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Wheat Ridge Child Custody and Parental Rights Attorney | Woman Jailed for Baptizing Daughter

black-and-white-2604969_640.jpgWhen the Jefferson County Court judge signs off on a child custody or parenting agreement, it is binding. That means that the items outlined in the agreement are meant to be followed, whether you changed your mind or not. That's why it is so important to have an experienced Wheat Ridge family law attorney on your side when entering into any agreements regarding your children- because until a judge tells you otherwise, you are held to that original agreement. A mother recently realized the seriousness of her allocation of parental responsibilities agreement when she was sent to jail for violating it.

Divorce and Taxes - Who Gets to Claim the Kids? An Expert Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer Explains

calculator-1044173_640.jpgWhen you are getting divorced in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Westminster, there are a list of things that you need to make decisions on. This list becomes exponentially longer when children are involved. One of the things that is often overlooked is a plan for who will get to claim the children on their taxes. Because previously you had filed your taxes jointly as a married household, this is not something you likely have ever had to deal with. It's best not to make assumptions when the time comes to file, as the IRS does not allow any dependents to be claimed by more than one person. If that happens, there can be serious consequences.

Debt Division in Divorce: An Expert Wheat Ridge Divorce Attorney Breaks It Down

debt-2754176_640.jpgWhile asset division is a huge piece of a Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Mountain View divorce, debt will also be divided in a 'fair and equitable' manner. This often does not mean a 50/50 split. Let's look at the way marital debt is divided and the contributing factors to debt division in a Jefferson County dissolution of marriage.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer | Who Gets the House in a Jefferson County, Colorado Divorce?

house-3121344_640.jpgAside from matters regarding children (like child custody), property division can be one of the more contentious issues related to a Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Littleton divorce. If the two parties cannot come to an agreement about who gets the home, then it will be up to a Jefferson County Court judge to make that determination. It is important you do everything you can to protect your interests in your divorce case.

Protection Orders Related to Wheat Ridge Divorce and Domestic Violence

legal-1302034_640.jpgAs Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County family law attorneys, we have seen civil protection or restraining orders used as both a helpful and hurtful tool. Sometimes, a divorce is the result of domestic violence or a dangerous and volatile situation. In these types of cases, protection orders can protect those involved, including children, from being subject to any further abuse. However, false allegations of domestic violence in an attempt to get a restraining order can be extremely damaging. At the Pearman Law Firm, we have helped those in need get the protection they need to feel safe as well as fight against restraining/protection orders that contain false and unfounded allegations.

Arvada Divorce Lawyer | Sworn Financial Statement (SFS) in a Jefferson County Divorce

office-pen-calculator-computation-163032.jpegA sworn financial statement (SFS) is a very important part of an Arvada, Wheat Ridge, or Jefferson County divorce, legal separation, allocation of parental responsibilities (if you have children, but were never married), or modification of alimony or child support proceedings. It provides the court and other involved parties details about your monthly income, expenses, debts, and assets. The SFS is a required document that must be notarized and filed with the Jefferson County Court. A copy must also be provided to your former spouse or partner, or their family law attorney. The information provided on the sworn financial statement must be accurate, complete, and true to avoid problems down the line - including possible criminal proceedings.

Wheat Ridge Parental Responsibilities Attorney | What is Early Neutral Assessment (ENA)?

iocenters-2673328_640.jpgChances are, when you are getting a Wheat Ridge or Jefferson County divorce or dealing with child custody, you will be required to attend an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) session. When is comes to divorce and related issues, the ADR is often in the form of mediation. However, there are other options as well. If the only issue that needs to be worked through is related to parenting and your children, then Early Neutral Assessment (ENA) may be the right choice for you.

Wheat Ridge Divorce and Retirement Attorney | What is a QDRO in Jefferson County?

piggy-2889044_640.jpgThere are many legal terms and acronyms related to family law and divorce that can cause confusion to those going through it. One of those acronyms is QDRO. Pronounced 'qua-dro' or 'q-dro', QRDO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. It relates to retirement benefits, which is often the largest asset a couple must divide in a Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County divorce case. A QDRO is a necessary document that is needed to complete a retirement division.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer | Should You Date Before Your Divorce is Final?

men-2424928_640.jpgAs experienced Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County divorce lawyers, we have handled many different types of divorce cases and while each case has its own unique set of circumstances, we often get asked the same question: Is it ok to date before the divorce is final? Legally, absolutely it is. But, there are some things to consider when deciding if dating while your divorce is pending is the right move for you.

Wheat Ridge Military Divorce Lawyer | How is a Military Divorce Different From a Regular Divorce?

soldier-870387_640.jpgWhile the general proceedings for divorce in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Littleton are the same for military couples, there are some additional issues that military personnel will have to consider. Some of those issues relate to child custody during deployment, allowances, and health care. These issues are specific to those involved in the military.

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