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Is an uncontested divorce a possible option for you?

If you are ready to get a divorce but holding off on filing because the thought of going to court is too overwhelming, you might feel encouraged to learn that there are other ways of ending your marriage besides having a judge make all the decisions. Uncontested divorce is becoming more popular for divorcing couples in Colorado and elsewhere.

Mediation is a particularly effective form of uncontested divorce. During the mediation process, you and your spouse will attend sessions with a certified mediator or family law attorney with mediation experience. In many cases, the attorney also has a certifications in mediation to better serve his or her clients. Mediation may be over in as few as one or two sessions, although six to 10 sessions are normal for most couples.

3 mistakes to avoid before, during and after bankruptcy

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you can be well on your way to a more stable financial future. Bankruptcy can give you the debt relief and fresh start you need to get back on track. However, bankruptcy is not a simple one-way ticket to financial stability.

You must be careful before, during and after bankruptcy. If you make mistakes, you can derail your opportunity to reach a more stable and less stressful financial situation. Avoid the following mistakes to make the process work as smoothly as possible: 

Conservatorship and guardianship in Colorado

There are many aspects to family law. Many people think of divorce, adoption or child custody, but it's a wide legal field that emphasizes finding the best ways to take care of your family. One issue is how to care for family members who can't care for themselves. Children under the age of 18 have their own classification, but when our elders' heath begins to fail or, for vulnerable adult family members, you need to plan ahead to make sure they are protected.

Two terms that may be familiar are conservatorship and guardianship. Many Coloradans have a general idea of what those words mean, but they aren't familiar with the distinction between them. When it comes to legal rights, the details are essential. A simple explanation is that conservatorship refers to financial responsibility, whereas guardianship refers to care-giving responsibility.


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