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

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

Common Questions

Can you handle your own divorce proceedings with no attorney involvement? In many cases, you certainly can. In fact, if there are no minor children of the marriage and you own very limited assets, most attorneys would probably agree that this might be the best solution, especially if it is an ...
There are several issues raised by the actual separation of the parties in a divorce setting and some thought should go into the decision of whether, and when, to move out of the marital home during a divorce. For those people asking Should I move out before divorce? , please consider these options ...
As with most important questions, the answer is: “it depends”. You may, in fact, be able to represent yourself if you have the time, energy, and patience to invest the time to do it right. The long-term security of yourself and your children is at stake, so it definitely makes sense to be careful ...
What to do with the house? A frequently asked question and quandary associated with divorce and dividing marital property. Custodial parents may want to hang onto the home for the sake of the children. Can one or both spouses afford to purchase a replacement home? A lot will depend upon the amount ...
I recently broke my arm in a spectacular mountain biking mishap. After hitting the ground like a plane crash, I looked at my arm and noticed that, well, something was really out of place. Sparing you the gruesome details, it did not look like the same arm I had had for 34 years. After the initial ...
Should I Move Out Before Divorce? Are you considering filing for a divorce in Colorado? If so, there are probably numerous questions swirling around in your mind, including: “where will you live?”, “should I move out before divorce?” and “how will you support yourself if your spouse was the primary ...
The beginning of school always brings disagreements for unmarried/divorced parents about how (or not) to share school expenses. Generally the parent receiving child support pays for haircuts, clothing and school supplies. This is true especially if child support is calculated on a worksheet A. If ...
As you might have learned from our Colorado divorce timeline, there is no one way of going through the process. When preparing for divorce, Colorado courts usually require a hearing in a dissolution or post-dissolution matter for one of two reasons: (1) where the parties are unable to resolve the ...
The initial status conference is often the first Court date in your divorce case. The Court meets with both spouses at the ISC to determine how the case is progressing and what issues need to be addressed. If there are issues on which you and your spouse cannot agree, the Court may order the parties ...
It’s important to consider the different types of divorce when evaluating how much it will and should cost. Given the mounting costs of legal fees in our litigious society, many people struggle with coming up with a large retainer for a divorce lawyer. The retainer, or initial deposit, may be ...
One of the most complex and emotionally difficult elements of divorce is getting the children accustomed to the agreed upon parenting plan that allows both parents to remain involved. Adjusting to splitting time between two homes can be highly stressful. Homework, clothing, and other valued ...
Appointing a Guardian If you have children under the age of eighteen, you should seriously consider appointing a Guardian for those children in the case of your death. If you and your spouse die at the same time without such an appointment, a court will select a Guardian to care for your children ...
Retirement accounts are one of the most divided assets in any divorce proceeding. Whether you have a qualified plan such as a 401(k) or a non-qualified plan such as an IRA, it is imperative to understand how to effectively use these assets to obtain an equitable division of property and maintain ...
Question? My wife has stayed at home to care for our three children, and has not been employed during our 18 year marriage. Will I be required to pay her maintenance if we decide to divorce? Answer: The Court’s decision to award maintenance to one party is made on a case by case basis, and is ...

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