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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’m 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 if I...

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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...

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How To Legally Change Your Name

How To Legally Change Your Name

I’m 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...

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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 StepThe first step...

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Divorce v. Legal Separation v. Separation

When looking into options at the end of a marriage, you may run across the terms “divorce,” “separation,” and “legal separation.” So, what’s the difference, divorce vs. legal separation? A divorce, which in Colorado is called a dissolution of marriage, is...

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Relationship Advice from a Divorce Attorney

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

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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 FactsAlimony 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...

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