enhttp://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updatesThu, 30 Oct 2014 0:00:00Harris Family Law : Helping Kids Cope Making Pick Up and Drop Off Easier on You, Your Kids, and Their Other Parent http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/making-pick-up-and-drop-off-easier-on-you-your-kids-and-their-other-parent http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/making-pick-up-and-drop-off-easier-on-you-your-kids-and-their-other-parent/comments 2014-10-28T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/making-pick-up-and-drop-off-easier-on-you-your-kids-and-their-other-parent <p> Making Pick Up and Drop Off Easier on You, Your Kids, and Their Other Parent</p> <p> <br /> The most important thing to remember when picking up or dropping off your children per the parenting schedule is to be courteous and respectful. Seek to respect your child, and your child&rsquo;s o Colorado Divorce: Protecting Yourself and Your Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-yourself-and-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-yourself-and-your-children/comments 2014-10-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-yourself-and-your-children <p> Protecting Yourself and Your Children</p> <ul> <li> Consult with a family law attorney to understand your parental rights and options per Colorado law.</li> <li> Schedule an appointment with a qualified therapist to help you deal with your transition during the divorce process.</li> Colorado Divorce and Parental Alienation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-parental-alienation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-parental-alienation/comments 2014-09-29T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-parental-alienation <p> Parental Alienation<br /> <br /> A Colorado parent&rsquo;s relationship with his or her children can become strained when the other parent purposefully attempts to create a rift between them.&nbsp; When one parent makes disparaging remarks to the kids about their other parent, it confuses Filing for a Step-Parent Adoption http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/filing-for-a-step-parent-adoption http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/filing-for-a-step-parent-adoption/comments 2014-09-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/filing-for-a-step-parent-adoption <p> Step-parent adoption cases are often a highly emotional ones, especially when if the bio parent does not want to relinquish his or her rights to the child. &nbsp; When the step-parent and the&nbsp; biological parent disagree about the adoption, the custodial parent and the step- parent should Kevin Massaro Representing Kids at The Children's Law Center http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kevin-massaro-representing-kids-at-the-children-s-law-center http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kevin-massaro-representing-kids-at-the-children-s-law-center/comments 2014-09-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kevin-massaro-representing-kids-at-the-children-s-law-center <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><strong>Kevin Massaro, Of Counsel at The Harris Law Firm </strong></u></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><strong>Helps The Children&#39;s Law Center Transforms the&nbsp; Lives of Abused, Neglected and At-Risk Children</strong></u><br /> <br /> For ove Colorado Divorce: What's Best for Your Kids? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-what-s-best-for-your-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-what-s-best-for-your-kids/comments 2014-08-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-what-s-best-for-your-kids <p> &ldquo;When we expect perfection from our children, we rob them of important experiences and the chance to learn and grow along the way,&rdquo; said Dr. Craig Pierce, president and CEO of the Southwest Family Guidance Center and Institute and author of Parenting Without Distraction: The Attune Colorado Divorce and Custody: Helping Your Child to Cope with Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-custody-helping-your-child-to-cope-with-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-custody-helping-your-child-to-cope-with-divorce/comments 2014-07-31T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-custody-helping-your-child-to-cope-with-divorce <p> For children of divorce, their parent&rsquo;s separation not only establishes a fundamental change in their lives, it also creates a sense of uncertainty.&nbsp; Even though both parents may remain physically present, the foundation of the family unit has changed. Your consistent communication Colorado Child Custody: Passenger Safety for Your Child http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-passenger-safety-for-your-child http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-passenger-safety-for-your-child/comments 2014-07-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-passenger-safety-for-your-child <p> The Right Choice<br /> For most parents, a child safety car seat tops their &ldquo;to-buy-for-baby&rdquo; list.&nbsp; And with good reason: All 50 states now have laws that require the use of child safety restraints.&nbsp; The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that Colorado Divorce: Protecting Your Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-your-children/comments 2014-07-14T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-protecting-your-children <h3> Protecting Your Child from the Impact of Divorce</h3> <p> Although you cannot completely protect a child from the impact of divorce, there are things you can do to help them get through it.</p> <h4> Starting the Healing Process</h4> <p> When you deal with your own grief in a positive Colorado Custody: Keeping Your Children Safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-keeping-your-children-safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-keeping-your-children-safe/comments 2014-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-keeping-your-children-safe <p> &nbsp;Keeping Your Children Safe<br /> At Home<br /> <br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Post contact information for your children indicating where you and other responsible parties can be reached by telephone throughout the day.<br /> &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;If your children have cell p The Single Parents Guide to Summer Vacation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation/comments 2014-07-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>The Single Parents Guide to Summer Vacation</strong><br /> During the school year it can be a challenge for single parents to keep their children supervised and occupied. When summer vacation arrives and accompanying school activities are no longer availab Colorado Divorce: The Single Parents Guide to Summer Vacation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation/comments 2014-06-24T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-single-parents-guide-to-summer-vacation <p> The Single Parents Guide to Summer Vacation<br /> During the school year it can be a challenge for single parents to keep their children supervised and occupied. When summer vacation arrives and accompanying school activities are no longer available, this issue can become even more complex. Colorado Divorce: Keeping Your Children Safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-keeping-your-children-safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-keeping-your-children-safe/comments 2014-06-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-keeping-your-children-safe <p> &nbsp;<strong>Keeping Your Children Safe:</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When you are going through a Colorado divorce, the safety and well-being of your children during this stressful time is a priortity.</p> <p> We have provided a few tips for your peace of mind and to keep your ki Colorado Divorce and Grandparent's Visitation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-grandparent-s-visitation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-grandparent-s-visitation/comments 2014-06-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-and-grandparent-s-visitation <p> Colorado Grandparent Rights<br /> <br /> Under C.R.S. 19-1-117, grandparents can petition the Colorado court for visitation rights under the following circumstances:</p> <p> <br /> 1.The grandchild&#39;s parents are divorced, legally separated or have filed for the declaration of inva Colorado Custody and Grandparents Rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-and-grandparents-rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-and-grandparents-rights/comments 2014-05-28T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-and-grandparents-rights <p> Colorado Grandparents&rsquo; Rights<br /> <br /> <br /> Under the Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act, grandparents in Colorado may seek visitation or parental rights and responsibilities for their grandchildren when the child(ren) is not in the physical care of a parent and/ or when the Colorado Child Support: Judge rules that if deadbeat dad has another child, he will go to jail. http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-support-judge-rules-that-if-deadbeat-dad-has-another-child-he-will-go-to-jail http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-support-judge-rules-that-if-deadbeat-dad-has-another-child-he-will-go-to-jail/comments 2014-05-16T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-support-judge-rules-that-if-deadbeat-dad-has-another-child-he-will-go-to-jail <p> In 2013, a family court Judge ruled that if deadbeat dad has another child, he will go to jail.<br /> The ruling, however, applies only if the deadbeat father fails to pay what he owes. If he does, he can have all the kids he wants. But since he owes more than $100,000, he should consider ex The Harris Law Firm Supports Children's Colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-children-s-colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-children-s-colorado/comments 2014-04-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-children-s-colorado <p> Brooke Silverthorn, a paralegal with The Harris Law Firm, donated her time and energy this season to support Children&#39;s Colorado.</p> <p> Children&#39;s Hospital Colorado makes miracles happen every day. The doctors saves lives. The nurses and specialists make children feel comfortable. New Book by Rachel Harris Seeks to Raise Awareness to Support the Children of Haiti http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-book-by-rachel-harris-seeks-to-raise-awareness-to-support-the-children-of-haiti http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-book-by-rachel-harris-seeks-to-raise-awareness-to-support-the-children-of-haiti/comments 2014-04-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-book-by-rachel-harris-seeks-to-raise-awareness-to-support-the-children-of-haiti <p> <strong>John Fielder and Littleton middle school student team up with new book to raise money for Haitian villages!</strong><br /> <br /> DENVER &ndash; Nature photographer John Fielder announces his 4th children&rsquo;s book: Nadia&rsquo;s Good Deed, A Story About Haiti. Available at book Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: Avoid Blaming http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-divorce-avoid-blaming http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-divorce-avoid-blaming/comments 2014-03-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-divorce-avoid-blaming <p> <br /> <br /> It is important to be honest with your kids about your divorce, but be careful what you say and how you say it.&nbsp; Talk to them honestly, but seek to avoid blaming your spouse, and do not be critical of their behavior. This can be difficult when&nbsp; there have been incid Give to the Children's Outreach Project! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/give-to-the-children-s-outreach-project http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/give-to-the-children-s-outreach-project/comments 2014-02-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/give-to-the-children-s-outreach-project <p> Building a Brighter Tomorrow...<br /> <br /> &nbsp;Save the Date!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Children&rsquo;s Outreach Project&rsquo;s<br /> 5th Annual Breakfast<br /> Friday, May 16th<br /> 7:30-8:30 AM<br /> 8000 Pecos St.<br /> Denver, CO 80221<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> Plea "Split" a powerful new film about a child's journey through divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/-split-a-powerful-new-film-about-a-child-s-journey-through-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/-split-a-powerful-new-film-about-a-child-s-journey-through-divorce/comments 2014-02-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/-split-a-powerful-new-film-about-a-child-s-journey-through-divorce <p> This powerful documentary film by Ellen Bruno was made in collaboration with children ages 6 to 12,</p> <p> and it&nbsp; explores their point of view about their parent&#39;s separation and divorce.</p> <p> Hear what kids have to say.</p> <p> To order a DVD call 800 343 5540</p> <p> Colorado Divorce: Is "Nesting" an Option for Your Family? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-is-nesting-an-option-for-your-family http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-is-nesting-an-option-for-your-family/comments 2014-01-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-is-nesting-an-option-for-your-family <p> <br /> Creating a new parenting arrangement during divorce proceedings can take many forms. In a nesting agreement, the children remain the marital home in the beginning stages of divorce, while the parents take turns living in the home they once shared.<br /> Nesting allows both parents t Legislation Being Proposed in California Regarding Kids of Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/legislation-being-proposed-in-california-regarding-kids-of-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/legislation-being-proposed-in-california-regarding-kids-of-divorce/comments 2014-01-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/legislation-being-proposed-in-california-regarding-kids-of-divorce <p> David Schel and Sharon Tekolian of the organization called &quot;California-based Kids Against Divorce&quot; recently&nbsp; informed the media that the intended purpose of the legislation that they are attempting to pass is to &quot;better prepare individuals going into marriage to fulfill the Talking to Your Kids About Your Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-your-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-your-divorce/comments 2014-01-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/talking-to-your-kids-about-your-divorce <p> Talking to Your Kids About Your Divorce<br /> <br /> Children often believe that they had something to do with their parents divorce. They blame themselves for creating stressful situations and feel responsible.