Archived Posts - December 2011

Colorado Divorce: Accessing Your Divorce Records

December 31, 2011
Categories: Misc | Author: Harris Law Firm

The Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics operates a web site where the general public may access information regarding marriages and divorces. Colorado treats these records as confidential because of identity theft concerns so you must apply to the State Vital Records office for official Marriage or Divorce verification.  The application lists eligible recipients of the record, which includes relatives and organizations with a financial or legal interest in the record. The application requires the record’s identifying information, proof of the relations …

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Before you name your child, take a look at this list!

December 30, 2011
Categories: Helping Kids Cope | Author: Harris Law Firm

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 your children names that are in the Christian calendar'. So Apple, Brooklyn and Ferrari are out, Francisco and Giulia are in.   But Benedict's not the only authority figure to stamp down on one of the sillier by-products of celebrity culture. The following names have all been banned around the world for reasons of taste, decency or just plain daftness. 1) Talula Does The Hula …

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Colorado Custody: Modifying the Parenting Plan Based on Relocation

December 29, 2011
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

If you are relocating out of the State of Colorado, and want to take your child with you, you must first file in Colorado to modify the court ordered parenting time before you move. Before ruling on a relocation case, the court will consider the following: Your reasons for relocating to another state Why you believe that it is in the child's best interests to accompany you, rather than stay in CO with the other parent. The objections of the child's other parent to the proposed relocation …

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Colorado Custody: Be a Better Co-Parent in 2012!

December 28, 2011
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

1. Try not to criticize your child's other parent. You and your ex will never parent your children in the same way, so at some point you must accept this fact and move on. Try not to be so judgmental 2. Your kids need you to accept their other parent. In time your children will know why you divorced. There is no need to share the details with them. Let your kids love and respect their other parent, and have a meaningful relationship with them. Remember that a less than adequate spouse can often be a very good parent. 3. Be t …

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Arnold and Maria Back on Track?

December 27, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Report: Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s marriage may not be terminated after all.  According to TMZ, Shriver is having doubts about pursuing a divorce, which she filed for on July 1 of this year. According to TMZ’s source, Shriver is torn because her strong religious beliefs do not recognize divorce. To make things more complicated, Schwarzenegger desperately wants her back, and has reportedly been ”extremely sweet” to her since their split, showering her with gifts. The couple spent Christmas together wi …

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Consider Your Financial Situation Before You File for a Colorado Divorce!

December 23, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Consider Your Financial Situation Before You File for Divorce! •If you have been living on two incomes, consider that you will be living on your own resources following the divorce. •If the bulk of your marital assets are in real property or a business, it will take time to obtain your portion of those assets after the divorce is final •Divorce proceedings can be complex, and you will need to have enough cash to live on until you and your ex-spouse reach an agreement. Before you file for divorce, make sure that you have enough assets to li …

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Colorado Divorce: Post Decree Modifications During the Holiday Season

December 22, 2011
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

The holidays often trigger legal issues that include disagreements regarding parenting time and unpaid child support, and/or maintenance. If you have a Colorado divorce or post decree matter that you would like to discuss with a Colorado family law attorney, please give us a call at The Harris Law Firm. You can contact us at 303-515-5000 to schedule a private consultation. We will be available online over the holidays.

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Colorado Divorce Amongst the Elderly

December 20, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

While I don’t have hard data to prove this, The Harris Law Firm is certainly seeing more and more “gray” Colorado divorces.   And, these cases bring with them some unique challenges. In my opinion, we lack verifiable evidence to support the current rates of divorce, much less divorce amongst the elderly. In fact, the U.S. Census has only recently begun tracking divorce nationally.   However, anecdotally, in our practice we are seeing more and more of these cases.   This could be due to the fact that people are living longer, …

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Wife of Kobe Bryant has Filed for Divorce in California

December 19, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Tired of his infidelities, Vanessa Bryant, wife of Basketball Star Kobe Bryant, has filed for the dissolution of marriage in California after 10 years of marriage. In a comunity property state, Vanessa is very likely to be entitled to 50% of Kobe's annual earnings for the last decade. The LA Lakers star is expected to earn in excess of $25 million in 2011. THe couple never filed a pre-nuptial agreement. Vanessa is being represented by Laura Wasser, who recently represented Kim Kardashian in her divorce from athlete Kris Humphries. According to the petition …

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A Great Holiday Gift for Mothers and Daughters!

December 19, 2011
Categories: Misc | Author: Harris Law Firm
A Great Holiday Gift for Mothers and Daughters!

