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Archived Posts - April 2012

Colorado Custody: Have Some Summer Fun with Your Kids!

April 30, 2012
Categories: Divorce Recovery | Author: Harris Law Firm

If you have been through a Colorado divorce, or are legally separated, have some summer fun with your kids as a single parent: 1. Adventure Golf and Raceway: Miniature golf and electric go carts! www.adventuregoldandraceway.com 2. Denver Art Museum: One of the best collections in the Western US! www.denverartmuseum.org 3. Plains Conservation Center: Learn to make cheese, butter, and soap and experience the Colorado! www.plainscenter.org 4. Gondola Rides on the Platte River: veniceonthecreek.com 5. Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the IMAX Theater: www.dmns.org 6. Lazer Tag: T …

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Colorado Family Law: Recent CFI Changes

April 30, 2012
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Recent CFI Changes               In Colorado, the role of the Child and Family Investigator (CFI) is to investigate, report, and make recommendations as specifically directed by the court in the appointment order. C.R.S. 14-10-116.5(2). In performing his or her duties, the CFI is required to take into consideration the relevant factors for determining the best interests of the child. Id. While the CFI is required to consider the wishes of the child, the CFI need not adopt such wishes in making recommendat …

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The Harris Law Firm Welcomes Lawyer #20!

April 29, 2012
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

The Harris Law Firm is pleased to welcome another new associate! Thomas P. Cossit, Esq. has joined the firm and will be working in our Fort Collins office. A skilled litigator, Mr. Cossit will be handling family law matters throughout the State of Colorado. The Harris Law Firm is pleased to have Tom Cossit as a part of Colordo's Family Law Team.

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Saving Your Marriage by Dr.Parrott

April 29, 2012
Categories: Saving Your Marriage | Author: Harris Law Firm

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before (and After) You Marry (Hardcover) ~ Leslie Parrott (Author), Les Parrott III

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Colorado Divorce: When Can a Child Decide on Parenting Time?

April 27, 2012
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

  In the State of Colorado, there is no statute that references a specific age at which a child can determine the parent with whom they wish to live. A parent can file a motion with the Court requesting a modification to the parenting agreement, in which case the child’s wishes can be considered by the Court, but there is no guarantee the Judge will rule in favor of the child’s request. To what extent the Court takes the child's wishes into consideration completely depends on the child' maturity, the reasonableness of the request, and to what extent the Co …

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Colorado Divorce and Sole Proprietorships

April 25, 2012
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Sole proprietorships are usually challenging for the owner in a dissolution.  Since a sole proprietorship is a pass-through entity for tax purposes, the owner is responsible for paying the taxes on the income earned.  Income is generally determined by subtracting the costs of doing business, the business expenses, and paying the taxes on the remaining net income.  However, as a matter of practice in a dissolution case, those expenses are always examined to see whether there are non-business-related expenditures, such as personal items, that have been treated as expenses. …

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Colorado Divorce: Talking to Your Children Together

April 23, 2012
Categories: Helping Kids Cope | Author: Harris Law Firm
Colorado Divorce: Talking to Your Children Together

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.  Children will have been aware of the problems in the relationship and may have been worrying about a divorce.  They may be concerned that their behavior is the reason for the separation.  At this point, it is good for parents to meet with a Child Specialist to talk about how to tell the children about the divorce.  The child specialist can help you make the information fit the child’s developmental stage so that …

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LGBT Families: Please join us for a free panel discussion on May 10th

April 19, 2012
Categories: Misc | Author: Harris Law Firm
LGBT Families: Please join us for a free panel discussion on May 10th

  Strategies for LGBT Individuals, Couples, and Families   Members of the LGBT community face unique challenges in today’s society. From protecting loved ones to planning for life’s milestones,specialized legal and financial strategies are necessary to help achieve your goals. Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to learn about these strategies. You’ll hear how a holistic approach to your personal financial well-being can enable you to live a confident life. Featured guest panelists will include Dr. Jane E.Ginsberg, PsyD; Dennis W. Newman, JD, est …

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Colorado Divorce

April 19, 2012
Categories: Divorce Recovery | Author: Harris Law Firm
The Emotional Rollercoaster of a Colorado Divorce

  The emotional rollercoaster of divorce:   Attorneys are also known as “counselors,” but are not therapists or mental health professionals.  And yet, we see our clients experience a variety of emotions, sometimes conflicting at the same time, and other times progressing over the course of the case.  Family law attorneys are problem solvers.  We specialize in resolving the legal issues and the financial issues that face your family in a divorce or legal separation.  Many times by resolving those concerns, a client’s emotional health is conso …

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The AARP Bulletin Recognizes Beth Wilkins, a Paralegal at The Harris Law Firm!

