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Child Custody and Co-Parenting in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP January 7, 2020
Typically parents try to work on issues and stay together for the sake of the kids, but sometimes divorce becomes the best option. While navigating life as a single parent is no easy feat, it can outweigh the adverse effects associated with two parents living in constant conflict. Research shows that children who are...
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A short FAQ on Colorado’s restraining orders

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 29, 2019
All too often, divorce leads to heated conflicts. People can get angry and desperate, and they may show their worst. A spouse may become violent or menacing. Other people may stay clear of violence but may still threaten their spouses by stalking them or hiding things like keys to limit their movement. Because these...
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Four tips for safe college drinking

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 29, 2019
As a college student, you face a lot of stress. Between heavy class loads, homework and a job to help pay the bills, you probably need to blow off some steam every now and again. You may be like many college students who choose to go out and drink to destress. If you make...
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Is a plea agreement the end of the matter?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 22, 2019
When the defense and the prosecution negotiate a plea bargain, the final step is going before a judge for approval of the plea bargain. There is no absolute guarantee that a court will accept any plea bargain agreed upon by the parties. Court are independent bodies, and part of the job of judges is...
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Bus and train passengers warned of police tactics

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 18, 2019
An online investigative news outlet recently published a report that may be of interest, or perhaps useful or alarming, to anyone traveling to or from Colorado by bus or train. The publication describes itself as “dedicated to holding the powerful accountable.” According to the article, federal law enforcement agencies commonly patrol Amtrak and Greyhound...
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How do Standard Field Sobriety Tests work (and don’t work)?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 11, 2019
Just about everyone has heard of field sobriety tests that police administer to people they suspect of impairment during a traffic stop. You may be among those here in Colorado and elsewhere who think these tests are simply to determine whether or not a person is safe to drive. During field sobriety tests, a...
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What is overdose immunity?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 7, 2019
When someone experiences an overdose, they and the people near them may feel that they have to make a hard choice between looking for help and avoiding authorities. In Colorado, that is a misconception. In Colorado, the law provides immunity for those seeking treatment for an overdose. The Colorado Court of Appeals discussed the...
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Same-sex divorce has its unique challenges

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 15, 2019
Although the federal right to marry someone of the same sex has only existed in the U.S. since 2015, you and your partner may have been together for years, perhaps even decades. During that time, you may have lived as if you were legally married, perhaps purchasing property together, establishing joint bank accounts and...
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Get an education in secondary support

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 6, 2019
Your children are getting ready to head to college. You’re excited for this new time, but affording college after a divorce can be difficult. Fortunately, you may not be alone when your children are looking at higher education. Though the age of emancipation is 19, and the typical end of child support, you may...
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How to co-parent effectively after a divorce

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 1, 2019
Divorce is a process of division. Couples split. Marital assets are divided. And in many cases, spouses take separate paths after the divorce. However, parents of minor children find it much harder to cut ties with their former spouses. Colorado courts determine decision-making and parenting time in the best interests of the child, and...
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