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Preparing For An Attorney Consultation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We offer free consults in this office to potential clients who are looking to hire an attorney. Obviously, we can't give free advice to everyone, but for people that wish to come in and me with us and get an idea of what is expected and what kind of a case they're dealing with, whether it's a div...

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Abduction/Parental Kidnapping In Colorado

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit about what you should do when you have child custody orders from another state and let's say that the parent who has visitation is in here in Colorado and the other parent is not returning the child. What do I do then? You'll find that the police here in Colorad...

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Best Interests of the Child

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit today about Colorado's law that pertains to parenting, and to the best interest of the children, and questions that are asked about whether or not the law favors mothers over fathers or fathers over mothers. The best interest statute in Colorado was really craft...

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Military Divorce Or A Civil Divorce

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Feb 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, I want to talk to you a little bit about the differences between a military divorce scenario versus a standard type of divorce that's filed and perhaps some of the unique differences. Of course, everyone knows that there is no such thing as obtaining a divorce or legal separation decree fr...

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Substance Abuse Or Domestic Violence

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often times, clients will ask me, “What kind of evidence do I need that the other parent is a perpetrator of domestic abuse or has an alcohol or drug problem?” Usually that means that there must be some sort of objective evidence. In other words, you just can't come to court and say, “I believe t...

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A Child Removed/ Taken Cross State Lines

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

I want to talk to you a little bit about what you should do when you have child custody orders from another state, and let's say that the parent who has visitation is here in Colorado, and the other parent is not returning the child. What do I do then? You'll find that the police here in Colorado...

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Return Of A Child

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today I want to discuss with you a frequently asked question that parents raise, and that is how do I get my child back from the other parent when I don't have any court orders? And typically what happens is that if parents are married, they're going to file divorce action and the court's going t...

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How to Avoid Going to Divorce Court

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jul 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of clients that come in talk about how to reach agreements in a good way to avoid going to court. Many people feel, and probably rightly so, that the court system is not a very good place to air out your differences when you're going through a divorce or dealing with the issues of your chil...

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Employment Assessment

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jun 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In many cases where parents or parties are going through a divorce, there's been a history of one party being the primary bread winner or the one that has worked the majority of the time during the course of the marriage, while the other parent hasn't. That's typical where we see a stay-at-home m...

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Abduction

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jun 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

What happens when a parent takes children out of Colorado with the intent not to return them to Colorado? I'm not talking about vacations or plans to see grandma over Christmas vacation, I'm talking about a parent who is sharing custody with the other parent and puts the kids in the back of the c...

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Age Of Children When Determining Custody

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of moms and dads ask us, “Well, when do the children get to decide where they're going to live and which parent they're going to spend parenting time with?” A lot of these cases involve children that, at the time of the divorce were maybe eight, nine, or 10 years old, and years later, in a ...

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Court Appearances vs No Court Appearances

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of times, clients or folks that call us want to know, “Well, what kind of court appearances am I going to have to make in my case?” So, let me give you a couple of examples. If you're a client that does not live here in Colorado but your divorce case was here in Colorado and your ex-wife an...

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Survivor Benefits

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I want to discuss a big issue that usually comes up in marriages that have been in progress for five, 10 years or more, and that is the issue that deals with survivor benefits, what kind of survivor benefits and how do those come into play in a property division situation. Survivor benefits mean ...

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Enforcing Parenting Orders

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

A lot of parents come to us, and they tell us that the other parent is not following the Parenting Orders, and they want to know what their options are to protect their rights. In Colorado, one of the features of our law says that both parties shall encourage and foster a loving relationship betw...

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Step Parent Adoption

Posted by Gordon Shayne | May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

A very common type of adoption process in Colorado is called a step parent adoption. Step parent adoption occurs when usually one of the parents, after a divorce, or a type of custody case has now remarried. So you can have the primary parents, such as mom who is now remarried, and her new spouse...

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Attorney And Client Relationship

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

So, I want to talk a little bit about the role that clients have when they hire an attorney and how clients and attorneys interact during the course of a family law case. Once again, keep in mind that there are a lot of examples of the types of family law cases that are in the system. Without the...

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What Is A Pro Se Client?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The legal term for a party, a parent or a spouse, that's going through a divorce, that represents themselves and does not have a lawyer, is called a pro se litigant. A pro se litigant is going to be treated the same way as a party who has a lawyer. So what does that mean? That means that if you d...

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Alimony Or Spousal Maintenance In Colorado

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2014, a new law took effect that deals with spousal maintenance. In many states, spousal maintenance is also called alimony. Alimony is where one spouse is paying to the other spouse a continual monthly amount for a certain period of time. The new law that took effect has advisory guidelines f...

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Family Law Employment Assessment

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Apr 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

In many cases, where parents or parties are going through a divorce, there's been a history of one party being the primary bread winner or the one that has worked the majority of the time during the course of the marriage while the other parent hasn't. And that's typical where we see a stay at ho...

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Why An Experienced Attorney Matters

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I want to discuss with you some of the questions that have come up regarding the hiring of an attorney in a divorce or family law case, such as a child custody case. The differences between hiring an attorney who has a lot of experience, and hiring an attorney who doesn't have a great deal of exp...

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Re-Unification Or Re-Integration in Family Law

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Let's discuss for a few minutes Re-unification, or Re-Integration. Main that topic comes up when we're talking about children, and children that have been alienated form one parent or the other, or where a parent has been away for a prolonged period of time. What the role is of experts and therap...

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A Paralegal’s Role In Family Law

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have found that one of the most important facets of being able to offer clients legal representation in their particular family law case involves our paralegals, and the role that our paralegals have in supporting our clients and assisting our clients through a minefield of all kinds of hurdles...

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Court Appearances To Expect During Your Case

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Often times clients want to know what kind of court appearances they are going to have to make in their case. Let me give you a couple of examples. If you're a client that does not live here in Colorado, but your divorce case was here in Colorado and your ex-wife and the children still live here ...

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