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Holiday Gift Giving for Divorced Parents

The holidays can be a hectic and difficult time for anyone, but for recently divorced parents and those still working through the process, there are also some unique logistics involved. That’s true ...
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Creating a Shared Parenting Plan for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of joy and goodwill to others, and imparting the significance of the holiday season to your children is one of the most important parts of this time of year for divorced or separated ...
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A Whole New Take on "Splitting the Baby"

The Colorado Supreme Court created new guidelines for what divorcing spouses can do with frozen embryos when the two cannot come to an agreement. “This landmark ruling addresses for the first time in ...
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Tips for Parents to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Taking your children trick or treating for Halloween has been a fall tradition for generations, and safety has always been a top concern – at least for parents. Making sure that your child has the ...
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How Will Moving Affect My Divorce?

Moving after a divorce, whether it’s to create some extra space between you and your ex, because your ex received the home in the divorce, or for any other reason can add even more stress to an ...
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Shared Parenting Tips for the Summer

If you share custody of your children, summer break is one of the best times of the year to spend quality time with your children. As you’re making plans this summer, it’s important that parents sit ...
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New Colorado Law Protects Rights of Parents with Disabilities

A new law in Colorado, House Bill 18-1104 (PDF) , established new protections for parents and prospective parents with disabilities in Colorado. These protections include: Disabilities cannot serve as ...
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Your Relationship with Your Child's Other Parent Matters Whether You Are Married or Divorced

Studies show that divorce, domestic violence, drug abuse, poverty conditions, and poor home learning environments have negative impacts on child development. This latest study focusing on the home ...
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What Visitation Rights Do Grandparents Have in Colorado?

With 2018 in full-swing, it’s a good time to think about grandparents’ rights to see their grandchildren. Colorado law allows grandparents and great-grandparents to go through the court to secure the ...
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Is My Child Available for Adoption By a Second Parent?

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

The beginning of the New Year is an important time for all of us to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. For recently divorced parents, this time of year is also an opportunity to ...
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The High Cost of Parental Conflict

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

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

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

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

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

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

In particularly contentious child custody battles, the court or either party may request a parental responsibility evaluation (PRE). This method allows an evaluator to research the case, obtaining ...
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Happy Earth Day from The Harris Law Firm

The Harris Law Firm would like to wish you and your family a Happy Earth Day! In our unbiased opinions, Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation. We take pride in our world and ...
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Focus on Family: A Day at Pirate's Cove Family Aquatic Center

Coming up with outdoor activities for children can seem like a complex puzzle. The summer poses a particular challenge, trying to find fun activities that everyone will enjoy, while staying cool. At ...
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Trapped: Kids and the Lingering Aftermath of Divorce

By Rich Harris , Principal, The Harris Law Firm, P.C. and Angela R. Arkin , District Court Judge (Retired), Director of the Self Represented Resource Center (SRRC) David lays in bed, staring up at his ...
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Englewood Kids Enjoy the Great Egg Scramble

A little bout of snow could not keep the children from their egg hunt. Despite the event being postponed and moved, Englewood’ s March 26 Great Egg Scramble occurred this past Saturday, to the ...
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False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse

By: Leigh M.Baker, Psy.D. March 22, 2016 False allegations of child sexual abuse have become increasingly common in family courts in recent years. Many children nationwide who make false claims of ...
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If My Ex and I Agree on a Change to a Parenting Plan, Do We Still Need the Court's Approval?

If divorced parents are in agreement with changing their established parenting plans, they can do so at any time. However, they will need to seek the court’s approval to obtain the modification. When ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Same Sex Adoption

The United States Supreme overturned a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that denied a lesbian mother rights to her children. The unanimous decision was given on Monday, March 7. The U.S. Supreme ...
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