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What Are Some Common Divorce Mistakes?

What Are Some Common Divorce Mistakes?

What Are Some Common Divorce Mistakes? Divorce is a complex and often emotionally charged process that can have significant financial, legal, and personal consequences. Navigating this period with care and foresight is crucial to mitigate potential pitfalls. Here are...

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What To Know If You Share Child Custody

What To Know If You Share Child Custody

What To Know If You Share Child CustodyShare Child Custody - What You Should Know Divorcing parents in Colorado who share child custody must navigate a series of legal guidelines and court requirements to ensure that the best interests of the children are met. If you...

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How To Agree On Terms Of Divorce

How To Agree On Terms Of Divorce

How To Agree On Terms Of Divorce Agree On Terms Of Divorce? It's Possible. When a couple decides to divorce, navigating the process with mutual understanding and agreement can help reduce conflict and make the transition smoother for both parties involved. Here are...

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Dividing The Family Home In Divorce

Dividing The Family Home In Divorce

Dividing The Family Home In Divorce Dividing The Family Home In Divorce Can Be Painful Divorce is always painful and difficult, and one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is dividing the family home in divorce. Emotions abound, for "protecting" the family...

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Expensive Men’s Only Divorce Lawyers

Expensive Men’s Only Divorce Lawyers

Expensive Men's Only Divorce LawyersMen's Only Divorce Lawyers - Is This Necessary? The question of whether men seeking a good divorce lawyer need to specifically consider those "boutique" divorce lawyers who advertise as "men's only" divorce lawyers is nuanced and...

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Annulment In Colorado

Annulment In Colorado

Annulment In Colorado - How Does It Work?How Does Annulment In Colorado Work? Annulment, legally known as a declaration of invalidity of marriage in Colorado, is a legal process that determines a marriage was invalid from the beginning. This process is distinct from...

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Attorney Guided Prenups – A Great Idea

Attorney Guided Prenups – A Great Idea

Attorney Guided Prenups - A Great Idea Attorney Guided Prenups - Should I? Attorney-guided prenuptial agreements, commonly known as "prenups," are legal contracts entered into by couples prior to marriage, outlining the management and division of assets and financial...

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Divorce Without Going To Court

Divorce Without Going To Court

How to Get A Divorce Without Going To CourtCan You Get A Divorce Without Going To Court In Colorado? Divorce, a significant life event, can be a complex and emotional process. In Colorado, the legal framework provides an option for couples to divorce without having to...

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Cheap Divorce Lawyers Colorado Springs

Cheap Divorce Lawyers Colorado Springs

Cheap Divorce Lawyers In Colorado SpringsCheap Divorce Lawyers In Colorado Springs - True? Daugherty Law LLC, led by Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Mary Daugherty, offers low-cost, affordable divorce services remotely. Mary Daugherty also offers other low-cost...

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Attorney-Guided Stepparent Adoption

Attorney-Guided Stepparent Adoption

Attorney-Guided Stepparent AdoptionAttorney-Guided Stepparent Adoption is a good option for you if the following are true. The biological parents and stepparent are in agreement as to the adoption and willing to sign the necessary paperwork. The child or children to...

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How Does Child Support In Colorado Work?

How Does Child Support In Colorado Work?

How Does Child Support Work In Colorado?Child support in Colorado is governed by Colorado state laws and guidelines designed to ensure that both parents contribute financially to the well-being of their children, regardless of their marital status. Here's an overview...

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Remarriage After Divorce In Colorado

Remarriage After Divorce In Colorado

Remarriage After Divorce in ColoradoDid you know that the average age for divorce in the United States is around 30 years old? It's no wonder that after a divorce at that young of an age, many people do find themselves ready to "take the plunge" again, remarriage...

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Child Custody In Colorado

Child Custody In Colorado

Child Custody in Colorado - Things To ConsiderChild custody in Colorado has some common-sense laws that govern the allocation of parental responsibilities and decision-making authority for children. These laws aim to protect the child's best interests while promoting...

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Prenuptial Agreements In Colorado

Prenuptial Agreements In Colorado

Prenuptial Agreements in Colorado - Things To ConsiderIn Colorado, prenuptial agreements are legally recognized and governed by the Colorado Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (UPMAA). A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup or premarital agreement,...

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Modification Of Parenting Time In Colorado

Modification Of Parenting Time In Colorado

Modification Of Parent Time In Colorado If, during your divorce, you and your spouse cannot agree on child custody, then a judge will help to work out a fair and equitable division of parenting time between the divorcing parties. Of course, it's always best if you and...

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Remote Divorce

Remote Divorce

Remote Divorce In ColoradoRemote Divorce In Colorado - Is It Possible? A remote divorce attorney in Colorado is a legal divorce professional who can handle divorce cases virtually, without the need for in-person meetings or court appearances. The great news here is...

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Father’s Rights In Colorado

Father’s Rights In Colorado

What Are Father's Rights? In Colorado, both parents have equal rights and responsibilities regarding their children, regardless of whether they are married or divorced. Therefore, fathers have the same rights as mothers in terms of child custody, visitation, and...

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Should You Change Your Name After Marriage?

Should You Change Your Name After Marriage?

Should You Change Your Name After Marriage?Change Your Name After Marriage? Not Everyone Does! After getting married, most brides are excited to take on their spouse's surname. After all, their spouse's name is a sign that they are the one for them, and now it's time...

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Mediation

What's Mediation And Why Is It Important During Divorce Divorce cases often don’t go smoothly, even when they are uncontested. In most cases, the process is riddled with unfriendly arguments and conflicts, often drawing out the proceedings into time-consuming and...

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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?Contact Mary Daugherty Now!A preliminary injunction is 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....

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Settling Vs. Litigation

Settling Vs. Litigation

Settling Vs. Litigation In DivorceSettling 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...

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Common Divorce Mistakes

Common Divorce Mistakes

Common Divorce MistakesDon't Make These Common Divorce Mistakes! When a marriage comes to an end by 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...

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Child Custody Arrangements

Child Custody Arrangements

Contact Mary Daugherty About Your Case Now! 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...

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

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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 broken",...

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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 In Colorado

How To Legally Change Your Name In Colorado

How To Change Your Name In Colorado 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 card A nickname that stuck To suit a gender-identity A divorce The name...

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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

What To Expect In A Colorado DivorceEvery 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...

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Can I Collect Alimony In Colorado?

Can I Collect Alimony In Colorado?Contact Mary Daugherty Now! In Colorado, alimony is referred to as spousal maintenance and is common. Basic Alimony Facts Alimony can be temporary (during the divorce proceedings) or ongoing (for a set number of months after the...

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DAUGHERTY LAW LLC

Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney Mary Daugherty offers low-cost divorce if you and your spouse are in basic agreement with the terms of a Colorado divorce I can save you a LOT of money! Give me a call to see if a low-cost divorce is right for you!

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