&nbsp; Talk to your kids to help them let go of this misconception.</p> <p> Can You and Your Ex Share Some Holiday Time Together with the Kids? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-you-and-your-ex-share-some-holiday-time-together-with-the-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-you-and-your-ex-share-some-holiday-time-together-with-the-kids/comments 2013-12-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-you-and-your-ex-share-some-holiday-time-together-with-the-kids <p> Can You and Your Ex Spouse Share Some Holiday Time Together with Your Kids?</p> <p> <u>Yes, it is possible!</u></p> <p> If you and your ex are cordial, the kids are on board, and your new significant others are game, think about having a family dinner or outing with your former spouse an The Colorado Wellness Center for Girls Ages 12 to 21 http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-colorado-wellness-center-for-girls-ages-12-to-21 http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-colorado-wellness-center-for-girls-ages-12-to-21/comments 2013-12-05T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-colorado-wellness-center-for-girls-ages-12-to-21 <p> <strong>Andrea Philleo, M.S., M.S.W.</strong>&nbsp; <strong>is the Founder of the Colorado Wellness Center for Girls</strong></p> <p> 3775 Chase Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212 - 303 955 5818 - www.cwcgirls.org.</p> <p> The Colorado Wellness Center for Girls provides a series of highly eff Colorado Custody: Enforcing Your Parenting Time Agreement http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-your-parenting-time-agreement http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-your-parenting-time-agreement/comments 2013-11-27T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-your-parenting-time-agreement <p> Enforcing a Court Order for Parenting Time:<br /> <br /> When your rights&nbsp; to parenting time have been violated, filing a motion for enforcement&nbsp; in the Colorado courts may be required. The terms of your divorce judgment are legal obligations imposed on both parents, and a violat Colorado Divorce: The Harris Law Firm Promoting Literacy Efforts in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-harris-law-firm-promoting-literacy-efforts-in-fort-collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-harris-law-firm-promoting-literacy-efforts-in-fort-collins/comments 2013-11-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-the-harris-law-firm-promoting-literacy-efforts-in-fort-collins <p> Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, was recently part a large group of volunteers with a local Rotary club that worked to raise funds to purchase and donate dictionaries to third grade students throughout Northern Colorado.&nbsp; Recently, dictionaries were recently presented t Colorado Custody: Enforcing a Custody Order http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-a-custody-order http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-a-custody-order/comments 2013-11-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-enforcing-a-custody-order <p> <br /> When a non-custodial parent refuses to return the children to the custodial parent per the terms of the court ordered plan, or violates other terms of the custody order, this is called &quot;custodial interference.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Forms of custodial interference can include th Colorado Divorce: Helping your children cope with your divorce by providing stability and structure http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-children-cope-with-your-divorce-by-providing-stability-and-structure http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-children-cope-with-your-divorce-by-providing-stability-and-structure/comments 2013-10-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-children-cope-with-your-divorce-by-providing-stability-and-structure <p> Replace chaos with consistency:<br /> <br /> While it is wise to help your children learn to be flexible, it is also important to remember that they will be adjusting to many new things all at once and this can be difficult for them to process. Strive to help your children adapt to the cha Parenting Tips for the Blended Family http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parenting-tips-for-the-blended-family http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parenting-tips-for-the-blended-family/comments 2013-09-05T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parenting-tips-for-the-blended-family <p> <u><strong>Clear and effective communication is imperative to successful parenting for blended families. </strong></u></p> <p> 1. One of the best ways to avoid misunderstandings is&nbsp; to put your agreements in writing</p> <p> 2. Create a monthly parenting schedule on an online calenda Adoption Exchange Raising Funds for Foster Kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/adoption-exchange-raising-funds-for-foster-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/adoption-exchange-raising-funds-for-foster-kids/comments 2013-08-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/adoption-exchange-raising-funds-for-foster-kids REINTEGRATION THERAPY http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/reintegration-therapy http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/reintegration-therapy/comments 2013-08-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/reintegration-therapy <p> A parent can lose contact with their child for any number of reasons. Therapeutic reintegration is an effective way of gradually and safely reintroducing or sometimes introducing the parent/child relationship with the goal of establishing a healthy and loving relationship between parent and ch Protecting Your Kids from Identity Theft http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-your-kids-from-identity-theft http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-your-kids-from-identity-theft/comments 2013-07-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-your-kids-from-identity-theft <p> Protecting Your Child&#39;s Identity<br /> From the time your children receive Social Security numbers, their personal information needs to be protected to insure that they don&rsquo;t become targets of identity fraud.&nbsp; Due to their flawless credit histories, children and adolescents ha Dependency and Neglect Cases and the Termination of Parental Rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dependency-and-neglect-cases-and-the-termination-of-parental-rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dependency-and-neglect-cases-and-the-termination-of-parental-rights/comments 2013-05-31T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dependency-and-neglect-cases-and-the-termination-of-parental-rights <p> Parents are required to provide proper parental care for their children, which includes food, shelter, education,and medical attention. It is also the parent&#39;s duty to exercise the proper parental supervision and control in order to protect their children from those who may inflict harm. I Colorado Parenting Time and a Parent's Use of Marijuana http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-a-parent-s-use-of-marijuana http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-a-parent-s-use-of-marijuana/comments 2013-05-17T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-a-parent-s-use-of-marijuana <p><font size="3"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Colorado Courts used to have a no tolerance policy on the use of marijuana by a parent during their parenting time.&nbsp;However, since Colorado Amendment 64 passed, making the us Creating a Parenting Plan Based on Your Child's Best Interests http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/creating-a-parenting-plan-based-on-your-child-s-best-interests http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/creating-a-parenting-plan-based-on-your-child-s-best-interests/comments 2013-05-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/creating-a-parenting-plan-based-on-your-child-s-best-interests Clients who are struggling to create a viable parenting plan often ask if the Colorado court’s loyalty lies with the mother. In our experience at The Harris Law Firm, the Colorado Courts are generally gender-neutral and tend to rule on family law cases based on facts that are case specific. Mothers It Pays to Get Along with Your Kid's Step-Parent! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/it-pays-to-get-along-with-your-kid-s-step-parent http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/it-pays-to-get-along-with-your-kid-s-step-parent/comments 2013-04-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/it-pays-to-get-along-with-your-kid-s-step-parent <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1. <strong>You Love Your Kids.</strong> This is the number one-reason to be nice to their stepparent. The best case scenario when your kids have a a step parent is that the new&nbsp;step parent will love your children too. The step parent is now a part your children's lives. Be nic Colorado Divorce: Teaching Your Kids About Money http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-teaching-your-kids-about-money http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-teaching-your-kids-about-money/comments 2013-04-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-teaching-your-kids-about-money <div class="item-page"><span> <p><span style="font-family: ">Financial security means that we have to plan our futures&nbsp;and manage our money.&nbsp;Going through a Colorado divorce can sometimes offer us a the teachable moments we&nbsp;can use&nbsp;to prepare our kids for life by&nbsp;teaching&n Stephen Vertucci Helping High School Students with Career Choices http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-helping-high-school-students-with-career-choices http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-helping-high-school-students-with-career-choices/comments 2013-04-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-helping-high-school-students-with-career-choices <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, served as the chairman of a Rotary committee recently that hosted over 400 high school students in the Fort Collins/Loveland area for several discussions about ethics in the workplace.&nbsp; &nbsp;Mr. Staying Involved with Your Children During the Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/staying-involved-with-your-children-during-the-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/staying-involved-with-your-children-during-the-divorce/comments 2013-03-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/staying-involved-with-your-children-during-the-divorce Staying Involved with Your Children Staying involved and keeping in contact with your kids during the Colorado divorce process is important because they will need all the support and reassurance they can get from you during this challenging time. Furthermore, keep in mind that the Colorado courts Relocation and the Allocation of Parental Rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/relocation-and-the-allocation-of-parental-rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/relocation-and-the-allocation-of-parental-rights/comments 2013-03-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/relocation-and-the-allocation-of-parental-rights <p>When a Colorado relocation&nbsp;matter is presented before the court, the&nbsp;judge&nbsp;must consider all aspects of the case including whether the move will be in the best interests of the child. The&nbsp;court will evaluate&nbsp;the all of the following:</p> <ul> <li>The existing parent Can an Addiction to Pornography Affect Parenting Time in Colorado? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-an-addiction-to-pornography-affect-parenting-time-in-colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-an-addiction-to-pornography-affect-parenting-time-in-colorado/comments 2013-02-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-an-addiction-to-pornography-affect-parenting-time-in-colorado <div style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><b><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 12pt">Pornography Addiction and Divorce</span></b></div> <div style="line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 12pt">Most family law attorneys agree that ther Stephen Vertucci and The Harris Law Firm - Giving Back to Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-and-the-harris-law-firm-giving-back-to-fort-collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-and-the-harris-law-firm-giving-back-to-fort-collins/comments 2013-02-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-and-the-harris-law-firm-giving-back-to-fort-collins <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, is a member of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club.&nbsp; He is the Chairman of a Rotary committee that holds an annual &ldquo;Ethics in the workplace&rdquo; discussion with over 300 Fort Collins h Should you and your new partner move in together when one or both of you have kids? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/should-you-and-your-new-partner-move-in-together-when-one-or-both-of-you-have-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/should-you-and-your-new-partner-move-in-together-when-one-or-both-of-you-have-kids/comments 2013-01-23T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/should-you-and-your-new-partner-move-in-together-when-one-or-both-of-you-have-kids <p>Cohabitation&nbsp;when one of both of the partners have kids&nbsp;is a much more acceptable alternative&nbsp;now than&nbsp;it has been in the past.&nbsp; In fact, almost 40% of American children&nbsp;now&nbsp;or will&nbsp;soon live in a household where one parent&nbsp;is living with&nbsp;a new pa Rights of an Unwed Father to Parenting Time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father-to-parenting-time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father-to-parenting-time/comments 2013-01-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father-to-parenting-time <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">The Unwed Father</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">So, you&rsquo;re now an unmarried&nbsp;father with a new&nbsp;baby.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">What now?<br /> <br /> As the unwed father of a young child, you can obtain&nbsp;the Help to minimize the negative effects of your Colorado divorce on your children: http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/help-to-minimize-the-negative-effects-of-your-colorado-divorce-on-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/help-to-minimize-the-negative-effects-of-your-colorado-divorce-on-your-children/comments 2012-12-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/help-to-minimize-the-negative-effects-of-your-colorado-divorce-on-your-children <p>Help to minimize the negative effects of your Colorado divorce on your children:</p> <ul> <li>Confide in your&nbsp;friends and family regarding&nbsp;disagreements with your former spouse and/or&nbsp;your worries about finances. Protect your children from having to hear about&nbsp;these kind Dating After Divorce: When Should I Introduce the Kids? