Divorce Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 8

Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2012 – In this case, the father appealed an order ending his parental rights. “This is an interesting case,” remarked Bill Thode, a Denver child custody lawyer. “In re the Petition of C.L.S., and Lutheran Family Services of Colorado, Inc., Petitioner-Appellee, In the Interest of E.N.S., a Child, and Concerning J.O., Respondent-Appellant, and N.M. and J.M., Intervenors-Appellees, 252 P.3d 556 (2011) deals with a biological father appealing an order that ended his parental rights. His rights were severed under section 19-5-103.5, C.R.S.2010, which allows a parent who willingly relinquishes their rights to a […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2012 – In order to save money during a divorce, many couples are turning to mediation. If mediation fails, litigation is still an option. “When couples are facing divorce, many of them automatically think about going to court. Tempers flare, stress is high and the parties don’t know what to do, other than contact a lawyer. That is the first step. The second is to find out what your rights are in the state you live in, and the third step is to ask if there are other alternatives to going to court. […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2012 – New research has revealed that the rate of divorce has increased greatly among older Americans. The trend is significant, as the United States is already the top country in the world for divorce. As baby boomers enter their golden years, divorce rates may increase even more. I-Fen Lin and Susan Brown, of the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green University, conducted a study that showed that for Americans 50 years old or older, the rate of divorce doubled between 1990 and 2009. This held true for Americans […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2012 – There is a perceived bias that fathers are discriminated against by the family court system, but fathers do have legal rights in a divorce. “There is a myth that fathers do not have the same legal rights in a divorce as the mother does. That is definitely a myth, as fathers ‘do’ have legal rights, something that my firm fiercely champions,” remarked Bill Thode, a Denver divorce lawyer. Divorce laws in many states typically award custody to the parent that is the closest to the child; the one that will help […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a record 8,733,461 workers received federal disability insurance payments in June, 2012, a number greater than the population of New York City. Some commentators have decried the rise, saying that the ratio of working Americans to those living on disability has changed for the worse. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in June, 1992, approximately 120 million Americans were employed, with slightly more than 3 million living on disability, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2012 – Relationships are generally plagued with many challenges before the spouses start considering a divorce. Sometimes, separation makes the divorce process a little easier on both parties. Marching out of a series of arguments and marital battles into a divorce may lead to more trouble down the road. If the couple goes into a divorce with a battle mindset, the two are more likely to complicate the matter than if they have a cool down period. Brandon divorce lawyer, Reginald Osenton said, “A marriage dissolution can be stressful enough without getting involved […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2012 – Financial challenges are stressful for one person, but can cripple a relationship. When searching for a career, people should consider how income affects marriage. The balance between work and family is much easier conceived than achieved. While stress from work can easily leak into a marriage, money trouble is the most common cause of divorce. Pasco County divorce lawyer, Marcie Baker of Alston & Baker, PA said, “Most households survive off of two incomes. When a family faces financial challenges, it’s easy for some couples to blame each other for not […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2012 – Forensic accountant and author Mark Kohn recently released a book titled “How They Stash the Cash,” in which he outlines the many legal and illegal ways divorcing spouses maneuver money away from each other. “People definitely get greedy during a divorce and one of the ways that greed can manifest itself is for spouses to begin hiding money from each other,” said Brandon divorce lawyer Joshua Law of the Osenton Law Office. “For a spouse who is truly owed money during a divorce proceeding, sometimes an investigation is the only way […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 – Once a Florida divorce is final, there is a binding legal agreement that both parties must live up to. That binding contract may include alimony, child support and a parenting plan that includes time sharing agreements. Either party who refuses to abide by the agreement is likely to get dragged into court to explain why. That means payments have to be made on time both for alimony and for child support. It also means that both parents need to honor their time-sharing responsibilities and be respectful of the other co-parent’s time. […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 1, 2012 – The Collaborative Divorce Education Institute is again offering an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training for Legal, Mental Health and Financial Professionals June 7-9, 2012 in Pomona, California. This is the Second Annual Three- Day Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Team Training offered by the CDEI. This training is scheduled for June 7,8 and 9, 2012 at Cal Poly Pomona with CDTT Trainers: George Richardson, Ellie Izzo, Vicki Carpel-Miller and Andrew Hoffman. CDEI is again offering the Advanced Level Interdisciplinary Team Train the Trainer four and a half day program coinciding with this three-day […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – People going through a divorce have an instinct to open up with their friends and express their emotions and feelings about what is going on in their life. Divorce can feel alienating and people will feel a natural inclination to seek out opinions from friends that might agree with them. This is when social media platforms like Facebook can be particularly dangerous during divorce proceedings. Speaking unkindly about a spouse on any social media can be brought up in court. “Before a divorce and even during a divorce, the most important […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – Most people think of alimony as the way in which men support their ex-wives after a divorce. Changes in the economy and job equality have changed the way people see alimony. The new household breadwinner may be wearing the high heals in the family rather than pants. Women are achieving higher levels of power in corporations and starting more businesses. In fact, research firm GMI has charted 3 consecutive years of growth in the number of female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. As women claim their piece of the economy and […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2012 – A first of its kind divorce expo was held in New York City at the beginning of April with speakers and exhibitors ranging from stylists to counselors to lawyers. The expo was held over the course of two days at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The expo was called Start Over Smart: A Modern Divorce Expo. It included panel discussions, keynote speakers, socials and small group discussions, according to the expo’s website. “An expo is a great way to help people going through a divorce feel like they are not alone in […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Filing for a divorce can be difficult and stressful. The road ahead has many uncharted obstacles, but for Colorado residents, some rules go into effect immediately after filing their Petition for Dissolution. Regardless of whether the decision is mutual, once a divorce is filed in Colorado both parties are governed by some new guidelines. Something many people that are considering a divorce may not realize is that upon filing, a mandatory protection order (or restraining order) goes into effect against both parties. The protection order prohibits either party from selling property, […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2012 – The Florida Legislature failed to act on highly controversial alimony reform bills this season. The bills would have changed alimony law and given rigid structure to how alimony is allocated in the Sunshine State. Florida’s state house was poised to take on alimony reform in the footsteps of Massachusetts, which passed sweeping reform last year. But in a short session with other priorities like cutting the budget and redrawing the legislative districts, the lawmakers let alimony reform on the table this year. “The bills were not going to be workable as […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2012 – Census data shows that while the U.S. divorce rate has dropped over the past 20 years, it is rising sharply among people 50 and older. In many cases the numbers reflect people who waited until their children were grown and out of the house before they made a decision that would be hard on them. In other cases, the numbers simply show that second and third marriages do not tend to last like first marriages do. In 1990, about 10 percent of the divorces in the United States were among people […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2012 – An appeals court is sending the daughter of a Colorado couple back to be with her father after her mother died. She has spent most of her life with her maternal step-grandmother. The couple never married and the mother moved out of Colorado shortly after the daughter was born, according to court records. When the child was about three years old, the mother died while living with Phyllis Meyer, the child’s grandmother. The father, Edward Thomas Slover, filed for child custody in Colorado but was denied because of substance abuse issues, […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2012 – It is no secret that raising a special-needs child can be a strain on a family and many marriages do not survive. The divorce rates among parents of special-needs children have been estimated as high as 85 percent. The medical challenges children face are as diverse as the children themselves. From attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or autism spectrum disorder to cerebral palsy or epilepsy, children’s health care can be a big strain on a marriage. “We see a lot of clients with special-needs children and they usually know coming in the door […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2012 – Family law attorneys across Florida are keeping a close eye on Tallahassee this season as two alimony reform bills work their way through the state legislature. If passed, either new state law would dramatically change the way alimony is determined in the Sunshine State and likely would end the practice of awarding lifetime alimony. Reform advocates are pushing for many factors to be considered as alimony is determined including the length of the marriage, the financial stability of each partner and the consequences of cohabitation. Opponents of the proposed rule changes […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2012 – Laws that have the potential to dramatically change how alimony is awarded in Florida are working their way through the legislature in Tallahassee this season. The Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hear testimony at the end of January from members of Florida Alimony Reform. Proponents of alimony reform say the current laws are draconian and reflect a mid-20th century approach to divorce in a 21st century world. “The proposed changes to Florida’s alimony rules will certainly make a dramatic difference in how much money one spouse can expect from the […]


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