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What is the best form of communication for co-parenting?

When parents separate and their children are required to transition from home to home, it is important to maintain an open line of communication between co-parents. This can be a challenge for most separated parents. Which communication method you use depends upon a number of factors, including the level of conflict that exists in your co-parenting relationship.

5 benefits of co-parenting

For many people going through a divorce, a main concern is how the divorce process is how it will affect their children. Living arrangements, child support and parenting time are complicated topics and each influences a child's reaction to the change in his or her family unit. Other issues, like the child's personality, age, relationships with each parent and his/her siblings and the unique circumstances of the divorce will play a significant role.

What LGBTQ parents need to know about custody in Colorado

Even with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, the family laws governing LGBTQ families are still murky to many. This is especially true when it comes to child custody matters. Many LGBTQ couples often start their families through adoption, artificial insemination or surrogacy, and the laws governing these practices and family systems in general are still catching up to the marriage equality ruling.

5 Ways to shield children from the worst of divorce

Even in the face of divorce or separation, most parents can agree on one thing: they want to minimize the impact their split will have on their kids. A good way to accomplish this is to explore alternative dispute options like mediation or collaborative divorce. These processes are designed specifically to help couples work out their differences through discussion and negotiation. Those who take advantage of these processes often obtain outcomes that better suit their family’s unique needs, because they had a say in how matters were settled.

Can social media be evidence?

Over the past five to ten years, we, as a society have modified the ways in which we communicate. People are no longer writing letters or having to pick up the phone and call someone in order to stay connected. Rather, people can now post significant life events with a large group of individuals in less than five seconds. Social media and online accounts allow us to stay connected with our loved ones, or even not so loved ones, and see on an almost hourly basis what someone is doing, who they are with, what they are liking, and how they are feeling. As such, social media postings and accounts have become a big issue in legal proceeding, especially those involving family law issues. We put all types of information on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds including personal and lifestyle posts. 

Do I Really Have To Disclose All This Information?

We often get questions from family law clients about whether you actually have to disclose everything in a proceeding - whether a divorce or a parenting time matter. The answer is that yes, you do have to disclose a significant amount of information and you have to do it without the other party even asking for that information. 

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