Whether you are just separating or preparing to divorce your spouse, child custody and a parenting plan are important aspects to work out. Working together to create a detailed plan will reduce the chance fights and confusion later - as it is all laid out for you in writing. So, where do you begin? Here is a list of the most important things to consider when creating your parenting schedule.
Student loan debt is often a tricky debt to deal with in the midst of a Jefferson County divorce. Mainly, those involved in a dissolution of marriage want to know who gets the debt or how it will be divided. Let's take a closer look at student loan debt and how it is handled during a divorce in Arvada or Golden.
As 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.
There are many issues to discuss and negotiate when a couple chooses to divorce in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County. It takes time for those issues to be worked out, but when one party files the Petition for Divorce with the court, decisions must be made immediately to protect both parties. These immediate decisions are called Temporary Orders. They are orders from the judge that remain in place until the case is no longer pending and the divorce is finalized.
Most people dealing with divorce and child custody issues in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County are new to the scene and don't have experience with these legal issues. Child custody has its own set of terms, and just like many other areas of the law, its own set of abbreviations. It's like learning a whole new language. Here's a few important abbreviations you may see or hear during your Arvada child custody case and what they stand for.
If you are getting a divorce in Wheat Ridge or anywhere in Jefferson County, you may have heard of a 'collaborative divorce.' A collaborative divorce is the idea that the parties involved in the divorce are the ones who should be making the decisions about their families. Let's look at the components of a collaborative divorce so you can decide if it is the right path for you.
Adoption is a lifelong commitment and the process can sometimes be intense and confusing. Having an experienced Wheat Ridge adoption attorney to help guide you, will not only make the process go more smoothly, it will also give you peace of mind. Many times, when couples are thinking of adopting, they are inquisitive about the process. Here is a quick summary of the Colorado adoption through the foster care system process.
Adoption in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County can be an amazing experience for both the child and adoptive parents. However, sometimes things do not always go as planned. When an adoption is finalized, that doesn't necessarily mean that it can't be reversed. With good cause, one party can petition the court to reverse the adoption. This is not easily done, though, as the courts do not like to reverse adoptions once they have been finalized. There must be proof that the annulment of the adoption is in the child's best interest.