Common Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

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no Comment.    Apr 17, 2018 | 10:55 am


It’s going to be stressful for you and your partner when you end the marriage. Divorce lawyers understand how challenging a divorce can be and will do their best to offer the guidance needed to get through the process as easily as they can. Divorce attorneys want to guide and counsel you on how you can avoid common mistakes people make during this time. When you don't go with legal representation, these common mistakes can build animosity and negatively impact the process. This article will explain how to avoid these issues: Being Too Emotional Even though undergoing a divorce is an emotional occasion, the best thing to do includes staying calm and cooperating throughout the court proceedings. As emotions begin taking over negotiations, it’s difficult to make decisions which are going to be of benefit later on. Using rage as a weapon against your partner is also counterproductive and just…

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Signs Your Child Is Struggling with Your Divorce

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no Comment.    Apr 09, 2018 | 10:51 am


Tips from the Experts in Family Law Unless it is apparent to children that their parents are better off separated, most don’t want their parents to divorce. As caught up in a stressful divorce, children are inclined to be neglected as parents struggle with the grief which derives from a failed marriage. Children tend to keep things to themselves. In this piece, we will explain different signs to look for in behavior and activity, allowing the parents to know if additional care/concern is necessary. Constant Outbursts If you see your youngster pounding the floor while walking, slamming doors, or throwing things around, those are all signs of built-up aggression. In these types of instances, parents ought to speak with their children’s friends and teachers to discover if they, as well, see a behavior change. Self-Harm Initially, self-harm was considered an epidemic among tweens and teens; however, experts have discovered that…

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Planning Extracurricular Activities for your Children

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no Comment.    Mar 29, 2018 | 8:31 pm


Post-divorce, you’re in a tricky spot when it comes to planning just about anything. We’ve outlined the key tips to keep in mind when trying to plan extracurricular activities for your children, in the best efforts to not impede upon your ex-spouse’s schedule, while listening to your children and what they want.   Discuss Scheduling   If your child is hellbent on a specific activity, the last thing you want to do is deny them that activity based on schedule availability. Remember that they’re enduring the stresses of their parents splitting up, and these activities may be an excellent outlet for them to channel frustration or depression. These activities matter to them, so discuss scheduling with your ex-spouse, and even if a solution cannot be met, try your best to rearrange your schedule to grant this activity to your child. Even if you’re the one picking your children up and…

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Moving on from an Abusive Spouse

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no Comment.    Mar 19, 2018 | 8:31 pm


After enduring physical and/or psychological abuse, every task in front of you is harder than it should be. Divorce law is always in favor of those who have been abused, especially in Centennial, CO. We’ve outlined a few tips and helpful guidelines to help with recovering after abuse. Group Therapy Sessions Healing is difficult when you harbor everything inside. While one-on-one therapy doesn’t work for everyone, group therapy sessions allow you to communicate with other survivors in a safe space. It’s difficult to open up to someone, like a therapist, who hasn’t been in the same situation. You’re afraid of being judged, but with a group therapy session, everyone has been through their own strain of the same core issue: spousal abuse. Asking for Help Certain factors may change now that you’ve exited an abusive relationship, such as financial hardships or a feeling of inadequacy. Having a safe shoulder to…

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Great Spring Break Trips for your Kids

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no Comment.    Mar 13, 2018 | 12:22 pm


Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy family activities. Planning day trips or vacations after a divorce can be tricky. Understanding your rights based on the divorce and family law, as well as keeping open communication, will avoid every potential problem, and allow you to enjoy your time with your children. Snowboarding at Crested Butte If you’re planning on staying in Colorado this spring, Crested Butte has the conditions are excellent, with the perfect family environment to upkeep the fun, and stave off stress. If funding is an issue, you can check out their current deals to save some money, and find the perfect solution for you and your children to enjoy your spring break. River Rafting This one may be dependent on their age range, but rafting along the Colorado River in Utah is the vacation that they won’t soon forget. Enjoy…

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Great Colorado Getaways for Your Kids

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no Comment.    Feb 26, 2018 | 9:48 am


Divorce can alleviate stress, but it brings on an entirely different set of issues to get through. The main problem resides in keeping the family happy, positive, and communicative throughout the entire process. Divorce doesn’t have to be a negative event in your family’s life; children require a calm environment, free from animosity and resentment. Divorce is better than staying together for the kids.   It’s time to start your Colorado vacation planning. We have a few places your children are sure to love, and a few divorce tips on how to remain civil and calm with your spouse during vacations or day trips that don’t include them.   Aurora Reservoir   Boating begins in mid-March of 2018, allowing you to take the kids out on a unique bonding experience. Keep the screens at home, and take this opportunity to explore their feelings on how everything is going with their…

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The Importance of Divorce Planning

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no Comment.    Feb 15, 2018 | 10:46 am


While divorce is absolutely a solution for couples, it doesn’t come as a cure-all. There are logistics to go over, and plans to create. You have a lot to consider from legal counsel, to the practicality of splitting up items and figuring out finances.   Communication is Key   Everything in life requires clear communication, especially when you’re going through a major life change. Communicating with your children and with your current spouse are both extremely important. You wouldn’t want to be taken on a trip without knowing the destination - the same applies to the uncertainty the rest of your family is surely feeling during this time.   Creating an Action Plan   Regardless of how everything has gone in your home and family leading up to this critical decision, it’s going to be smooth sailing from here on out. Scheduling a family meeting to capitalize on communication, while…

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Tax Preparation After a Divorce

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no Comment.    Feb 06, 2018 | 12:44 pm


One of those difficult dealings post-divorce comes in the form of taxes. We despise taxes all year long, but when it comes time to file them, we’re usually equipped to carry out the task. When you get into the laws and protocol surrounding tax filing post-divorce, it gets a little dizzying. Here’s a breakdown of tax prep advice from your Centennial divorce attorney office.   We’re in the process of divorce, but not divorced yet; do I have to file jointly?   If you’re in the process of divorce, but are still legally together at the end of the year, then you will still file jointly. Many divorcees make the mistake of filing alone, which may delay or disrupt your tax return.   I paid for medical expenses for our child, but I don’t have full custody   Even if you do not possess full custody of your child, and…

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Divorce Tips: Talking to Your Kids About Divorce

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no Comment.    Jan 25, 2018 | 9:36 am


Opening up the discussion on divorce can be difficult, and a hard pill to swallow for your children. There are a lot o variables that come into play, but you can help put their minds at ease and keep a peaceful home during the transition. It’s important for them to know that it isn’t their fault; utilize these divorce tips to talk to you children appropriately. Don’t Lie to Them About the Big Picture When we’re still in the midst of talking about divorce with our partner, your child may overhear a conversation or have questions. It’s best to be honest with them. If a child asks a question, answer it, and do not over-explain; they don’t need to know intimate details. We would all like to focus on the task at hand, and simply say, “Not right now” to our children, but that’s only going to exclude them and…

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The Difficulty of Changing Schools

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no Comment.    Jan 18, 2018 | 2:26 pm


When the subject of family divorce comes up, your children are going to think about how it’s going to impact them. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it is going to raise a tough talk: Changing schools. Depending on on how you and your spouse have worked out your physical separation, your child might be entering a new school district. Here are some tips about getting them acclimated and the trials that come with it. Don’t Push If they had a bad first day, or a bad first month, don’t give them flak for it. Children are much more prone to acting on their emotions and wearing their hearts on their sleeve, so be there for them. Adjustments are difficult, especially because if there’s on constant in your child’s life, it’s been attending school. Monitor Their Self-Esteem When things change, emotions are impacted. Young children are in a constant state…

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