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Address the emotional turmoil that comes with divorce

You might be surprised by the number of emotions that you feel when you are going through a divorce. This is especially true if you had no idea that your marriage was headed in that direction. Trying to cope with the emotional turmoil you face is likely going to be an ongoing battle because those emotions will come and go often. It will feel like a rollercoaster.

One of the most important things you can do in these cases is to address the emotional challenges head-on. Take the time to think about how you are feeling and what you can do to address those feelings. You will have to find ways that work for you.

Domestic violence can lead to serious life impacts

The intersection of domestic violence and family law is a difficult place for anyone to be. The problem that they face is that the criminal matter can have a direct impact on their family life. This is a challenge that can be hard to cope with because it can mean having to stay away from their children. It is imperative that anyone who is facing this type of accusation know what they are facing.

Many people view domestic violence as something having to do with physical abuse. This is certainly a possibility and is one of the most common forms that is handled in the court system. The bruises and injuries that come from an alleged domestic violence incident provide proof of something going on, but this doesn't necessarily mean that you were responsible for it.

Parenting plans can include various points

When you think of child custody, you might think of the transfer of the children between parents. There is so much more to these arrangements that you should think about if you are facing a divorce that involves children. The more detailed these orders, the better your children might fare because they will be able to count on consistency.

One of the things that you can set in the parenting agreement is a behavior clause. This sets specific standards for how you and your ex will interact with each other. It should be based on mutual respect and calm communication. It should also include something that forbids either parent from using the children as messengers.

What now? Your teen wants to move in with your ex

Your child means everything to you, and you cannot begin to count the sacrifices you have willingly made for him or her. If your child was young when you and your spouse divorced, you may have gone through a difficult period of adjustment. If you were fortunate, those challenges passed. On the other hand, you may still struggle to connect with your child.

Now that your child has become a teenager, you can't help noticing his or her needs and interests are changing. You may even find that you have less in common, no matter how hard you try to keep up with the latest trends. It is understandable if you feel hurt and confused because your teen has announced his or her desire to live with the other parent. You may be uncertain how to react or move forward.

Financial support payments are a big factor in a divorce

Financial support payments aren't usually one of the preferred topics for people who are going through a divorce. The fact is that these payments can have a big impact on what you have to deal with after the legal end of the marriage. We understand that most people don't want to have to continue to shell out money to an ex, but it is sometimes necessary.

When it comes to child support, the court will decide what is appropriate. You can't include terms for child support in a prenuptial agreement since the decision has to be based on what is best for the kids at the time of the court hearing. There are some external factors that will come into play and some other orders that need to be taken care of.

Adjusting retirement plans may be necessary after divorce

When a Colorado couple decides to move forward with divorce, they will have to navigate various changes in almost every area of life. One party may move out, and spouses will have to divide marital property – and that is just the start of the adjustments you may have to make after your divorce. This is especially true if you and your partner are over the age of 50. 

Divorcing later in life will likely require an adjustment to your retirement plans and other things you may have planned for your golden years. Gray divorces, which are divorces involving older spouses, are financially complex, and it is prudent to proceed through this process carefully and thoughtfully. Before you move forward, it is smart to prepare yourself for what is ahead and learn more about how you can protect your rights.

Don't fall into these negative habits in a custody situation

Child custody battles can be difficult to handle. Not only do you have to think about what is best for your children, but you also have to deal with the emotions that come with these situations. There are several ways that you might be able to make the situation easier for you and your children. Making sure that you don't fall into these habits might be beneficial.

Don't change the parenting time schedule. Not only can frequent changes cause stress for the children, but they can also show the court that you aren't really interested in actually parenting your kids. You should also make sure that you show up on time for the child exchanges. Being late can make it seem like you don't care.

A meeting with your ex and kids might benefit everyone

Parents who are going through a divorce often have to deal with children who are asking questions about what happened and what is going to happen. These aren't always easy to answer, and sometimes, there isn't an age-appropriate answer to give. One thing that might help you to cope with these is to sit down with the kids and your ex to have a discussion about what is going on.

There are a few reasons why this might be a good idea. The most important thing here is that your children get the same answers and both parents know what is said. This can create the stability that your children need to move past this change.

How to protect business interests in a Colorado divorce

Like many Colorado entrepreneurs, your company may not be able to compete toe-to-toe with a multi-million dollar corporation; however, you worked hard to bring your dream to fruition and do not want to lose what you've worked so hard to attain. If you're worried about navigating property division proceedings in divorce, there's a lot you can do ahead of time to stay updated on state laws and ensure that you'll be making well-informed decisions.

The best means for protecting your small business in divorce is signing a prenuptial agreement before marriage. Hopefully, you did that, but if not, try not to worry too much as there may still be available options for maintaining separate ownership of your business, especially if you look into postnuptial contracts before filing your divorce petition. The good news is that such contracts take effect as soon as both parties sign them.

Plan carefully if your marriage is nearing the end

Are there subtle signs that your marriage is headed for trouble? Frankly, most people know that they're headed for divorce well before they get there. If you think that your marriage is heading that way, you need to take the time to protect yourself so that you are as prepared as possible.

One thing that you might need to do before the paperwork is filed is to decide on who you will have as your lawyer. You might have one that you and your spouse use for joint family matters -- but that lawyer can't represent both parties in a divorce due to a conflict of interest. Obtaining your own lawyer helps to ensure that your interests are being fully considered and protected.

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