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dating-after-divorce-when-should-i-introduce-the-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dating-after-divorce-when-should-i-introduce-the-kids/comments 2012-10-31T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dating-after-divorce-when-should-i-introduce-the-kids <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt">Timing is everything&nbsp;when attempting to&nbsp;integrate&nbsp;&quot;his and&nbsp;her&nbsp;children&quot; into&nbsp;a new relationship.&nbsp; The&nbsp;kids have already experienced a loss and may be hesitant to Colorado Divorce: Helping Your Adult Children Understand Your Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-adult-children-understand-your-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-adult-children-understand-your-divorce/comments 2012-10-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-helping-your-adult-children-understand-your-divorce <p>According to a recent&nbsp;study by AARP, the current divorce rate&nbsp;for couples over the age of&nbsp;50 has&nbsp;almost doubled since 1990.</p> <p>Adult children of divorced parents&nbsp;are often bereft at the news that&nbsp;their over- 50 parents are divorcing,</p> <p>and&nbsp;it is impor Russell Crowe missing his kids while preparing for divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/russell-crowe-missing-his-kids-while-preparing-for-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/russell-crowe-missing-his-kids-while-preparing-for-divorce/comments 2012-10-23T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/russell-crowe-missing-his-kids-while-preparing-for-divorce <div style="border-bottom: medium none; text-align: left; border-left: medium none; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; overflow: hidden; border-top: medium none; border-right: medium none; text-decoration: none"> <p>Soon to be divorced actor Russell Crowe&nbsp;revealed his emotional pain&nb Colorado Divorce: Let Your Kids Know That Your Divorce is Not Their Fault http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-let-your-kids-know-that-your-divorce-is-not-their-fault http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-let-your-kids-know-that-your-divorce-is-not-their-fault/comments 2012-10-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-let-your-kids-know-that-your-divorce-is-not-their-fault <h3>Clear up misunderstandings</h3> <p>Many children of divorce often believe that they are partly to blame for their parents separation. They recall, for example,&nbsp;instances where&nbsp;they argued with their parents, performed poorly in school, or created problems within the family. To ensure Helping Kids Cope: A Family’s Heartbreak - A New Book on Parental Alienation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-cope-a-family-s-heartbreak-a-new-book-on-parental-alienation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-cope-a-family-s-heartbreak-a-new-book-on-parental-alienation/comments 2012-08-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-cope-a-family-s-heartbreak-a-new-book-on-parental-alienation <p><strong>A Family&rsquo;s Heartbreak:</strong></p> <p>A Parent&rsquo;s Introduction to Parental Alienation, is the true story of one parent&rsquo;s struggle to maintain a normal, loving relationship with his young son in the face of overwhelming odds. From the emotionally devastating actions of t The Importance of Co-Parenting http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-importance-of-co-parenting http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-importance-of-co-parenting/comments 2012-07-23T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-importance-of-co-parenting <p>Just because your marriage has ended,&nbsp;your&nbsp;separation from your former spouse&nbsp;will not terminate&nbsp;your interaction as co parents. Hence it is important to create a positive&nbsp;working relationship that focuses&nbsp;on the best interests of your children. Even though your co-p Protect Your Children From the Pain of Your Divorce. http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protect-your-children-from-the-pain-of-your-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protect-your-children-from-the-pain-of-your-divorce/comments 2012-07-16T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protect-your-children-from-the-pain-of-your-divorce <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 14pt">Parents involved in a Colorado divorce must seek to protect their children from the pain of their&nbsp;decision to separate&nbsp;before, during and after the dissolution of ma Colorado Custody: Wallerstein Studied the Effects of Divorce on Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-wallerstein-studied-the-effects-of-divorce-on-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-wallerstein-studied-the-effects-of-divorce-on-children/comments 2012-06-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-wallerstein-studied-the-effects-of-divorce-on-children <p itemprop="articleBody">Judith S. Wallerstein, a psychologist who touched off a national debate about the consequences of divorce by reporting that it hurt children more than previously thought, with the pain continuing well into adulthood, died on Monday in Piedmont, Calif. She was 90.</p> <p it The Harris Law Firm has joined forces with the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Clinic http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-has-joined-forces-with-the-rocky-mountain-children-s-law-clinic http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-has-joined-forces-with-the-rocky-mountain-children-s-law-clinic/comments 2012-06-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-has-joined-forces-with-the-rocky-mountain-children-s-law-clinic <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">The Harris Law Firm has joined forces with the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Clinic to provide legal services to children whose parents&rsquo; are involved in protection order proceedings in the Denver County Protection Order Court.&nbsp; RMCLC has pro Colorado Custody:Talking to Your Children About Your Decision to Divorce in Colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-talking-to-your-children-about-your-decision-to-divorce-in-colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-talking-to-your-children-about-your-decision-to-divorce-in-colorado/comments 2012-06-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-talking-to-your-children-about-your-decision-to-divorce-in-colorado <p>When you are&nbsp;certain of your plans to separate, talk to your kids about your decision to live apart. If possible, have both parents present for this&nbsp;discussion, and&nbsp;try not to be angry or assign blame to the other parent. You might even consider a practice&nbsp;run&nbsp;so that you Rich Harris: Colorado Family Law Attorney, Business Leader, and Humanitarian http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-colorado-family-law-attorney-business-leader-and-humanitarian http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-colorado-family-law-attorney-business-leader-and-humanitarian/comments 2012-05-22T08:28:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-colorado-family-law-attorney-business-leader-and-humanitarian <h5>Rich Harris: Colorado Family Lawyer, Business Leader, and Humanitarian</h5> <p>By M. Taylor Oaks</p> <p>Rich Harris, President of&nbsp;<a title="The Harris Law Firm" href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/" target="_blank">The Harris Law Firm</a> is a family lawyer practicing in Denver, Colorado Colorado Divorce: Providing a Good Role Model for Your Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-providing-a-good-role-model-for-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-providing-a-good-role-model-for-your-children/comments 2012-05-14T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-providing-a-good-role-model-for-your-children <p>According to Bill McLeod, author of &quot;<em>KICKIN BUTT AS A SINGLE PARENT&quot;</em>,</p> <p>divorced parents should always seek to be good role models for their children.</p> <p>He says, &quot;children may not always listen to you,</p> <p>but they will never fail to imitate you.&quot;</p> Colorado Divorce: Talking to Your Children Together http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-talking-to-your-children-together http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-talking-to-your-children-together/comments 2012-04-23T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-talking-to-your-children-together <p>When you and your spouse decide to separate and divorce, it is important to tell the children together (or if that is not possible) tell them the same thing.&nbsp; Children will have been aware of the problems in the relationship and may have been worrying about a divorce.&nbsp; They may be conce Colorado Custody: Helping Your Kids Cope with a Colorado Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-a-colorado-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-a-colorado-divorce/comments 2012-03-27T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-a-colorado-divorce <p>Talk to your children about how they are feeling during this difficult time. Divorce can leave deep emotional scars on children, and communicating with them about what is going on is imperative to their healing process. Be there for them when they&nbsp;need you,&nbsp;and discuss how this transiti INTERNET SAFETY for COLORADO KIDS http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/internet-safety-for-colorado-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/internet-safety-for-colorado-kids/comments 2012-03-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/internet-safety-for-colorado-kids <p style="text-align: center"><b><span style="layout-grid-mode: line; font-size: 26pt">CHEEZO</span></b></p> <p style="text-align: center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center"><span style="layout-grid-mode: line; font-size: 26pt"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 12pt; Colorado Custody: Mom and Dad's Colorado Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-mom-and-dad-s-colorado-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-mom-and-dad-s-colorado-divorce/comments 2012-03-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-mom-and-dad-s-colorado-divorce <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="line-height: 13.5pt; margin: auto 0in; background: white"><b><font size="6"><font size="3">Dear Mom and Dad:</font></font></b></div> <div style="line-height: 13.5pt; background: white"><span style="color: #4e4e4e; font-size: 8.5pt">I know you are divorcing, and you say it Keeping Colorado's Kids Internet Safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/keeping-colorado-s-kids-internet-safe http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/keeping-colorado-s-kids-internet-safe/comments 2012-02-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/keeping-colorado-s-kids-internet-safe <p><a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/internet-safety-for-colorado-kids">http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/internet-safety-for-colorado-kids</a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><b><span style="layout-grid-mode: line; font-size: 26pt">CHEEZO</span></b>:</p> <p style="text-align: center"><b><spa Colorado Custody: Helping Your Kids Cope with Legal Separation or Colorado Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-legal-separation-or-colorado-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-legal-separation-or-colorado-divorce/comments 2012-01-31T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-your-kids-cope-with-legal-separation-or-colorado-divorce <p>If your children are having difficulties coping with your separation&nbsp;or&nbsp;divorce in Colorado,</p> <p>get them some help.</p> <p>Go to the Resource Section of our website and access HELPING KIDS COPE in the drop down box</p> <p>then go to&nbsp;the THERAPISTS tab to find many qualified Can I Obtain Legal Guardianship of My 15 Year Old Sister? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-i-obtain-legal-guardianship-of-my-15-year-old-sister http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-i-obtain-legal-guardianship-of-my-15-year-old-sister/comments 2012-01-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/can-i-obtain-legal-guardianship-of-my-15-year-old-sister <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="color: #1f497d; font-size: 11pt">Guardianships always require the permission of the parent, so an informal guardianship will work as long as the minor child's mother agrees that the child should live with you.&nbsp; There is a form JDF 751 Actor Sean Penn Named as Ambassador at Large to Haiti http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-sean-penn-named-as-ambassador-at-large-to-haiti http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-sean-penn-named-as-ambassador-at-large-to-haiti/comments 2012-01-17T09:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-sean-penn-named-as-ambassador-at-large-to-haiti <div class="cnn_fb_button cnn_tpad20">&nbsp;</div> Siblings to Sue Adams County Social Services for Failure to Protect Them http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/siblings-to-sue-adams-county-social-services-for-failure-to-protect-them http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/siblings-to-sue-adams-county-social-services-for-failure-to-protect-them/comments 2012-01-06T10:28:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/siblings-to-sue-adams-county-social-services-for-failure-to-protect-them <p>DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that three siblings can sue Adams County social workers over their alleged failure to protect them from abuse.</p> <p>The children were preteens when they told adoptive parents they were severely abused in the home of their biological mother Before you name your child, take a look at this list! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/before-you-name-your-child-take-a-look-at-this-list http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/before-you-name-your-child-take-a-look-at-this-list/comments 2011-12-30T08:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/before-you-name-your-child-take-a-look-at-this-list <p> <div id="mediasocialchromepromos" class="yom-mod ysc-promos clearfix"> <div class="bd"> <h3> <h6>This week the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers to 'give y Colorado Custody: Helping Kids Cope with Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-kids-cope-with-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-kids-cope-with-divorce/comments 2011-11-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-helping-kids-cope-with-divorce <ul> <li>1998 - Random House - Paperback - 1st Edition</li> <li>Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way</li> <li>By M. Gary Neuman L.M.H.C.