The rearranging of the family unit can be an intimidating process, filled with confusing emotions and stressful decisions. The stress is compounded by the legal concerns involved, such as how to take inventory of your assets, how to calculate the value of your estate, and how to decide who retains custody of the children. These are difficult questions with complicated answers, and sometimes even basic questions can be overwhelming. The Harris Law Firm recognizes and identifies with the concerns of Colorado residents facing legal situations involving family, including difficult decisions regarding spouses and children.

Every family law proceeding comes with a host of questions and concerns. For general questions regarding family law, divorce law, and child custody, take advantage of The Harris Law Firm’s large library of resources. Subjects covered by our common questions section include questions like “Should I Move Out?” or “Can I Get a Divorce Without an Attorney?” No matter how fundamental or basic your question seems, we have prepared these resources to give you a simple, straightforward answer.

Can you handle your own divorce proceedings with no attorney involvement? In many cases, you certainly can. In fact, if there are no minor children of the marriage and you own very limited assets, most attorneys would probably agree that this might be the best solution, especially if it is an ...
As you might have learned from our Colorado divorce timeline, there is no one way of going through the process. When preparing for divorce, Colorado courts usually require a hearing in a dissolution or post-dissolution matter for one of two reasons: (1) where the parties are unable to resolve the ...
There are several issues raised by the actual separation of the parties in a divorce setting and some thought should go into the decision of whether, and when, to move out of the marital home during a divorce. For those people asking Should I move out before divorce? , please consider these options ...
As with most important questions, the answer is: “it depends”. You may, in fact, be able to represent yourself if you have the time, energy, and patience to invest the time to do it right. The long-term security of yourself and your children is at stake, so it definitely makes sense to be careful ...
What to do with the house? A frequently asked question and quandary associated with divorce and dividing marital property. Custodial parents may want to hang onto the home for the sake of the children. Can one or both spouses afford to purchase a replacement home? A lot will depend upon the amount ...
It’s important to consider the different types of divorce when evaluating how much it will and should cost. Given the mounting costs of legal fees in our litigious society, many people struggle with coming up with a large retainer for a divorce lawyer. The retainer, or initial deposit, may be ...
One of the most complex and emotionally difficult elements of divorce is getting the children accustomed to the agreed upon parenting plan that allows both parents to remain involved. Adjusting to splitting time between two homes can be highly stressful. Homework, clothing, and other valued ...
Should I Move Out Before Divorce? Are you considering filing for a divorce in Colorado? If so, there are probably numerous questions swirling around in your mind, including: “where will you live?”, “should I move out before divorce?” and “how will you support yourself if your spouse was the primary ...
I recently broke my arm in a spectacular mountain biking mishap. After hitting the ground like a plane crash, I looked at my arm and noticed that, well, something was really out of place. Sparing you the gruesome details, it did not look like the same arm I had had for 34 years. After the initial ...
The beginning of school always brings disagreements for unmarried/divorced parents about how (or not) to share school expenses. Generally the parent receiving child support pays for haircuts, clothing and school supplies. This is true especially if child support is calculated on a worksheet A. If ...