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Modify or Change a Divorce Agreement in Jefferson County

wedding-rings-1379793_640.jpgOften when people are getting a divorce in Wheat Ridge, it is their first time going through the process. Just like with anything new, there is a learning curve to marriage dissolutions as well. There will be new legal terms you never heard before, documents you have to fill out just right, and decisions to be made that can affect the rest of your life. If you have gone through a divorce previously, the process will be easier because you will know what to expect. If you haven't, you may find that after a while, you will want to change or modify your divorce decree or agreement. This is actually a very common occurrence in Jefferson County courts. Sometimes, couples will go back in front of the judge 4 or 5 times to get post-decree amendments, changing terms of the divorce related to parenting time, child support, or alimony.

Can Contempt from a Divorce Dispute Land Me in Jail?

handcuffs-2202224_640.jpgFox 31 Denver recently wrote a piece about divorce in Jefferson County and across Colorado. The story noted the serious consequences that can result from breaking the terms of a divorce or child custody agreement. Often referred to as 'no bail jail,' a Jefferson County Judge can find a person in Contempt of Court for not following an ordered agreement. Generally, one party makes the Court aware of the infraction by filing a Contempt of Court motion and a hearing is set requiring both parties be present. During the hearing, the judge will hear arguments from both sides, and make a determination on whether the party is, in fact, in contempt and what the punitive sanction will be.

Wheat Ridge Premarital Agreements: What are Social Media Prenups?

twitter-292994_640.jpgI recently read an article about 'celebrity' Rob Kardashian and allegations of revenge porn that brought up a conversation about social media prenups. So, let's look at what a social media prenup is and how it differs from the usual prenuptial agreement. Remember, an experienced Wheat Ridge Divorce and Family Law Attorney can lead you through all the different premarital agreement options and topics in order to make sure your prenups protects you fully. Prenuptial agreements are also called antenuptial agreements and premarital agreements.

Divorce and Ending a Wheat Ridge Common Law Marriage

hand-83079_640.jpgBecause common law marriages are recognized in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, we are often contacted with questions about how common law marriages are ended legally. According to Colorado law, there is no process specific to ending a common law marriage. Instead, the parties involved would need to file for divorce, just like a traditionally married couple. Some think that because they are not traditionally married in the first place, they should not have to worry about severing the relationship legally, but when property, finances and children are involved, this is not always the best idea.

A Good Wheat Ridge Divorce Attorney - How Do I Find One?

hand-427504_640.pngChoosing to get a divorce in Wheat Ridge can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. During this emotionally charged time, you want to make sure you have the right divorce attorney because the decisions you make today will affect you and your family for years to come.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Attorney | Filing for Contempt of Court

divorce-separation-marriage-breakup-split-39483.jpegWe often talk with people in Wheat Ridge, Mountain View, and Westminster, who find themselves frustrated when after a divorce, their ex-spouse won't follow court orders related to spousal support payments (alimony), child support payments, or child custody. When a Jefferson County Court judge enters an order, the expectation is that both parties will abide. So, what can your lawyer do if one party is not following the order? One form of action is to file a contempt of court motion. Filing this motion can have serious legal consequences, so you want to make sure it is the best course of action before taking this step.

Mediation and Mediator for Wheat Ridge Divorce: Lawyer Explains the Jefferson County Court Process

pexels-photo-70292.jpegCouples in Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Lakewood who are starting the process of getting a divorce often have questions about what mediation is and what exactly it entails. Well, mediation is process where the two parties involved in the divorce meet with an impartial third party to discuss concerns and interests related to the divorce. The mediator's role is to remain neutral, hearing both sides, and trying to help the parties come to some sort of settlement or compromise. If you are interested in attending mediation with your separated spouse, it is a good idea to bring you divorce attorney with you. While the mediator is tasked with staying impartial, you will want someone there who can make sure your best interests are being protected when any decisions are being made.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Attorney | Cheating in Jefferson County Divorce

infidelity-379565_640.jpgSadly, infidelity is sometimes a factor when a married couple decides to divorce in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Golden. When potential clients call us to explain their situation, we are always sympathetic, but have to explain that Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, meaning - the Jefferson County Court doesn't care why you want to get a divorce. In fact, there is only one factor that can be named in your dissolution of marriage petition: that your marriage is "irretrievably broken." There will be no court record stating that one party was to blame for the breakup of your marriage, even if one party was caught cheating.

Wheat Ridge Family Law Attorney | Pet Custody in Divorce Cases

dogs-2195708_640.jpgIn Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Golden, there is no specific statute that discusses pet custody. In fact, under law, pets are considered property, so there is no real standard on how to treat family dogs and cats in a divorce. While many people feel their pet is like a child to them, pets are not equivalent to children in the Jefferson County Court. Because of this, a judge cannot order a cat or dog custody hearing. It just doesn't work that way. Instead pets are added to the list of marital property, like your house, financial accounts, and photographs.

Wheat Ridge Family Law Attorney | Tips: How to Tell Your Children About Divorce

hugs-1613208_640.jpgWhile deciding to file for divorce in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Golden, is hard, it is even more difficult to tell your children about the decision. Here is a list of tips to keep in mind when telling your children about your divorce:

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