</li> <li>With Patricia Romanowski</li> <li>New - Collectible</li> </ul> <p>Divorce is painful and confusing. Perhaps Attorney-Client Relationship as it Pertains to the Guardian Ad Litem http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-client-relationship-as-it-pertains-to-the-guardian-ad-litem http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-client-relationship-as-it-pertains-to-the-guardian-ad-litem/comments 2011-11-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-client-relationship-as-it-pertains-to-the-guardian-ad-litem <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><i><span style="font-size: 12pt">People v. Gabriesheski</span></i><span style="font-size: 12pt">&cedil; ___ P.3d _____ (Colo. 2011)</span></div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 12 The Harris Law Firm Supports the Women and Children of The Haven http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-the-women-and-children-of-the-haven http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-the-women-and-children-of-the-haven/comments 2011-10-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-supports-the-women-and-children-of-the-haven <p>The Harris Law Firm supported the women and children of The Haven at a fundraiser on October 18th at the Denver Athletic Club.</p> <p>The Haven is an 89-bed <a title="What is a modified therapeutic community?" href="http://www.havenfriends.org/home/modified-therapeutic-community/"><font color="# Colorado Child Custody: A Consistent Parenting Plan Can Comfort Your Child http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-a-consistent-parenting-plan-can-comfort-your-child http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-a-consistent-parenting-plan-can-comfort-your-child/comments 2011-10-11T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-child-custody-a-consistent-parenting-plan-can-comfort-your-child <p>Creating daily&nbsp;schedules and consistent organization in the lives of younger children can bring them&nbsp;comfort during your divorce. Although this concept&nbsp;is widely recognized in the world of child psychology,&nbsp;many parents are unware&nbsp;that&nbsp;the implementation of routines Colorado Custody: "Bad Mothering" Lawsuit Dismissed http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-bad-mothering-lawsuit-dismissed http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-bad-mothering-lawsuit-dismissed/comments 2011-09-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-bad-mothering-lawsuit-dismissed <div class="nextgen-share-tools" sizset="16" sizcache="8"> <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12pt">Margaret Walker, a Senior Attorney&nbsp;at The Harris Law Firm commented the following article from the Chicago Tribune,&nbsp;and addresses the degree of harm that can be caused by one parent attemptin Colorado Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Your Kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-taking-care-of-yourself-while-taking-care-of-your-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-taking-care-of-yourself-while-taking-care-of-your-kids/comments 2011-09-02T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-taking-care-of-yourself-while-taking-care-of-your-kids <p>Yes, divorce is hard on your kids too, but remember to take good care of yourself while you are all experiencing this tremendous loss of family. When you take care of yourself, you will have the strength and optimism necessary&nbsp;to share with your kids during this trying time. Take time with y Colorado Custody: Never Bad Mouth Your Ex to Your Kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-never-bad-mouth-your-ex-to-your-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-never-bad-mouth-your-ex-to-your-kids/comments 2011-08-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-never-bad-mouth-your-ex-to-your-kids <p>According to Bill McLeod, Colorado author of the new book&nbsp;&quot;<em>KICKIN' BUTT AS A SINGLE PARENT</em>&quot;, it is important to spare your child's feelings by never making disparaging remarks about their other parent.&nbsp;Although that&nbsp;person&nbsp;may be&nbsp;your loathsome former p Stephen Vertucci with The Harris Law Firm Volunteers for Kids in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-with-the-harris-law-firm-volunteers-for-kids-in-fort-collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-with-the-harris-law-firm-volunteers-for-kids-in-fort-collins/comments 2011-08-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/stephen-vertucci-with-the-harris-law-firm-volunteers-for-kids-in-fort-collins <p>This past week, Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm in Fort Collins, volunteered with the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club to raise funds for &ldquo;Eat a Peach for a Third Grader&rdquo; program.&nbsp;&nbsp; This program sells western slope grown peaches to support the purchase o Helping children cope with divorce: Listen and reassure http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-children-cope-with-divorce-listen-and-reassure http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-children-cope-with-divorce-listen-and-reassure/comments 2011-08-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-children-cope-with-divorce-listen-and-reassure <h2>Helping children cope with divorce: Listen and reassure</h2> <p>Support your children by helping them to express their emotions, and commit to listening to their feelings without becoming defensive. Your&nbsp; job is&nbsp;to reassure them and address their&nbsp;fears and clear up&nbsp;misunders What is the best parenting plan? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-the-best-parenting-plan http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-the-best-parenting-plan/comments 2011-07-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-the-best-parenting-plan <p>Prospective clients on the verge of divorce&nbsp;often ask, &quot;What is the best&nbsp;parenting plan&nbsp;for our children?</p> <p>Some therapists say that depending on the age of the kids, equal time in parenting is not always the best solution. Younger children,&nbsp;infants and toddlers,&nb A "Must Read" New Book for Single Parents! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/a-must-read-new-book-for-single-parents http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/a-must-read-new-book-for-single-parents/comments 2011-07-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/a-must-read-new-book-for-single-parents <h5>This New&nbsp;Book&nbsp;by Bill McLeod is a&nbsp;&quot;Must Read&quot; for Newly Divorced and Single Parents Everywhere!</h5> <p>&nbsp;Kicking Butt as a Single Parent by Bill McLeod has 99 tips that every single parent must have!</p> <p>Go to Amazon.com to order now!</p> 2 Types of Grandparents Rights in the State of Colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2-types-of-grandparents-rights-in-the-state-of-colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2-types-of-grandparents-rights-in-the-state-of-colorado/comments 2011-07-14T15:01:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2-types-of-grandparents-rights-in-the-state-of-colorado <p><span lang="EN"> <p dir="ltr" align="left">There are two types of cases involving grandparent&rsquo;s rights:</p> <p dir="ltr" align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" align="left">1. In order to file for grandparent&rsquo;s visitation, there needs must be an existing Court action open, or the gra Kids: It's Not Your Fault! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-it-s-not-your-fault http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-it-s-not-your-fault/comments 2011-07-12T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-it-s-not-your-fault <p>Children often&nbsp;feel that they are responsible for their parents&nbsp;divorce because they remember the times they argued with their parents, or got in trouble.&nbsp;Help your children&nbsp;let go of this misconception by talking to them and addressing the following points:</p> <ul> <li Divorce Affects Children's Social Skills and Academic Progress http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-affects-children-s-social-skills-and-academic-progress http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-affects-children-s-social-skills-and-academic-progress/comments 2011-06-03T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-affects-children-s-social-skills-and-academic-progress <div class="hd">Young&nbsp;children whose parents have&nbsp;divorced not only struggle with anxiety and depression that affects their social skills&nbsp;for at least two years after the <a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/colorado-divorce.cfm">divorce</a> but they&nbsp;also have difficulty with& Colorado Divorce: Should I Introduce My Child to the Person I am Dating? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-should-i-introduce-my-child-to-the-person-i-am-dating http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-should-i-introduce-my-child-to-the-person-i-am-dating/comments 2011-05-25T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-should-i-introduce-my-child-to-the-person-i-am-dating <p>You don't tell your child everything about your life, and you don't need to introduce them to everyone you know. If you have dated a person for several weeks following your <a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/colorado-divorce.cfm">divorce</a>, you do not have to keep your dates a secret, but Dont Ask Your Child to be the "Go Between" in Your Colorado Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dont-ask-your-child-to-be-the-go-between-in-your-colorado-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dont-ask-your-child-to-be-the-go-between-in-your-colorado-divorce/comments 2011-05-12T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/dont-ask-your-child-to-be-the-go-between-in-your-colorado-divorce <p>Triangulation&nbsp;sometimes occurs during the <a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/colorado-divorce.cfm">divorce process</a> when&nbsp;a third party&nbsp;is drawn into the demise of&nbsp;a couple's relationship. At best, the Go-between&rdquo;&nbsp;can act as a mediator,&nbsp;but at worst can Attorney Stephen Vertucci Talks to High School Students About Career in Law http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-talks-to-high-school-students-about-career-in-law http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-talks-to-high-school-students-about-career-in-law/comments 2011-04-29T07:03:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-talks-to-high-school-students-about-career-in-law <p>Attorney Stephen Vertucci volunteered at the Rocky Mountain High School Career Expo this week to answer questions from graduating high school students who have an interest in becoming an attorney.&nbsp;&nbsp; Discussions ranged from describing &ldquo;a day in the life&rdquo; of an attorney, what Colorado Family Law: New Rules Will Guide Child Family Investigators http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-family-law-new-rules-will-guide-child-family-investigators http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-family-law-new-rules-will-guide-child-family-investigators/comments 2011-04-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-family-law-new-rules-will-guide-child-family-investigators <p>Please note the following changes that have been made to CJD 04-08 and JDF 1318.&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;CJD 04-08 Amended April 14, 2011 &ndash; Appointments of Child and Family Investigators Pursuant to C.R.S. 14-10-116.5</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">and rev Colorado Custody: Divorce is Difficult for Kids Too! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-divorce-is-difficult-for-kids-too http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-divorce-is-difficult-for-kids-too/comments 2011-04-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-divorce-is-difficult-for-kids-too <p>Help your kids get through this period in a manner that minimizes their stress:</p> <ul> <li>Do not&nbsp;argue in front of your children: Whether in person or on the phone, do not have heated conversations with the other parent when your children can hear what you are saying.</li> <li> Colorado Divorce: Fort Collins Family Law Cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-fort-collins-family-law-cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-fort-collins-family-law-cases/comments 2011-03-16T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-divorce-fort-collins-family-law-cases <p>For <a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/colorado-divorce.cfm">Colorado divorce </a>and child custody issues in Weld, Larimer, Boulder counties and Loveland, call The Harris Law Firm in Fort Collins. Partner Steve Vertucci and Jonathan White can be reached at 970 472 1838. The office is locate Colorado Custody: Should Unbalanced Parents Have Unsupervised Parenting Time? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-should-unbalanced-parents-have-unsupervised-parenting-time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-should-unbalanced-parents-have-unsupervised-parenting-time/comments 2011-03-08T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-custody-should-unbalanced-parents-have-unsupervised-parenting-time <p>Example:</p> <p>Per the attorneys at The Harris Law Firm, it is very possible that actor Charlie Sheen&nbsp;will have his parenting time modified&nbsp;soon.&nbsp;Sheen and his soon to be ex wife Brooke Mueller have 2 year old twin sons, &nbsp;Bob and Max,&nbsp;and&nbsp;he also has &nbsp;2 young Your Kids Need a Relationship with You and Your Ex http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-kids-need-a-relationship-with-you-and-your-ex http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-kids-need-a-relationship-with-you-and-your-ex/comments 2011-02-13T08:28:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-kids-need-a-relationship-with-you-and-your-ex <p>When you find yourself struggling&nbsp;with your former spouse regarding&nbsp;parenting issues,&nbsp;remember the following:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Your Kids Need a Relationship with Both Parents.</strong> Following a Colorado Divorce,&nbsp;it is&nbsp;important to know that your&nbsp;children Divorcing Wisely http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-wisely http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-wisely/comments 2011-01-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-wisely <p>Divorce is an unpleasant process for all concerned, but if you proceed wisely you can minimize the pain:</p> <p><a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/process.cfm?task=admin.editPage&amp;pageId=345">http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/process.cfm?task=admin.editPage&amp;pageId=345</a></p> <p>Locate Merry Christmas at The Arapahoe House from The Harris Law Firm! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/merry-christmas-at-the-arapahoe-house-from-the-harris-law-firm http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/merry-christmas-at-the-arapahoe-house-from-the-harris-law-firm/comments 2010-12-27T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/merry-christmas-at-the-arapahoe-house-from-the-harris-law-firm <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" align="center"><a href="http://www.arapahoehouse.org/"><b><font face="Arial"><span lang="EN">www.arapahoehouse.org</span></font><span style="display: none" id="1293489143766E">&nbsp;</span></b></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left" dir="ltr">J What is a "No Fault" Divorce? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-no-fault-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-no-fault-divorce/comments 2010-12-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-no-fault-divorce <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;A &quot;No fault&quot; divorce means that the Colorado divorce courts do not inquire into the reasons for the dissolution of marriage. The reasons for your divorce or legal separation may include issues like infidelity, lack of communication, and/or problems regarding money. Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-children-cope-with-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-children-cope-with-divorce/comments 2010-12-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-children-cope-with-divorce <div class="advisorybox"> <h3>What I need from my mom and dad: A child&rsquo;s list of wants</h3> <ul> <li>I need both of you to stay involved in my life. Please write letters, make phone calls, and ask me lots of questions. When you don&rsquo;t stay involved, I feel like I&rsquo;m not import The Cost of High Conflict Marriages and Divorces http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-cost-of-high-conflict-marriages-and-divorces http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-cost-of-high-conflict-marriages-and-divorces/comments 2010-11-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-cost-of-high-conflict-marriages-and-divorces <p>In my work with children and families over the years, I have seen many children who are caught up in the conflict of their parents, whether they are together or not. Next to abuse and abandonment, seeing children involved in a high conflict <a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/colorado-child-c Helping Your Kids Cope During the Divorce Process http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-cope-during-the-divorce-process http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-cope-during-the-divorce-process/comments 2010-10-29T08:25:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-cope-during-the-divorce-process <p style="text-align: left">Although divorce is a painful and difficult transition for you and your spouse, it is important to remember that a divorce or legal separation is also a challenging time for your kids.</p> <p>To help your&nbsp;children&nbsp;through this trying time, we have provided a li Partner Stephen Vertucci Promotes Literacy in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/partner-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-in-fort-collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/partner-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-in-fort-collins/comments 2010-10-15T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/partner-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-in-fort-collins <p>As a part of the Fort Collins Rotary Breakfast Club, Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, sells Palisade peaches to raise funds to purchase hard cover, color dictionaries to be given to each third grader in the Poudre Valley school district.&nbsp; The program is a part of Rotary RE Kids' Divorce Art Gallery - Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-divorce-art-gallery-helping-kids-cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-divorce-art-gallery-helping-kids-cope/comments 2010-09-21T06:28:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-divorce-art-gallery-helping-kids-cope <div style="font-size: 11px"><font class="head2" color="#663399">From the Colorado Center for Divorce Mediation, please visit their</font><br /> <br /> Kids&rsquo; Divorce Art Gallery:&nbsp; Expressive Imagery of Children's Experience of Divorce</div> <p class="largebody">To access, please go to The best parenting plan allows both parents to be involved in the life of the child. http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-best-parenting-plan-allows-both-parents-to-be-involved-in-the-life-of-the-child http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-best-parenting-plan-allows-both-parents-to-be-involved-in-the-life-of-the-child/comments 2010-09-15T08:02:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-best-parenting-plan-allows-both-parents-to-be-involved-in-the-life-of-the-child <p align="justify"><font size="2" face="Arial">Children of divorce&nbsp;need to be allowed to&nbsp;have healthy and separate&nbsp;relationships with both parents.&nbsp; If&nbsp;one&nbsp;parent&nbsp;&nbsp;has&nbsp;a strained relationship with&nbsp;the other parent, and/or decides that the behavior of The "Pack to School" Program! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-pack-to-school-program http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-pack-to-school-program/comments 2010-09-03T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-pack-to-school-program <p>Stephen Vertucci, a partner with The Harris Law Firm, recently volunteered for the Education &amp; Life Training Center's &quot;Pack 2 School&quot; program in Fort Collins. For over 40 years, the center has provided children of income qualified&nbsp;families&nbsp;with new school supplies. The pro What I need from my mom and dad: A child’s list of wants http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-i-need-from-my-mom-and-dad-a-child-s-list-of-wants http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-i-need-from-my-mom-and-dad-a-child-s-list-of-wants/comments 2010-07-28T01:09:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-i-need-from-my-mom-and-dad-a-child-s-list-of-wants <div class="advisorybox"> <ul> <li>I need both of you to stay involved in my life. Please write letters, make phone calls, and ask me lots of questions. When you don&rsquo;t stay involved, I feel like I&rsquo;m not important and that you don&rsquo;t really love me.</li> <li>Please stop fi Divorce Not Always Bad for Kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-not-always-bad-for-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-not-always-bad-for-kids/comments 2010-07-01T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-not-always-bad-for-kids <p>New study shows that divorce is not always bad for the kids. To access this article, please click here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/divorce-not-always-bad-for-kids">http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/divorce-not-always-bad-for-kids</a></p> Preserving Children's Rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/preserving-children-s-rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/preserving-children-s-rights/comments 2010-06-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/preserving-children-s-rights <p>Rich Harris of The Harris Law Firm and Representative Debbie Benefield, D-Arvada&nbsp;worked to help pass Bill 1097.&nbsp; The bill was designed to protect the children of unmarried parents, allowing them the same rights as those of divorced parents. The bill fixes an anomaly in the Colorado fami Rich Harris Urges Parents to Put Children First in Divorce Cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-urges-parents-to-put-children-first-in-divorce-cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-urges-parents-to-put-children-first-in-divorce-cases/comments 2010-06-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-urges-parents-to-put-children-first-in-divorce-cases <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="left" dir="ltr"> Rich Harris commented&nbsp;this week&nbsp;on a local radio show on the impact of divorce on children. Decades of studies show that the magnitude of the harm on children is commensurate with the level of conflict during the divorce. Harris urged couples Helping Your Kids Adjust to Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-adjust-to-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-adjust-to-divorce/comments 2010-06-03T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-your-kids-adjust-to-divorce <p>When you and your spouse are going through a divorce, there are many ways in which you can be of assistance to your&nbsp;children. But most importantly, your positive attitude, ongoing patience, reassurance, and consistent willingness to listen to your children's concerns can minimize your kids a Your Children Come First http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-come-first http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-come-first/comments 2010-05-28T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-come-first <p>Even though your&nbsp;entire family&nbsp;must deal&nbsp;with the challenges inherent in the divorce process, you can help&nbsp;your&nbsp;children cope with your pending divorce by taking&nbsp;care of yourself. Make sure that you have a healthy support system of friends, family and mental health p Your Children are not Responsible for Your Colorado Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-are-not-responsible-for-your-colorado-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-are-not-responsible-for-your-colorado-divorce/comments 2010-05-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/your-children-are-not-responsible-for-your-colorado-divorce <h3>Clearing up misunderstandings</h3> <p>Many kids believe that they had something to do with the divorce, recalling times they argued with their parents, received poor grades, or got in trouble. You can help your kids let go of this misconception.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Set the record straigh Putting the Children First http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/putting-the-children-first http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/putting-the-children-first/comments 2010-05-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/putting-the-children-first <p>&quot;The best interests of the children&quot; is a phrase used in Colorado family law matters&nbsp;to determine the division of parental responsibilities. The Colorado courts consider many factors to define the best interests of the children involved, but perhaps the most important is if parents Helping Kids Survive Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-survive-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-survive-divorce/comments 2010-04-29T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/helping-kids-survive-divorce <p>Top 3 Tips to Help Your Kids Survive Your Divorce:</p> <ol> <li>Establish an appropriate support system for the kids, through peers, extended family, school counselors and teachers.</li> <li>Each parent should get their own support system&hellip;parents should not rely on their childre Attorney Mike Cheroutes Handles International Child Abduction Cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-mike-cheroutes-handles-international-child-abduction-cases http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-mike-cheroutes-handles-international-child-abduction-cases/comments 2009-12-24T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-mike-cheroutes-handles-international-child-abduction-cases <p>The Brazilian Supreme court ruled yesterday&nbsp;that nine-year-old <strong>Sean Goldman,</strong> who is currently residing in <strong>Brazil,</strong> be returned to his father, David Goldman, a U.S.&nbsp;citizen. The court's decision in this custody case came&nbsp;just after&nbsp;another rulin New Years Resolution:Healing the Pain of Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-years-resolution-healing-the-pain-of-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-years-resolution-healing-the-pain-of-divorce/comments 2009-12-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-years-resolution-healing-the-pain-of-divorce <p><span style="font-size: x-small"><img class="left size-full wp-image-1877" title="Heidi #1" alt="Heidi #1" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Heidi-12.JPG" />For people facing the pain of divorce or separation, the New Year is a good time to commit to the healing process. A marital breakup Orders of Protection http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/orders-of-protection http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/orders-of-protection/comments 2009-12-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/orders-of-protection <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1848" title="Jenny Wray" alt="Jenny Wray" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/Jenny-Wray9.jpg" />Orders of protection&nbsp;can be obtained&nbsp;by individuals to prevent stalking, abuse, or the threat of abuse.&nbsp; At the initial court appearance, the p Attorney Stephen Vertucci Promotes Literacy Program in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-program-in-fort-collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-program-in-fort-collins/comments 2009-11-18T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-stephen-vertucci-promotes-literacy-program-in-fort-collins <p><img width="95" height="133" alt="Steve Vertucci" src="/images/blog/Steve-Vertucci10.jpg" title="Steve Vertucci" class="left size-full wp-image-1800" />Stephen Vertucci, a family law attorney with The Harris Law Firm and a member of the Rotary READ Committee, recently traveled to St. Joseph&rsquo The Determination of Paternity - Who's Your Daddy? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-determination-of-paternity-who-s-your-daddy http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-determination-of-paternity-who-s-your-daddy/comments 2009-11-12T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-determination-of-paternity-who-s-your-daddy <p>Michael Cheroutes, Jr., a partner at The Harris Law Firm say, &quot;The father's name that appears on the birth certificate is not the final determination of paternity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Generally, the father who is named on the birth certificate can institute a paternity proceeding and request genetic Attorney Jennie Wray to Ski at the Pink Chase Fundraiser! