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August 2018 Archives

Mediation: A valuable tool in parenting time disputes

Depending on your relationship with your child’s other parent, you may be facing a contentious parenting time matter. Parenting time conflict can impact nearly every aspect of your life, from your work schedule, living arrangements and relationship with your kid. However, the proceedings will likely also have a substantial effect on your child. To minimize these effects, many Colorado judges require parents to mediate parenting time agreements before a neutral third party.

Important legal documents for your college-bound child

You have helped them shop for dorm essentials, purchased them a new laptop, dropped them off at school and met their roommate. While colleges are often helpful in providing lists to make sure new students have everything he or she will need, there is also a list of legal documents you, as their parent, might want them to sign as well.

Spotting a narcissist

Sometimes our willingness to see the best in others leads to disappointment down the line. It may be due to a behavior your partner does not even realize they exhibit; but nonetheless, it may be increasingly difficult to embrace or tolerate the behavior as the conflict escalates and slights mount during the marriage or relationship.

Can child support cover college costs?

It's August, which means that back-to-school season is in full swing. It's time to wind down the late nights, relaxed rules and flexibility of the summer and get back into the school-year routines of homework, specific bedtimes and endless soccer and baseball practices. As a divorced parent, the familiarity and structure of the fall season may be a welcome break from the craziness of summer.

Job performance is often affected by divorce

Many employees do their best to keep their personal life separate from their work. Some are successful at it, while others are less so. No matter who you are, however, it is likely that the stress of going through divorce is going to affect your performance even when work seems to be the only area of your life where you feel in control. The trick is to try and minimize your divorce's impact on your professional life and focus on staying on track in your career. Below are some helpful strategies for making the best of a difficult transition. According to a divorce coach, the general themes to remember are that communication and organization are key, but there are some specific strategies as well:

The benefits of mediation when parenting time is at issue

For many people, mediation may be a word they have heard before or a concept they are vaguely familiar with; however, most people may not have engaged in a formal mediation.  Mediation is a wonderful alternative to litigation that allows parties to take control of the outcome of their case.  Mediation involves using a neutral third-party - a mediator - in order to reach an agreement on contested issues. The parties may elect to have their own divorce attorney attend mediation The mediator doesn't represent either party. Mediation can be especially useful when parenting time is at issue. Divorce is never an easy process, and this is especially true when children are involved.

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