Do Monetary Gifts Count as Income When Calculating Child Support?

Apr 28, 2016
Determining who pays child support can be a contentious topic between divorcing parents. Usually the non-custodial parent is required to pay to help supplement the monetary needs of their child. The ...

Anatomy of a Parental Responsibility Evaluation

Apr 25, 2016
In particularly contentious child custody battles, the court or either party may request a parental responsibility evaluation (PRE). This method allows an evaluator to research the case, obtaining ...

Carrie Eckstein & Heather Strack’s Article Published in Law Week Colorado

Apr 22, 2016
Congratulations to Carrie and Heather for having their article “Court Considerations for a Parent’s Use of Marijuana: Does it endanger the child?” published in this week’s edition of Law Week ...

Happy Earth Day from The Harris Law Firm

Apr 22, 2016
The Harris Law Firm would like to wish you and your family a Happy Earth Day! In our unbiased opinions, Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. We take pride in our world and ...

Colorado Divorce: Does my spouse have any claim to my family trust?

Apr 20, 2016
By Jonathan Stein Whether your spouse has any right to the assets of a trust your family created in the event of divorce is a complex question. First you must determine whether your interest in the ...

The Harris Law Firm Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Apr 18, 2016
We are proud to announce that the Colorado Supreme Court recognized The Harris Law Firm for our pro bono work. Under Rule 6.1, the courts commend law firms who meet their goal for providing pro bono ...

4 Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Apr 15, 2016
Divorce does not have to be a nightmare. In situations where both parties agree on ending their marriage, they can opt for a collaborative divorce. During collaborative divorce , both spouses sign an ...

Focus on Family: A Day at Pirate's Cove Family Aquatic Center

Apr 8, 2016
Coming up with outdoor activities for children can seem like a complex puzzle. The summer poses a particular challenge, trying to find fun activities that everyone will enjoy, while staying cool. At ...

Trapped: Kids and the Lingering Aftermath of Divorce

Apr 6, 2016
By Rich Harris , Principal, The Harris Law Firm, P.C. and Angela R. Arkin , District Court Judge (Retired), Director of the Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) David lays in bed, staring up at his ...

The "Name Change Bill"

Apr 6, 2016
By Carrie Chaille Eckstein The “Name Change Bill” has passed and it will become effective later this year in September 1, 2016. This new law will allow both current and past divorcees (and those with ...

John Tatlock is New Chair of the Education Task Force of the Colorado Lawyers Committee

Apr 6, 2016
By Rich Harris , President The Harris Law Firm is proud to announce that John H. Tatlock, Special Counsel to The Harris Law Firm, is the new Chair of the Education Task Force of the Colorado Lawyers ...

Englewood Kids Enjoy the Great Egg Scramble

Apr 1, 2016
A little bout of snow could not keep the children from their egg hunt. Despite the event being postponed and moved, Englewood’ s March 26 Great Egg Scramble occurred this past Saturday, to the ...

Statistics Indicate Divorce Filings Vary By Season

Apr 1, 2016
A recent study by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts has indicated that divorce filings consistently begin an upward trend in the spring. While this could be the result of a natural ...

Join Us for a Series on The Union of Colorado Family Law & Estate Planning

Mar 31, 2016
Please join us for our three-part series on "The Union of Colorado Family Law and Estate Planning" presented by The Harris Law Firm P.C., Davis Schilken P.C., and Anderson & Jahde P.C. Dates: May 12, ...

Unbundling Family Law Services: Why More Family Law Attorneys Should Do It

Mar 30, 2016
By Angela Arkin , Director of the Self-Represented Resource Center™ Judges sitting in family court in Colorado are encountering a large and ever growing number of self-represented litigants. Many of ...

Divorce vs. Annulment

Mar 28, 2016
By Sangeetha Mallavarapu In order to get an annulment, or a “Declaration of Invalidity,” you must show to the Court that there was something unlawful about your marriage. For example, a marriage may ...

What Divorce Does to Your Credit

Mar 25, 2016
Many individuals know the strain divorce places on relationships, but did you know that it could hurt your credit score as well? While not directly connected, divorce influences the way your finances ...

False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse

Mar 24, 2016
By: Leigh M.Baker, Psy.D. March 22, 2016 False allegations of child sexual abuse have become increasingly common in family courts in recent years. Many children nationwide who make false claims of ...

If My Ex and I Agree on a Change to a Parenting Plan, Do We Still Need the Court’s Approval?

Mar 18, 2016
If divorced parents are in agreement with changing their established parenting plans, they can do so at any time. However, they will need to seek the court’s approval to obtain the modification. When ...

Home is Where the Heart is

Mar 18, 2016
By: Taylor Statfeld When filing for divorce in Colorado, C.R.S. 14-10-106(1)(a)(I) requires at least one of the parties to be domiciled in Colorado for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce. A ...

Congratulations to Our Super Lawyers & Rising Stars!

Mar 14, 2016
The Harris Law Firm, P.C. would like to congratulate our six attorneys voted to this year’s list of Super Lawyers® and “Rising Stars.” This year, six attorneys at our firm were honored with selection ...

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Same Sex Adoption

Mar 11, 2016
The United States Supreme overturned a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that denied a lesbian mother rights to her children. The unanimous decision was given on Monday, March 7. The U.S. Supreme ...

Always Consider the Ramifications of Proceeding to Trial

Mar 9, 2016
By: Steve Vertucci A family law judge in Chicago once said, "The end of a marriage involving children should not be viewed as the end of one family, but should be viewed as the beginning of two ...

4 Risks Social Media Can Pose to Your Chances at Custody

Mar 4, 2016
Using social media has become natural for many individuals in our society. Whether we accomplish a great task or lose someone dear to us, it inevitably appears on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or ...

Colorado Senior Law Day

Mar 3, 2016
By: Peggy Walker Denver's 17th Annual Senior Law Day offers the public the opportunity to hear from experienced attorneys and other professionals involved in elder care issues. The event will include ...