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-jennie-wray-to-ski-at-the-pink-chase-fundraiser http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-jennie-wray-to-ski-at-the-pink-chase-fundraiser/comments 2009-11-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-jennie-wray-to-ski-at-the-pink-chase-fundraiser <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1768" title="Jenny Wray 0011" alt="Jenny Wray 0011" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Jenny-Wray-00117.jpg" />&quot;Pink Chase&quot; is an upcoming&nbsp;fundraiser that&nbsp;will allow women of all ages and disciplines to&nbsp;get involved in an all wom Claiming Your Child as a Tax Deduction http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/claiming-your-child-as-a-tax-deduction http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/claiming-your-child-as-a-tax-deduction/comments 2009-11-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/claiming-your-child-as-a-tax-deduction <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1753" title="Ryann 0013" alt="Ryann 0013" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Ryann-00133.jpg" />Unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties, the Colorado court shall allocate the right to claim dependent children for income tax purposes between the parti Balloon Boy - Is it Abuse? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/balloon-boy-is-it-abuse http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/balloon-boy-is-it-abuse/comments 2009-10-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/balloon-boy-is-it-abuse <p style="text-align: center;">Balloon Boy &ndash; Is it Abuse?<br /> <br /> <img width="95" height="132" alt="Rich Harris" src="/images/blog/Rich-Harris7.jpg" title="Rich Harris" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1688" />There is a public outcry over the recent incident involving 6-year old, Have the Parents Endangered Colorado's Balloon Boy? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/have-the-parents-endangered-colorado-s-balloon-boy http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/have-the-parents-endangered-colorado-s-balloon-boy/comments 2009-10-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/have-the-parents-endangered-colorado-s-balloon-boy <p style="text-align: left"><img class="size-full wp-image-1682 " title="Rich Harris" alt="Rich Harris" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Rich-Harris5.jpg" />In spite of public outcry to have Colorado Social Services remove the &ldquo;Balloon Boy&rdquo; from his parental home, the question r International Child Abduction in Japan http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/international-child-abduction-in-japan http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/international-child-abduction-in-japan/comments 2009-10-16T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/international-child-abduction-in-japan <p>On Friday, October 16th, U.S. Ambassador John Roos and ambassadors from Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand and Spain urged Japan to resolve a growing number of international child custody disputes.&nbsp;&nbsp;On October 15th, Japanese police freed an American man accused of&nb Christy Brinkley's Ex-Husband Wants Her in Jail http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/christy-brinkley-s-ex-husband-wants-her-in-jail http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/christy-brinkley-s-ex-husband-wants-her-in-jail/comments 2009-10-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/christy-brinkley-s-ex-husband-wants-her-in-jail <p> A year after their divorce, supermodel Christy Brinkley and her philandering ex husband Peter Cook fought a new battle in a New York courtroom yesterday. Both parties charged the other with violating terms of their settlement. Unable to come to an agreement, a subsequent hearing will be held o Kate Plus Eight, Plus Alimony? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kate-plus-eight-plus-alimony http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kate-plus-eight-plus-alimony/comments 2009-09-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kate-plus-eight-plus-alimony <h1><img class="left size-full wp-image-1600" title="Hollie Hinton" alt="Hollie Hinton" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Hollie-Hinton7.jpg" />Jon Gosselin Puts Divorce On Hold</h1> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> <div><br /> <br /> <a style="background-image: none; border-bottom: darkgreen 1px d Divorcing when one party is living out of state http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-when-one-party-is-living-out-of-state http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-when-one-party-is-living-out-of-state/comments 2009-09-29T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorcing-when-one-party-is-living-out-of-state <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1595" title="Steve Vertucci" alt="Steve Vertucci" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/Steve-Vertucci7.jpg" />If you can work out an agreement with your soon to be former spouse, you do not necessarily have to be present for any part of the proceeds. &nbsp Free Seminar at The Harris Law Firm http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/free-seminar-at-the-harris-law-firm http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/free-seminar-at-the-harris-law-firm/comments 2009-09-10T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/free-seminar-at-the-harris-law-firm <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1518" title="Elissa Bercovitz" alt="Elissa Bercovitz" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/Elissa-Bercovitz3.jpg" />The Harris Law Firm's free &quot;Questions About Divorce Seminar&quot; will be held on Tuesday, September 15th from 12 pm to 1pm at the firm Out of State Parenting Time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/out-of-state-parenting-time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/out-of-state-parenting-time/comments 2009-08-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/out-of-state-parenting-time <p><img width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Peggy-Walker2.jpg" alt="Peggy Walker" title="Peggy Walker" class="left size-full wp-image-1420" /><span style="font-family: Calibri,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">If your child is spending time with their other parent in a s New Guidebook for Those Considering Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-guidebook-for-those-considering-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-guidebook-for-those-considering-divorce/comments 2009-08-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/new-guidebook-for-those-considering-divorce <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1425" title="Kevin Massaro" alt="Kevin Massaro" width="95" height="143" src="/images/blog/Kevin-Massaro4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> For individuals contemplating divorce, a free guidebook offers answers to many questions they may be asking themselves, and some they No More Wrestling With Parents Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/no-more-wrestling-with-parents-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/no-more-wrestling-with-parents-divorce/comments 2009-08-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/no-more-wrestling-with-parents-divorce <p>Brooke Hogan, daughter of wrestler &quot;Hulk Hogan&quot;, was overjoyed when she heard the news that her parents divorce was over. Not the typical response of a child who parents are separating, but when the national tabloids are covering your parents divorce, it makes sense.&nbsp; &quot;I was r Summer Vacations with Your Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/summer-vacations-with-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/summer-vacations-with-your-children/comments 2009-08-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/summer-vacations-with-your-children <p style="text-align: left; margin-bottom: 0pt"> <span style="font-size: x-small">Some parenting plans require that a parent get approval from the other parent prior to travel, so it is important review the provisions prior to making your summer travel plans for your children. It the agreement is Mom of King of Pop Gets the Kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/mom-of-king-of-pop-gets-the-kids http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/mom-of-king-of-pop-gets-the-kids/comments 2009-07-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/mom-of-king-of-pop-gets-the-kids <p><span><img class="left size-full wp-image-1363" title="Harris Law" alt="Harris Law" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Harris-Law3.jpg" />K</span>atherine Jackson will raise her son's 3 children under an agreement with the King of Pop's ex-wife, who will have visitation rights under the su Kids Better Off With Both Biological Parents http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-better-off-with-both-biological-parents http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-better-off-with-both-biological-parents/comments 2009-07-27T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/kids-better-off-with-both-biological-parents <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1330" title="Hollie Hinton" alt="Hollie Hinton" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Hollie-Hinton1.jpg" />Sara McLanahan, single mom, Princeton Sociologist and author of&nbsp; &quot;Growing Up with a Single Parent: What Hurts, What Helps&quot; has studied Couples Counseling: Doing the Work http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/couples-counseling-doing-the-work http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/couples-counseling-doing-the-work/comments 2009-07-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/couples-counseling-doing-the-work <p> Many couples try counseling, but find that the therapist is not providing them with the answers they need to fix to their problems.&nbsp; It&#39;s important for couples to realize that it is not the therapist who will repair your relationship, but you who must be committed to finding the answe Workshop for Kids of Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/workshop-for-kids-of-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/workshop-for-kids-of-divorce/comments 2009-07-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/workshop-for-kids-of-divorce <p><img class="left size-full wp-image-1298" title="Peggy Walker" alt="Peggy Walker" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/Peggy-Walker.jpg" />United Action for Youth (UAY) in Iowa City will be providing kids with educational workshops to deal with their parents divorce. People who have filed fo Will a Modification of the Parenting Plan Supplant the Original Court http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-a-modification-of-the-parenting-plan-supplant-the-original-court http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-a-modification-of-the-parenting-plan-supplant-the-original-court/comments 2009-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-a-modification-of-the-parenting-plan-supplant-the-original-court <p><span style="font-family: Calibri,Verdana,Helvetica,Arial"><span style="font-size: 11pt"><img class="left size-full wp-image-1254" title="Camille Mulholland" alt="Camille Mulholland" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/Camille-Mulholland.jpg" />Generally, when there is a modification of a p The Harris Law Firm Profile is Now on Linked In http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-profile-is-now-on-linked-in http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-profile-is-now-on-linked-in/comments 2009-07-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-profile-is-now-on-linked-in <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/07/rich-harris.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1225" title="rich-harris" alt="" width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/07/rich-harris.jpg" /></a>Check out The Harris Law Firm on Linked In!</p> The Harris Law Firm is Now on Facebook! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-is-now-on-facebook http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-is-now-on-facebook/comments 2009-07-06T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-harris-law-firm-is-now-on-facebook <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/07/rich.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1221" title="rich" alt="" width="125" height="125" src="/images/blog/2009/07/rich.jpg" /></a>Check out The Harris Law Firm's new profile on Facebook for recent updates from the firm!<br /> <br /> Enter Harris Law F Therapists Suggest Divorce Counseling for the Gosselins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/therapists-suggest-divorce-counseling-for-the-gosselins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/therapists-suggest-divorce-counseling-for-the-gosselins/comments 2009-06-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/therapists-suggest-divorce-counseling-for-the-gosselins <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/camille-mulholland.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1189" title="camille-mulholland" alt="" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/2009/06/camille-mulholland.jpg" /></a>When a salvaging a difficult marriage is beyond hope, therapists today will often Michael Jackson - the Husband and the Divorces. http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/michael-jackson-the-husband-and-the-divorces http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/michael-jackson-the-husband-and-the-divorces/comments 2009-06-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/michael-jackson-the-husband-and-the-divorces <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/hollie-hinton2.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1184" title="hollie-hinton2" alt="" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2009/06/hollie-hinton2.jpg" /></a>Following allegations of sexual molestation charges involving a 13 year boy in 1993, Michael J Earl Spencer Plans Out of Court Settlement to Avoid Publicity http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/earl-spencer-plans-out-of-court-settlement-to-avoid-publicity http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/earl-spencer-plans-out-of-court-settlement-to-avoid-publicity/comments 2009-06-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/earl-spencer-plans-out-of-court-settlement-to-avoid-publicity <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/heidi-culbertson4.jpg"><img width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/06/heidi-culbertson4.jpg" alt="" title="heidi-culbertson4" class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1178" /></a>Lawyers for Earl Spencer, the 45 year old younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wale The Long Distance Parenting Plan http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-long-distance-parenting-plan http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-long-distance-parenting-plan/comments 2009-06-24T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-long-distance-parenting-plan <p>When drafting a long distance parenting plan, it is important to consider the following:<br /> <br /> How far in advance must travel arrangements be made?