"Wisdom and Recipes" is a new book for mothers and daughters by Colorado author Heidi Culbertson. This volume is a must read new book for young women who are starting to grow up and become more independent. Written for women, and specifically for mothers and daughters, this wise little volume full of practical wisdom and fabuous recipes. It is a book to treasure that will serve as an ongoing and gentle reminder from mothers to daughters that says, "Remember all that I taught you, be careful out there and don't forget to eat!." Wisdom …

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Colorado Family Law for Those in the Medical Profession

December 16, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

The Harris Law Firm has 18 attorneys who focus on Colorado family Law. John Tatlock, Special Counsel to the firm, and Associate Attorney, Elizabeth Howard have had many clients with domestic relations issues who work in medicine. With their clients varying work schedules, both John and Elizabeth have had success in crafting parenting plans that take into account the sometimes irregular employment schedule of those who are health professionals. If you are in the medical field, and have a family law matter, call Colorado's Family Law Team at 303-515-5000. We are here to hel …

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Do you have a child support or parenting time issue in Northern Colorado?

December 16, 2011
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

Call Colorado's Family Law Team! The Harris Law Firm now has offices in Denver and Fort Collins. We handle divorce, legal separation, post decree issues, as well as matters regarding child support and parenting time. If you have a case in Northern Colorado, call us to schedule a consultation:  303 515 5000 Located in Denver (303) 515-5000 and Fort Collins (970) 472-1838, The Harris Law Firm is Colorado's largest family law firm.  Focusing exclusively on Colorado Divorce and Colorado Child Custody and Support, the firm's philosophy is to work with you to resolve you …

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The Etiquette of Social Media During and After a Colorado Divorce

December 14, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

During or After a Colorado Divorce: 1. Do Not Attack Your Ex Via Social Media:  You will never regret maintaining your online poise and dignity during times of high stress and emotionalism. 2. Remove Former Comments: Remove any comments that you made on your ex's profile or photos. Even the most of positive posts can sometimes cause confusion for you and for your ex when beginning new relationships. 3. Using the Block Feature: If you are not on good terms with your ex, and they are usi …

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The Recession and Your Colorado Divorce

December 13, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Recession and Divorce Thirty-eight percent of couples considering divorce or separation have postponed those plans due to the recession, according to a study released earlier this year by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. The reason? Divorce is expensive, and with the economic downturn, families don't have the money necessary to start over. Those couples who choose to go through with divorces are facing new financial challenges, such as determining what to do with upside-down mortgages or establishing individual credit in a tougher regulatory environment. Here a …

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Candace Bushnell, Author of "Sex and the City", has Filed for Divorce in New York City

December 7, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "Sex and the City" scribe Candace Bushnell has filed for divorce from ballet dancer Charles Askegard after nine years of marriage, the New York Post said. Bushnell, 53, allegedly discovered after starting divorce proceedings that Askegard, 43, was having an affair with ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin, his frequent collaborator.   It is unclear at this time if Ms Bushnell and Mr. Askegard have a prenuptial agreement, or if Mr . Askegard will be dancing again in the Nutcracker. Read more: …

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RSVP for Our FREE "Questions About Colorado Divorce?" Seminar on January 5th!

December 6, 2011
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm
RSVP for Our FREE "Questions About Colorado Divorce?" Seminar on January 5th!

Questions About Divorce? Come to our next FREE seminar! on Thursday, January 5th from 12 to 1 pm at The Harris Law Firm 1125 17th St - Ste 1820 Denver, CO 80202 Please RSVP by calling 303 299 9484 Street parking between 17th and 18th, and Lawrence and Arapahoe Streets

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Dividing Debt After a Colorado Divorce

December 5, 2011
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

According to ex-bankruptcy judge and lawyer R. Glen Ayers, "Most divorce decrees allocate liabilities for pre-divorce obligations between the former spouses. So, the husband agrees or is ordered to pay certain credit card obligations and similar debts. The wife may agree or be ordered to pay a car note or some other debts. While the divorce decree may allocate responsibility between the spouses, that decree does not release either spouse from the obligation to the creditor." In other words, while your decree may specify who is to pay what, it does not release either of you from your …

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Call The Harris Law Firm to Discuss Colorado Post Decree Modifications

December 2, 2011
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

If you have a parenting plan that needs to be modified or enforced, or have a Colorado divorce, call The Harris Law Firm to arrange a consultation with one of our 18 family law attorneys in Denver or Fort Collins.

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