Fall 2019 Family Law Update: 10 Things You Need to Know

Beth Andersen and contract attorney Julie Nichols attended the Colorado Bar Association Fall Update on Oct. 25. Beth also attended the Child Out of Court Statements presentation on Oct. 18.

Here are the top 10 takeaways you need to know regarding family law in Colorado:

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Co-Parenting After The Breakup: Tricks to Make Halloween More of a Treat for Your Kids and You

Before you choose a Halloween strategy for your family, be realistic about how your ex and you behave after the divorce or breakup.

Here’s advice about how to strategize for Halloween, based on your family and co-parenting style.

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Wills & Trusts: Protecting Your Assets With Estate Planning

By Kameryn McCollough

Many people seek to use estate planning as a way to protect their assets against creditors. While there are ways to create protections using wills or trusts, creditors are still able to reach those assets under certain circumstances. That being said, a will or a trust is still useful to create boundaries for your beneficiaries and any creditors you or your beneficiaries may have.

Here are ways you can limit creditor access to your assets through a will or trust.

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4 Ways to Keep Living in Ken Caryl, Colorado, After a Divorce

Guest Post by Paige Michaelis, Realtor

Ken Caryl is an incredible neighborhood where I have been privileged to live for the past three years. I have always found it interesting the extent to which people go to stay in this neighborhood. Either making long commutes to keep their kids at Bradford K-8 or doing what is lovingly called the “Ken Caryl Shuffle” — where one moves “Up” to the North Ranch or the Valley or moves to an upgraded home in their same neighborhood. It is such a common thing, and believe me, I get it, Ken Caryl is in demand. But, it can be expensive, and during divorce, it can be difficult to hold onto one’s home.

If you are in the process of divorce or are considering, here are a few options that may be helpful in deciding how you can stay in Ken Caryl:

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All the Details: Funding Revocable Living Trusts

Funding your revocable living trust can be overwhelming. It is important that you properly title any assets that you want to transfer into your trust, and there are benefits and disadvantages to transferring such property. If you have questions about a type of property not discussed below, or you want help transferring your property, Andersen Law PC is happy to help.

The following is a selection from Form 1210 – Trust Funding Memorandum from the “Orange Book Forms: Colorado Estate Planning Forms” book published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado Inc. Please note: This post addresses funding a revocable living trust for an individual. There are slight, but important differences to be aware of if you and your spouse have revocable living trusts or if you have a joint revocable trust.

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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”