<br /> <br /> How will you communicate with your former spouse about travel plans for your child?<br /> <br /> If your child is too young Jon and Kate- Will their "Nesting" Arrangement Work? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-will-their-nesting-arrangement-work http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-will-their-nesting-arrangement-work/comments 2009-06-23T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-will-their-nesting-arrangement-work <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/rich-harris2.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1158" title="rich-harris2" alt="" width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/06/rich-harris2.jpg" /></a>Last night, after months of speculation, reality stars Jon and Kate Gosselin announced on their hit Actors Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford to Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actors-jane-kaczmarek-and-bradley-whitford-to-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actors-jane-kaczmarek-and-bradley-whitford-to-divorce/comments 2009-06-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actors-jane-kaczmarek-and-bradley-whitford-to-divorce <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/harris-law2.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1149" title="harris-law2" alt="" width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/06/harris-law2.jpg" /></a>Actress Jane Kaczmarek, formerly of Malcolm in the Middle, and actor Bradley Whitford, formerly of The Jon and Kate Plus 8 Headed for Divorce? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-plus-8-headed-for-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-plus-8-headed-for-divorce/comments 2009-06-01T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/jon-and-kate-plus-8-headed-for-divorce <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/06/heidi-culbertson.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1040" title="heidi-culbertson" alt="" width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/06/heidi-culbertson.jpg" /></a>Reality TV stars, Jon and Kate, don't appear to be thinking much about their 8 children Rich Harris on the Tom Martino Show - Fox 31 News http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-on-the-tom-martino-show-fox-31-news http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-on-the-tom-martino-show-fox-31-news/comments 2009-05-29T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-on-the-tom-martino-show-fox-31-news <p> <a href="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris3.jpg"><img alt="" class="left size-medium wp-image-1035" height="125" src="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris3.jpg" title="rich-harris3" width="89" /></a>President and Managing Partner of The Harris Law Firm, Rich Harris will appear on the Tom Martino Sh 2009 Eventful Year for Octo-Mel! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2009-eventful-year-for-octo-mel http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2009-eventful-year-for-octo-mel/comments 2009-05-27T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/2009-eventful-year-for-octo-mel <p> Only 6 weeks after Mel Gibson&#39;s wife filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage, Mel announced that he and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieve are expecting a child. The 53 year old actor has 7 children with wife Robyn, but they have been separated for almost 3 years. Teased by Jay Leno, host o Sean Penn Calls Off Divorce for the 2nd Time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/sean-penn-calls-off-divorce-for-the-2nd-time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/sean-penn-calls-off-divorce-for-the-2nd-time/comments 2009-05-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/sean-penn-calls-off-divorce-for-the-2nd-time <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/05/harris-law4.jpg"><img class="left size-thumbnail wp-image-1001" title="harris-law4" alt="" width="107" height="150" src="/images/blog/2009/05/harris-law4.jpg" /></a>Oscar winning actor Sean Penn who recently filed for divorce for the second time in 16 months, has now Rich Harris Discusses Family Law on Tom Martino Show http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-discusses-family-law-on-tom-martino-show http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-discusses-family-law-on-tom-martino-show/comments 2009-05-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-discusses-family-law-on-tom-martino-show <p> <a href="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris1.jpg"><img alt="" class="left size-medium wp-image-996" height="122" src="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris1.jpg" title="rich-harris1" width="87" /></a>Rich Harris, President and Managing Partner of The Harris Law Firm, discussed the modification of par Rich Harris & Tom Martino 630 KHOW Wednesdays at 12:30 pm http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-tom-martino-630-khow-wednesdays-at-12-30-pm http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-tom-martino-630-khow-wednesdays-at-12-30-pm/comments 2009-05-20T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rich-harris-tom-martino-630-khow-wednesdays-at-12-30-pm <p> <a href="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris.jpg"><img alt="" class="left size-medium wp-image-984" height="108" src="/images/blog/2009/05/rich-harris.jpg" title="rich-harris" width="77" /></a>Rich Harris will appear on the Tom Martino Show, 630 KHOW,&nbsp; on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm to discuss Co Attorney Margaret Walker Named Pro Bono Coordinator http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-margaret-walker-named-pro-bono-coordinator http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-margaret-walker-named-pro-bono-coordinator/comments 2009-05-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-margaret-walker-named-pro-bono-coordinator <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/05/richard-harris1.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-915" title="richard-harris1" alt="" width="95" height="143" src="/images/blog/2009/05/richard-harris1.jpg" /></a>Rich Harris, President and Managing Partner of The Harris Law Firm in Denver, Colorado is ple Supporting Children from Different Marriages http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/supporting-children-from-different-marriages http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/supporting-children-from-different-marriages/comments 2009-05-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/supporting-children-from-different-marriages <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/05/kevin-massaro.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-905" title="kevin-massaro" alt="" width="95" height="143" src="/images/blog/2009/05/kevin-massaro.jpg" /></a>The obligation to support a child of a previous marriage does not end when a parent remarries and has Colorado's Family Law Team http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-s-family-law-team http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-s-family-law-team/comments 2009-05-01T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-s-family-law-team <p style="text-align: center"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1986" title="20100211 Group Photo Blog Size" alt="20100211 Group Photo Blog Size" width="342" height="205" src="/images/blog/20100211-Group-Photo-Blog-Size.jpg" /></p> How Children Can Adjust to Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/how-children-can-adjust-to-divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/how-children-can-adjust-to-divorce/comments 2009-04-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/how-children-can-adjust-to-divorce <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/04/erica-vargas.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-797" title="erica-vargas" alt="" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/2009/04/erica-vargas.jpg" /></a>Author Nancy Holyoke's new book, &quot;A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents Divorce: How to Land on Your The End of the Special Advocate http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-end-of-the-special-advocate http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-end-of-the-special-advocate/comments 2009-03-19T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/the-end-of-the-special-advocate <p> In 2005, the Colorado Governor signed into law a revised version of the special advocate statute. Although this term is sometimes still used, this revised statute created very different positions and gave distinct qualifications, duties and responsibilities. To view this article in its entiret Determining Parenting Time in Colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/determining-parenting-time-in-colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/determining-parenting-time-in-colorado/comments 2009-03-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/determining-parenting-time-in-colorado <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/03/hollie-hinton1.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-663" title="hollie-hinton1" alt="" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2009/03/hollie-hinton1.jpg" /></a>Parenting time in the State of Colorado is decided according to the best interests of the child st Emancipation Under Colorado Law http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/emancipation-under-colorado-law http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/emancipation-under-colorado-law/comments 2009-03-04T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/emancipation-under-colorado-law <p>Emancipation is a far more complicated issue than most people realize. The State of Colorado recognizes different ages of emancipation depending on the legal matter in question. Generally, a minor will be deemed emancipated if the minor is lawfully married, has joined the military, or can otherwi Step Parent Adoption http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/step-parent-adoption http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/step-parent-adoption/comments 2009-02-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/step-parent-adoption <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/02/elissa-bercovitz1.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-587" title="elissa-bercovitz1" alt="" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/2009/02/elissa-bercovitz1.jpg" /></a>For a step-parent to adopt a child in the State of Colorado, they must be married to the Parental Alientation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parental-alientation http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parental-alientation/comments 2009-01-29T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/parental-alientation <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/01/camille-mulholland.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-449" title="camille-mulholland" alt="" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/2009/01/camille-mulholland.jpg" /></a>Often times during a child custody and/or child support dispute, the parents act in wa Protecting Children After a Parent Dies http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-after-a-parent-dies http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-after-a-parent-dies/comments 2009-01-09T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-after-a-parent-dies <p>When a parent dies, the court will appoint a guardian to care and supervise a minor child until the child reaches the age of majority. So the court will not appoint someone of whom you would not approve, it is best to appoint a guardian in your will.<br /> <br /> To view this article in it's en What is a Child Family Investigator (CFI)? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-child-family-investigator-cfi http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-child-family-investigator-cfi/comments 2009-01-07T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/what-is-a-child-family-investigator-cfi <p> A CFI is an individual appointed by the court to conduct an investigation and make recommendations to the court regarding parental decision making responsibilities and parenting time. The CFI is usually a licensed&nbsp; therapist or has a background in psychology and/or counseling.</p> Create a Foundation for a New Beginning http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/create-a-foundation-for-a-new-beginning http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/create-a-foundation-for-a-new-beginning/comments 2009-01-05T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/create-a-foundation-for-a-new-beginning <p><a href="/images/blog/2009/01/hollie-hinton.jpg"><img width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2009/01/hollie-hinton.jpg" alt="" title="hollie-hinton" class="left size-medium wp-image-321" /></a>There is no quick and easy method for working through the pain of divorce, but you must be aware that Actor Alec Baldwin Writes Divorce Guide for Men http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-alec-baldwin-writes-divorce-guide-for-men http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-alec-baldwin-writes-divorce-guide-for-men/comments 2008-12-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/actor-alec-baldwin-writes-divorce-guide-for-men <p><a href="/images/blog/2008/12/steve-vertucci2.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-303" title="steve-vertucci2" alt="" width="95" height="133" src="/images/blog/2008/12/steve-vertucci2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Actor Alec Baldwin, who stars with actress/writer Tina Fey on the NBC sitcom, & When Can A Child Decide? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/when-can-a-child-decide http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/when-can-a-child-decide/comments 2008-12-30T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/when-can-a-child-decide <p><a href="/images/blog/2008/12/peggy-walker4.