April 17, 2012
Categories: Misc | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Beth Wilkins, a paralegal with The Harris Law Firm, is an active volunteer with Wills on Wheels. The organization is a volunteer committee of paralegals and attorneys throughout the Denver area. One of Beth's recent clients was Jean Turner of Denver. After Ms. Turner's handicapped son passed away, Jeanne needed to update her will for her three surviving adult children. But Turner, 79, had neither the money nor the mobility for the legal task. She lives on Social Security and a small pension as a retired hospital nurse assistant and suffers back pain so severe she is homebound. So Beth …

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Marc Anthony Files to Divorce Jennifer Lopez

April 12, 2012
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm

Singer Marc Anthony has officially filed for divorce from Jennifer Lopez, his wife of 7 years. Anthony has cited "irreconcilable differences" and has requested joint custody of their two children. Mr. Anthony and Ms. Lopez have four-year-old twins, Max and Emme. Anthony filed to dissolve the marriage on Monday, after almost nine months after they announced their intention to separate.   In June of 2011, the pair made an announcement to the media: "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable co …

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding LGBT Colorado Family Law

April 12, 2012
Categories: Colorado Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

  Frequently Asked Questions in LGBT Family Law Q: If I am legally married to my partner in another state, can I obtain a Colorado divorce in Colorado? A: Colorado courts can address the division of your property and the allocation of parental responsibilities related to your children, but Colorado cannot grant you a legal divorce. You will have to obtain a legal divorce from the state in which you were married or another state which recognizes same-sex marriage. Q: My partner and I have a child. My partner is the biological parent of our child. How can I become a legally recognized p …

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Colorado Custoday:Child Support or Parenting Time Issue in Northern Colorado?

April 11, 2012
Categories: Child Support and Parenting Time | Author: Harris Law Firm
Colorado Custoday:Child Support or Parenting Time Issue in Northern Colorado?

Call The Harris Law Firm, with offices in Denver and Fort Collins, to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your Colorado Family Law issue. The Harris Law Firm handles cases throughout Northern Colorado: Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Weld, Larimer, etc. . Located in Denver (303) 299-9484 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 your legal matter in the best way possible. When you …

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Zen and the Art of Divorce?

April 3, 2012
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Who knew that British comedian Russell Brand was also a philosopher? After obtaining a divorce from pop singer Katy Perry, the comedian turned philosopher says that he does not intend to dwell on his failed marriage because he finds that it is “meaningless” to hold on to anything “negative.” Brand, who is also an actor and yoga enthusiast,  filed for divorce from Perry in Los Angeles at the end of 2011. He recently told the press that he is at peace with the end of their 14-month union and doesn't h …

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Was the Kardashian Wedding a Publicity Stunt?

April 2, 2012
Categories: Post Divorce Info | Author: Harris Law Firm

Kris Humphries says that he will not divorce Kim Kardashian until she admits publically that the wedding was a publicity stunt and the marriage was staged by her and her family. He is also demanding a public apology from her.  Apparently Mr. Humphries has turned down a $7 million dollar settlement to ensure his silence, but he has refused the offer. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/kris_to_kim_say_it_was_fake_EHjFVlJvKVh00DWdCll1SL#ixzz1qtLY9kbV

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Check Out The Harris Law Firm's New Divorce Recovery Section!

April 2, 2012
Categories: Divorce Recovery | Author: Harris Law Firm

http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/check-out-our-new-divorce-recovery-section The Divorce Recovery Section is an ongoing list of "Partners" to The Harris Law Firm who can help the recently divorced heal from the process and create new and healthy beginnings. If you would like to be a partner and have your company name added to The Harris Law Firm's Divorce Recovery  list, just give us a call at 303 299 9484 Located in Denver (303) 299-9484 and Fort Collins (970) 472-1838, The Harris Law Firm is Colorado's largest family law firm.  Focusing exclu …

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