples generally need to consider the following: How to divide assets Whether one spouse will pay support, and …

Understanding Supervised Parenting Time in Colorado

In Colorado, if a parent believes the other parent is endangering their child during parenting time they can bring a case to court asking for restriction of parenting time. (Colorado courts generally use the words “parenting time” instead of “visitation.”) Have you had a court tell you that you can only see your children if you are supervised? Are you wondering how the court can do that? Do you know what the court means by …

Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody

Many people in Colorado think of “custody” as having physical control of something. However, custody also involves other types of control and authority. When it comes to custody of a child, the law divides custody into two types: physical custody and legal custody. Courts generally allocate these forms of custody separately, so it is important for parents to understand the difference. What is Legal Custody in Colorado? When a parent has legal custody, they have …

10 Tips to Prepare for a Divorce in Colorado

A divorce is a major decision that affects the entire family. Once the decision is made, the right preparations can save heartache, time, energy, and money. It is an emotional time with an uncertain outcome, but you can take several steps to help get ready for divorce in Colorado. 1) Seek Advice: You should not isolate yourself during a divorce. Instead, seek advice from someone with experience. A family lawyer can help navigate the process …

April Jones Featured In Colorado Biz Magazine

April D. Jones was recently featured in the Colorado Biz Magazine, where she offers sound advice to companies that wish to hire with diversity and inclusion in mind. Companies could profit from increased revenue and better job performance among diverse and inclusive teams.  She states, “…before you can embrace diversity in your work environment, you must first take a hard look at your company’s culture. You can expect jobseekers to demand transparency. They will want …

Grandparent Visitation with a Child

When the topic of family law comes up, one often overlooked area is the right for grandparents to have visitation with their grandchildren. In Colorado, every grandfather or grandmother has a right to reasonable visitation with their grandchildren due to the value our country places on a close family bond. Usually, it is up to a parent to decide who can and cannot spend time with a child, however, close family members, such as grandparents, …

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

While some people may use the two terms interchangeably, legal separation and divorce are two very different things under the law. If you and your spouse wish to go your separate ways, understanding the differences between divorce and separation can simplify the complex legal process and help you choose the right option for your needs. What Is a Legal Separation? Legal separation is where spouses live separately and have their own assets but remain legally …

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