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-298" title="peggy-walker4" alt="" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2008/12/peggy-walker4.jpg" /></a>Many states in the US will allow children to decide with whom they wish to reside when they reach a c Divorce: What to Tell Your Children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-what-to-tell-your-children http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-what-to-tell-your-children/comments 2008-12-22T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/divorce-what-to-tell-your-children <p> It is important to be honest with your children during the divorce process. Speak to them in a direct manner and emphasize that your separation is permanent. Reassure them that the divorce is not their fault. Stress that the stabiliity and structure of their lives will remain constant, and the Rights of an Unwed Father http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father/comments 2008-12-16T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/rights-of-an-unwed-father <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/images/blog/2008/12/anna-paschke.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-258" title="anna-paschke" alt="" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2008/12/anna-paschke.jpg" /></a>It is difficult to say with any certainty what rights an unwed father has prior t Protecting Children from Parental Abductions http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-from-parental-abductions http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-from-parental-abductions/comments 2008-11-26T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/protecting-children-from-parental-abductions <p><a href="/images/blog/2008/12/richard-harris1.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-181" title="richard-harris1" alt="" width="95" height="143" src="/images/blog/2008/12/richard-harris1.jpg" /></a>In the absence of an existing court order, there can be no custodial abduction and either paren Will the Court Consider a Child's Wishes Regarding Parenting Time? http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-the-court-consider-a-child-s-wishes-regarding-parenting-time http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-the-court-consider-a-child-s-wishes-regarding-parenting-time/comments 2008-11-13T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/will-the-court-consider-a-child-s-wishes-regarding-parenting-time <p><a href="/images/blog/2008/11/hollie-hinton.jpg"><img class="left size-medium wp-image-112" title="hollie-hinton" alt="" width="95" height="132" src="/images/blog/2008/11/hollie-hinton.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Colorado courts do not have to take into consideration a child's wishes regarding par Colorado Parenting Time and Child Support http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-child-support http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-child-support/comments 2008-10-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/colorado-parenting-time-and-child-support <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>Colorado</span><span> law favors meaningful and continuing contact between both parents and the child following a divorce. Couples&nbsp;who separate usually arrive at a parenting plan in one of two ways: Either the parties come to an agreement as to how the res Grandparents Rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/grandparents-rights http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/grandparents-rights/comments 2008-10-21T00:00:00-06:00 Helping Kids Cope http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/grandparents-rights <p><span>A grandparent has the right to petition for visitation if the parents are divorced or separated.<span> </span>However, in order t<span class="documentbody1">o rebut due process presumptions in favor of the parent deciding on appropriate visitation with the grandparents, the grandparents m The Firm Receives the 2009 Pro Bono Achievement Award http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/pro-bono-award 2010-05-06T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/pro-bono-award <p style="text-align: center"><img height="205" width="342" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/20100211%20Group%20Photo%20Blog%20Size.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado has awarded The Harris Law Firm with the Pro Bono Achievement Award for 2009 in appreciation for the firm The ABA Military Pro Bono Project http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/ABA-Military 2010-05-07T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/ABA-Military <p style="text-align: center"><img width="342" height="205" alt="" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/20100211%20Group%20Photo%20Blog%20Size.jpg" /></p> <p>The Harris Law Firm supports the&nbsp;American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project to connect active-duty military personnel and their famil The Harris Law Firm Cooks! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Ronald-McDonald 2010-05-20T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Ronald-McDonald <p><img height="768" width="1024" src="/uploads/userfiles/image/ronald%20mcd.jpg" alt="" />On Wednesday, May 19th, the staff of The Harris Law Firm provided a hearty Italian dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House who have children in treatment at Childrens Hospital</p> The Harris Law Firm Sponsors Underwearness at the Denver Zoo http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Underwearness-2011 2011-07-25T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Underwearness-2011 <p>Thank you to all of you who participated in this year&rsquo;s event!&nbsp; Underwearness, a Denver non-profit whose mission is to&nbsp;provide new undergarmets for kids&nbsp;from economically&nbsp;challenged families, &nbsp;was&nbsp;successful in collecting more than 1,000 pairs of underwear and Stephen Vertucci Volunteers with "Pack 2 School" http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/pack-2-school 2011-08-15T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/pack-2-school <p>This past week, Stephen Vertucci, Partner with Harris Law Firm in Fort Collins, volunteered with the &ldquo;Pack 2 School&rdquo; program in Fort Collins which provides free back packs full of school supplies to low income families in the Fort Collins area.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s program, sponsor THE HARRIS LAW FIRM SPONSORS INTERNET SAFETY for COLORADO KIDS http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/internet-safety-for-co-kids 2012-07-02T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/internet-safety-for-co-kids <div style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 12pt">Mike Harris, Investigator</span></div> <div style="text-align: center; margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 12pt">1st Judicial District Attorney's Office</span></div> <div style="text-align: center; margin: Stephen Vertucci Recognized for his Service with Rotary http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/vertucci-rotary 2012-07-12T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/vertucci-rotary <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, was recognized for his service with the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club this past week as the vocational services committee member of the year.&nbsp; In this role, Mr. Vertucci helped coordinate a Hollie A. Hinton Presents to Rangeview High School Students at the Constitution Day Project http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/hollie-hinton-constitution-day 2012-09-18T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/hollie-hinton-constitution-day <p><span style="font-size: 9pt">The&nbsp; Byron White Center launched the Colorado Law Constitution Day Project in September of 2011.</span><span style="font-size: 9pt">This year, 80 CU Law students, several Law School faculty members, and 30 local lawyers paired up to visit over 100 classrooms all Help The Harris Law Firm Support the Adoption Exchange! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Tennis-Event 2013-06-25T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Tennis-Event <p> For LOVE SET MATCH, a tennis event for The Adoption Exchange<br /> Saturday, August 17, 2013<br /> 6:00-9:00 pm<br /> Gates Tennis Center at 3300 Bayaud, Denver, 80209<br /> Denver, CO<br /> Cost to play: $30<br /> Spectator: $20 at the door<br /> Register at: Gates Tennis Center Helping Your Kids Cope with Your Divorce http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/help-kids-cope-divorce 2013-07-30T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/help-kids-cope-divorce <p> Amy Pickett-Williams- LCSW- works with children of divorce. She helps them cope with the transitions associated with having parents who have separated and works with children as young as 3 years old.&nbsp; Her focus is help minimize the trauma associated with having parents who live in separat Stephen Vertucci Volunteering with Rotary to Help Kids in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Volunteering-Fort-Collins-2013 2013-08-16T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Volunteering-Fort-Collins-2013 <p> Each year, the Harris Law Firm in Fort Collins supports the Rotary Club&#39;s efforts to sell palisades peaches to raise funds to purchase hardcover dictionaries for every third grade student in the Fort Collins/Loveland school districts. However, this year, due to inclement weather conditions Love Set Match -The Adoption Exchange Raises Funds Via a Tennis Tournament! http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/adoption-exchange-tennis 2013-08-20T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/adoption-exchange-tennis <p> The very well attended LOVE SET MATCH tennis tournment on Saturday August 17th at The Gates Tennis Center in Cherry Creek helped to raise funds for the Adoption Exchange. Sylvia Brownfield, a family law attorney at The Harris Law Firm, volunteered her time and expertise on the court to help th Brooke Silverthorn, a Paralegal at The Harris Law Firm, is Giving Back to the Community http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Brooke-Silverthorn-Childhood-Cancer-Research 2013-08-29T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Brooke-Silverthorn-Childhood-Cancer-Research <p> On August 10, 2013, Brooke Silverthorn, a paralegal at The Harris Law Firm, participated in the annual <em>Cure Search Walk </em>at City Park in Denver.&nbsp; Brooke and her two daughters joined the family and friends of Ms.Amanda Elaine Carter, a beautiful young girl who lost her battle with Our Legal Professionals are Making a Difference in the Community http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Making-a-difference 2013-09-13T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Making-a-difference <p> Jenny Kang, a Certified Paralegal with The Harris Law Firm has been donating her time to provide support to the children at The Family Tree&rsquo;s &ldquo;House of Hope&rdquo;. This organization is dedicated to providing safe shelter and resources for homeless women with children. These famili Colorado Family Law: Case Law Update http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/case-law-update 2013-09-26T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/case-law-update <p> Case Law Update: by Katherine Ellis, Esq. of The Harris Law Firm<br /> <br /> On September 9, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court decided an important case regarding the right to intervene in dependency and neglect cases.&nbsp; At issue was whether parents, grandparents, relatives, and foster Colorado Divorce: The Role of Experts to Assist in Parenting Matters http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/CFI-PRE 2013-10-24T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/CFI-PRE <p>Sometimes, in matters where parental responsibilities are in dispute, the Court will appoint a Child and Family Investigator (&ldquo;CFI&rdquo;) or Parental Responsibilities Evaluator (&ldquo;PRE&rdquo;).&nbsp; Both a CFI and a PRE act as experts to assist the court in making decisions that are i Channel 7 News Contacts Rich Harris to Comment on Case Regarding Child Abuse http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/Child-Abuse-Channel7News 2013-10-27T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/Child-Abuse-Channel7News <p> Rich Harris, President and Managing Partner of The Harris Law Firm, was contacted this weekend by Channel 7 News to comment on a case of child abuse in Denver County. Rich appeared on 7 News on Saturday October 26th.</p> <p> Four children found living in a Denver home full of flies and cat Colorado Family Law: Promoting Literacy in Fort Collins http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Promoting-Literary 2013-11-21T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Promoting-Literary <p> Stephen Vertucci, Partner with The Harris Law Firm, was recently part a large group of volunteers with a local Rotary club that worked to raise funds to purchase and donate dictionaries to third grade students throughout Northern Colorado.&nbsp; Recently, dictionaries were recently presented t "Nadia's Good Deed, a New Book About Haiti, by Rachel Harris and John Fielder http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/New-Book-by-Rachel-Harris 2014-07-29T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/New-Book-by-Rachel-Harris <p> John Fielder and Littleton middle school student team up with new book to raise money for Haitian villages!<br /> <br /> DENVER &ndash; Nature photographer John Fielder announces his 4th children&rsquo;s book: Nadia&rsquo;s Good Deed, A Story About Haiti. Available at book retailers throug Rachel Harris Interview on Experience Pros Radio Show http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Rachel-Harris-Interview-Experience-Pros-Radio-Show 2014-05-14T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Rachel-Harris-Interview-Experience-Pros-Radio-Show <p> Rachel Harris is interviewed on the Experience Pros Radio Show on Wednesday, May 7th discussing her new book, &quot;Nadia&#39;s Good Deed, a New Book About Haiti&quot; written by Rachel and nationally known photographer John Fielder. Buy the book at <a href="http://www.theroadtohope.org" targe The Harris Law Firm Supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Heather-Strack-Running-to-Raise-Awareness 2014-06-06T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/Heather-Strack-Running-to-Raise-Awareness <p> Heather Strack, an associate attorney at The Harris Law Firm, will be running a 5k race on Sunday, June 8th to support the EpilepsyFoundation of Colorado. This non-profit&nbsp; 501(c) (3) organization leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy Jenny Kang Supports Colorado's Arapahoe House School Supply Drive http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/jenny-kang-arap-house 2014-08-29T00:00:00-06:00 What's New http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/news/jenny-kang-arap-house <p> Dear Jenny Kang,</p> <p> We are so grateful for you and your colleague&rsquo;s support of the 11th Annual Arapahoe House School Supply Drive. With your help, we were able to supply more than 200 children and adolescents with backpacks and school supplies to give them a jump start for their