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Gray Divorce

Gray Divorce

What Is A Gray Divorce? ​It is always a complicated affair to end a marriage later in life. Divorce and separation at any age are difficult at best, but if it is people over age 50 divorcing, the repercussions of going through what’s known as a “gray divorce” are...

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Preliminary Injunction

Preliminary Injunction

What Is A Preliminary Injunction? Preliminary injunctions are focused on protecting the "status quo" of either spouse before the divorce. It will go into effect automatically in all divorce cases in Colorado, once a divorce summons is served. A Preliminary Injunction...

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Settling Vs. Litigation

Settling Vs. Litigation

Settling vs. Litigation - Which Is Best? When a client is asking about settling vs. litigation, I tell them what I think will most likely happen in court, as well as what I think the best-case scenarios and the worst-case scenarios as to each issue if we go to court....

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Common Divorce Mistakes

When a marriage comes to an end by means of a divorce, things can get emotionally draining for all sides. It’s not far-fetched to see both spouses losing control of their ability to think rationally, which makes them commit some really silly, and sometimes damaging,...

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Child Custody Arrangements

Child Custody Arrangements

Family courts are renowned for the 'child's best interest' or what's 'in the best interest of a child'. These principles guide many modern child custody proceedings. Even though child custody laws are sometimes complicated, your family lawyer needs to be someone who...

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In Appreciation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In Appreciation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I read the Appellate, then Supreme Court decisions on the VMI case in law school and they absolutely rocked my 23-year-old mind! It was my introduction to Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who wrote the Supreme Court decision). In essence, it said that women are *literally*...

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How To Change The Name Of A Minor Child

With permission of his or her parents, a minor child may change his or her first, middle, and or last name legally. As a parent or guardian, you may wish to legally change the name or your minor child for various reasons. Some of the most common reasons are; Have a...

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Kinship Adoption Guide

Kinship Adoption Guide

Kinship adoption or relative adoption refers to a relative who is adopting children or a child. Extended Family, Or Kinship AdoptionWhen one or both parents cannot provide the proper care for their child or children, the child might be placed with either extended...

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No Fault Divorce

No Fault Divorce

"Dissolution of Marriage” is how the State of Colorado defines divorce. Colorado is a "no fault divorce" state, which means that the court assigns no fault to either party.  The only concern of Colorado is whether or not the marriage was "irretrievably...

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Appointment Of Guardian

Hi! I am Mary Daugherty, a Colorado Springs Family attorney and I'd like to discuss Appointment of Guardian. I've had a handful of clients come to me with the heartbreaking question: "What happens to my kids if I become too sick to take care of them, or...

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How to Modify a Parenting Plan

This is Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Mary Daugherty of Daugherty Law LLC in Colorado Springs. One of the many questions I get is how to modify a parenting plan. Here are a few steps that can help you get this done. Why Do You Want To Modify A Parenting Plan?...

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How To Legally Change Your Name

How To Legally Change Your Name

I am attorney Mary Daugherty of Daugherty Law LLC here in Colorado Springs. There are many different reasons why a person would want to change their name. Here are just a few: A misspelling on a birth certificate or social security cardA nickname that stuckTo suit a...

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How Do You Plan For Divorce?

Divorce is a big life step. To plan for divorce can be time consuming, and financially and emotionally draining, but you can prepare yourself for it. Here are a few steps from a Colorado Springs divorce attorney to help you out. The First Step The first step once you...

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Relationship Advice from a Divorce Attorney

Here is some relationship advice from a divorce attorney. I have seen many couples end their marriages and there are some common themes that I have picked up on. The most common one is the lack of good communication. I wanted to share an easy way to communicate about...

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How to Save Money When Hiring an Attorney

When hiring an attorney to handle your divorce or custody issues, here are a few tips you can use to help you pinch your pennies. Remember that sometimes, “you get what you pay for,” so make sure you are paying for the quality of attorney you want! Here are my four...

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What to Expect in a Colorado Divorce

What to Expect in a Colorado Divorce

Every person is unique and so are the factors that are significant to him/her if the need to dissolve marriage arises. Since dissolving one's marriage affects almost every aspect of a person's life, I find that as a divorce attorney I must pay careful...

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Can I collect alimony in Colorado?

In Colorado, alimony is referred to as spousal maintenance and is common. Basic Alimony Facts Alimony can be temporary (during the course of the divorce proceedings) or ongoing (for a set number of months after the divorce). There are guidelines in Colorado Statutes...

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