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Divorce Now or Later? Facts to Inform Your Decision

By: Plog & Stein PC Chances are if you are considering divorce, you are facing difficulties in your marriage that you don’t believe you and your spouse will be able to overcome. Perhaps you have even made the decision to divorce, but are unsure what the  best time to file is. Here
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Failing to Show Up for Your Divorce or Custody Hearing

By: Stephen J. Plog After over twenty years of practicing family law in the Denver area, I’ve seen all sorts of odd situations.  The stories I could tell range from run of the mill tales of spouses behaving badly to the truly bizarre.   Of course I cannot tell those stories due
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Additional Changes Needed in Colorado Family Law Statutes

By:  Jessica A. Saldin A prior blog post of mine discussed recent, and upcoming, changes to the child support statute and its potential impact on Colorado family law cases.  This blog post will discuss additional changes that I believe still need to be made by the Colorado Legislature to our family law
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What is an Expert and Why are Experts Involved in Divorce Cases?

By: Plog & Stein PC An expert is somebody who is uniquely qualified by his/her education, knowledge and experience to offer opinions regarding matters that are scientific, technical or that require specialized knowledge. See C.R.E. Rule 702. Although any witness could potentially by certified as an expert by the court if he/she
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What is Legal Separation and is it Right for Me?

By:  Jessica A. Saldin In a prior post I discussed the effect a long-term physical separation may have on your Colorado divorce case.  A physical separation is not a legal process and simply refers to a period of time when you and your spouse lived apart.  In contrast, though, there is a
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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get Divorced in Colorado?

By: Plog & Stein PC Many people are reluctant, nervous, or even fearful of going to court. This is understandable because most people have never been to court and find the formal setting uncomfortable. Additionally going to court can be inconvenient to people who live far away from the courthouse (sometimes even out
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Understanding the First Stages of Your Family Law Case

By: Sarah T. McCain When you start a family case, the first document that you will receive from the court is called the Case Management Order. This order often includes a Notice of Initial Status Conference. After working in this field for many years, I continue to be surprised by the number
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