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Is My Child Available for Adoption By a Second Parent?

By Carrie Eckstein Before an adoption of a child, the Court has to determine by clear and convincing evidence whether or not the child is available for adoption under CRS §19-5-203 . This could be ...
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Divorced Parents: Consider These 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

The beginning of the New Year is an important time for all of us to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. For recently divorced parents, this time of year is also an opportunity to ...
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Creating a Shared Parenting Plan for the Holiday Season

By Kelly Lynch ‘Tis the season of joy and goodwill to others, and imparting the significance of the holiday season to your children is one of the most important parts of this time of year for divorced ...
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The High Cost of Parental Conflict

By Kevin Massaro A while ago, the family court judges went to a seminar where several adult “children of divorce” gave speeches. One said the two things she dreaded most were her high school and ...
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Brad and Angelina Put Their Children First

The recent news report that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, whom she married about two years ago, was a surprise to their adoring public. She has asked for physical custody of ...
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Is It Really a Problem?

By Kevin Massaro One of the common problems we face in family law cases is the extreme polarization between the parties. Trust disappears, and everything the other parent does with the children is ...
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School Days and Your Parenting Plan

By Carrie Eckstein As the new school year is starting, it may be time to review your Parenting Plan. Some Plans call for variations in the weekly schedule, vacations, holidays, and for exchanges. ...
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Why Does a Parent Get Supervised Visits Rather Than Custody?

Disputes over custody following a divorce generally end with the best possible outcome for the child or children involved, even if that doesn’t always mean both parents get their way. This often means ...
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Helicopter Parenting & Shared Custody

Your divorce is finally over. The papers are filed, everything that needs to be signed is signed, and custody has been established. Now that’s over, it’s time to relax with your children, and move on ...
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Anatomy of a Parental Responsibility Evaluation

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 ...
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Happy Earth Day from The Harris Law Firm

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

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 ...
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Trapped: Kids and the Lingering Aftermath of Divorce

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 ...
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Englewood Kids Enjoy the Great Egg Scramble

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 ...
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False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse

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

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

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 ...
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If I Have Primary Custody, Can I Move Anywhere Out of State?

Are you wondering if you can move out of state with your children, if you have primary custody? The simple answer is that it depends. In some cases, primary parents can move out of state with their ...
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Pros and Cons of Child Support Enforcement

Parents have a responsibility to provide for their children, regardless of if they are married or not. Even if a couple divorces, they still need to fulfill their duties to their kids. The court makes ...
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6 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

Parenting can be a tricky process in general. Divorce complicates the matter if not handled properly. Dissolving a marriage can be a hard time for everyone involved, but especially for the children. ...
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This New Year Resolve to Focus on Family

There is something exciting and intimidating about the New Year. It brings a world of possibilities and potential. One of the best things to do when the clock strikes midnight is to make resolutions. ...
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Happy Holidays from The Harris Law Firm

It seems like just yesterday we were getting ready for the holidays and now they are almost at an end. At The Harris Law Firm, we hope that you have had a wonderful holiday and would like to wish you ...
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Colorado Custody: Sharing Parenting Time During this Holiday Season

Tis’ the season for love, laughter, hot chocolate, and festive merriment. When you have children, the holidays take on a special meaning. The special time you spend together create memories that will ...
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What to Tell Your Children

How to Have the Divorce Talk with Your Child Divorce is never easy, especially for children. The way you break the news to your children can direct the course of your children’s emotional and ...
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Baker's Dozen : Fun and Meaningful Things to Do with Your Kids This Holiday Season

Baker’s Dozen : Fun and Meaningful Things to Do with Your Kids This Holiday Season The holiday season is almost upon us. The stores are decked out in holly and mistletoes, the radio is streaming ...
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