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How to Reclaim Your Power and Identity After Divorce

Guest Post by Emily Wishall, embodiment coach and certified Rolfer

When it feels like your life, as you currently know it, is falling apart, how can you come back to your conviction and confidence in who you are as a feminine woman? How do you get to rediscover your identity outside of marriage and outside of your family unit? Continue reading “How to Reclaim Your Power and Identity After Divorce”

What You Should Know About Divorce and Dating With Children

Guest Post by Shannon Rios Paulsen, LMFT

The issue of dating arises in every session of “Co-Parenting After Divorce” I facilitate. After working with thousands of families, I have come to believe that dating and remarrying are among the biggest risk factors for children of divorce. Statistically, children of divorce are two-and-a-half times more likely to have adjustment and achievement issues than children from intact families. Dating and stepfamilies DO impact children. It is true that a new partner can sometimes impact children positively, but it is also true that this aspect of their parents’ divorce can cause stress and challenges for children. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Divorce and Dating With Children”

Andersen Law PC Receives Ethics Award Nomination

Andersen Law PC is honored to be nominated for the Evergreen Rotary Ethics in Business award. Companies are chosen for their ethics in operating their businesses and contributing to the community.

We are proud of this nomination and believed we earned it due to our record of ethics in treating our clients, staff and community with respect and honesty. We also are committed to over 50 hours a year in pro bono and have accomplished that every year. Continue reading “Andersen Law PC Receives Ethics Award Nomination”

Estate Planning Tips for Seniors

Guest post by Mike Lies of Gold Compass Real Estate

Planning for the future is a necessary step for seniors. It avoids family fights, legal fees and government possession. Estate planning can be a difficult process as there are some uncomfortable decisions that have to be made such as how assets will be distributed and to whom as well as funeral arrangements and medical wishes. The typical estate planning documents include a will and testament to specify gifts for family members, power of attorney, trusts, and health care directive.

Here are some tips for seniors when it comes to estate planning:

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Don’t Be Duped by Divorce: What to Know Before You Decide to Sell or Keep Your House

Guest post by Mike Olson of GO Colorado Realty

Did you know that every 13 seconds, someone, somewhere files for a divorce?  When you look for a home with your spouse, you don’t think about the possibility of a divorce. You think about the fun things about owning a home like being able to decorate it with your favorite colors and style, making dinners together in the kitchen and the amazing closet to fit all your brand name shoes. The fact of the matter is that 41% of all first marriages end in divorce, and the rate is even higher for second and third marriages. There are several important things to consider when you file for divorce, and perhaps one of the most important is what will happen with your house. Continue reading “Don’t Be Duped by Divorce: What to Know Before You Decide to Sell or Keep Your House”

What is a Small Estate?

Guest post by Julie Nichols, JD/MSW

Probate is the legal process of what happens to someone’s property (their estate) after they die. The term also refers to the administration of that estate – the things that have to be done after a death so that ownership of all of the decedent’s property can be transferred to those who are entitled to it.

Probate proceedings are not always required (although there will always be some necessary paperwork). Sometimes ownership of assets passes automatically to pre-determined individuals.  Continue reading “What is a Small Estate?”

FREE Advice Available at Jeffco Legal Clinics All Year

Every year, a major focus of mine is to devote dozens of hours to pro bono work, giving back to the community and helping anyone who wants it to access legal assistance. One way I do this work is through volunteering at a variety of free legal clinics around Jefferson County each month. The clinics typically allow visitors to attend on a first come, first served basis and to receive 15 minutes of free legal advice on their divorce or family law issue. Please share this information with family and friends who could benefit.

Below is my clinic volunteer calendar for the year, so far. Keep an eye on my Facebook page and under the ALPC Volunteering the Community tab for additional dates and events as they are added. Continue reading “FREE Advice Available at Jeffco Legal Clinics All Year”

Andersen Law PC: Learning From Our Clients to Stand Out

 

We would like to thank all our clients who have helped us grow in the past four-plus years from a sole attorney renting one office to a team, including bookkeeper Elizabeth, associate attorney Kameryn, legal assistants Andrea, Linda, Cate and Angelique, editor Jacquelyn, contract attorneys Julie and Tamara, contract paralegal Jessica, accountant Suzie, videographers Chris and Steef, web managers Susan and Gary, and coach Gary.

Over these years, our clients have taught us what they want and how to act.

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Estate Planning: Protect Yourself From Accidentally Remarrying Your Ex And Leaving Them Everything!

A recent Colorado case makes clear that you should revise your will and make your status with your ex very obvious or risk a probate case after you die. As a firm that handles divorces and wills, we know how this can play out and ALWAYS advise our clients to update their estate planning documents after divorce. The following is a tale of woe that involves someone who did not follow this advice. Continue reading “Estate Planning: Protect Yourself From Accidentally Remarrying Your Ex And Leaving Them Everything!”