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Blog Posts in 2013

January is Divorce Month

After the holidays die down, divorce picks up. That is why many media outlets now call January "divorce month." There are a variety of different reasons why January is considered divorce ...
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How Christmas Gift Giving can be Parental Alienation

During divorce, the court will help to decide a comprehensive child custody plan for parents which will determine who will make decisions for the children and where the children will live while they ...
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Getting an Uncontested Divorce

In Colorado, no matter how complex a couple's situation is, they can achieve an uncontested divorce if they can reach an agreement on several main issues. These would include: agreeing on a ...
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Seeking Mediation During the Holidays

If you and your ex-spouse are having a difficult time determining when each parent gets to keep the children, it may be best to sit down with a skilled Denver mediator and go over a very detailed ...
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Understanding the Divorce Process in Colorado

Whenever a couple seeks a divorce, it is imperative that they understand the laws in their area, as these can vary wildly from state to state. If you want to get a divorce in Colorado, then you need ...
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Enforcing Child Support

There are no exceptions. Every state places a duty on each parent to support their children, regardless of whether the parents are divorced, unmarried, or separated. In spite of these laws, however, ...
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How to Handle House Division in your Divorce

Chances are that you only have one house. If you and your spouse are currently pursuing a divorce, then only having one house may present a very complicating problem. One spouse will doubtless move ...
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Should I Stay or Move Out of the Family Home During Divorce?

Once you file for divorce, you will confronted with many major decisions, one big one being whether or not this is the time to move out of the marital home. Not only does the home likely represent ...
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What is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody?

If you are currently determining custody of your children post-divorce, you may be confused by some of the legal terminology. A lot of times, the courts will refer to legal custody and physical ...
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A Father's Right to Maintain Contact with the Children

Fathers have specific rights honored by the courts. Unfortunately, father's rights are typically harder to enforce than a mother's rights are. This is typically because a mother is the ...
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Should I Wait to File for Divorce Until After the Holidays?

Even though you may know that your marriage is headed toward a divorce, timing can be everything. Particularly if you have kids, you may feel the need to endure the holidays as a couple, keeping this ...
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Working Through Holiday Custody This Year

The holidays are almost here. If you and your ex-spouse created a holiday agreement regarding child custody at the time of your divorce, then you may have already established who will have the ...
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Calculating Child Support in Denver, Colorado

Whenever parents split up, they both have the duty of providing financial support for the children they had together, regardless of whether or not the parents were married. In Colorado, these child ...
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How to Avoid Financial Strain During a Divorce

Divorce is a major life change that often causes tremendous stress and anxiety for the whole family. During this time, it is often challenging to take the time and think about your finances. Here are ...
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What are my rights as a father in Colorado?

When the court determines custodial issues in a divorce case, it is statutorily prohibited from favoring the mother. Unfortunately, many judges still see the mother as the more significant influence ...
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Benefits of Mediation

If you are going through a divorce, then you may want to pursue mediation as an alternative to taking your case to court! Mediation has a number of advantages for couples who want to end their ...
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Should I file for a Legal Separation or a Divorce?

In order to answer this question you need to know the difference between the two filings. The Legal Separation is identical to the Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage) as far as the distribution of ...
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How long will the divorce take?

Unfortunately, in many jurisdictions in Colorado, the courts have a backlog of cases filed that results in months of waiting to obtain a final hearing. In jurisdictions such as Arapahoe, Douglas, and ...
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Who can remain in the family home after a divorce?

Many clients come into the office and they are still living with their spouse in the family home. The first question they ask is how they can get their spouse out of the home. This is not an easy ...
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How do I survive my divorce?

It is not unusual to be in emotional turmoil over your divorce. No matter how badly you need the divorce, it still can be an emotional roller coaster, especially with the delays in the courts. There ...
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Welcome to Sturniolo & Associate's Blog!

Since 1950, Colorado's divorce rate has averaged out to more than 50%. With this high divorce rate, there is a pressing need for strong and honest divorce counsel throughout the state. At ...
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