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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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Arrested for a crime that’s no longer a crime? Know your rights

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 13, 2019
A criminal conviction can haunt you long after your case has cleared the courts. People with criminal convictions may find it harder to land jobs, take out loans and rent apartments. Even if you were never convicted, you could face unwanted obstacles simply for getting arrested. In some cases, however, you may be able...
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All co-parenting advice may not be useful

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP July 16, 2019
For most events in life, there tends to be a person ready to give you some sort of advice. But when you are managing a relationship with your co-parent, not all advice is created equal. People who love to give advice often have the best intentions. In a tense, complex family law situation, those...
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Are you struggling to pay your child support?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP July 15, 2019
If you are paying child support and do not have shared custody of the kids, it can feel like you got the short end of the stick. It’s not that you oppose the agreement or object to financially supporting your children, but when things get tight it can be difficult to make those payments....
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Confronting DUI charges with the right defense strategy

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
It can be frightening and overwhelming to face criminal charges, even a first-time DUI offense. If you find yourself facing DUI charges, do not underestimate the serious nature of your case and the way it is treated in the court system and through the administrative process. A DUI conviction could lead to penalties that...
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Should you delay divorce and opt for legal separation instead?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
You’ve been sharing your life with someone for years, and it can be hard to imagine it any other way. But sometimes, things need to change. For some couples, divorce is not an option due to insurance issues, religious beliefs or other obstacles. For some people, a legal separation is the best choice. Divergent...
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Starting summer off with a parenting plan

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
Whoever said that summertime was for relaxing and living easy must not have been a divorced parent. Once the school year ends, all the rules change. The predictable schedule of school, activities and bed times go out the window, and this often means many changes to the parenting time schedule. You may be dreading...
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What can happen if you are accused of domestic violence?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 26, 2019
An accusation of hurting, threatening, or controlling a relative or intimate partner can be harmful in many ways. The state of Colorado does not take accusations of domestic violence (DV) lightly. If someone accuses you of committing this type of offense several things can happen — up to, including, and often starting with, jail...
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“Prenup” is no longer a dirty word

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP June 5, 2019
What makes for the perfect proposal? For starters, it’s the person you’re with. Love, kindness and trust, as well as shared goals, values and interests. A romantic setting is probably high up there, too. Maybe a trip to the ocean or a mountain hike. A ring is likely. But a prenup? Prenuptial agreements may...
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What to do when the police come knocking

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP May 16, 2019
It’s a Friday night. You’re sitting at home, watching TV. Suddenly, there’s a knock at the door. You look out the peep hole. It’s a police officer. What in the world does he want? Why is he even at your home? Police in Colorado are known for doing the “knock and talk.” This is...
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