I have done divorce hearings on the day that should be its opposite: Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day. The irony does not escape my clients. I am sure they will always recall the DATE of their divorce and find the holiday bittersweet as a result. The truth is that this holiday can be trying for people who are divorcing, breaking up or newly divorced. The following are tips to make the most of the day despite this challenge. Continue reading “How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day as a Newly Single or Divorced Person”
Each year, there are top issues that appear again and again for our clients at Andersen Law PC. Here are the most common ones last year. Continue reading “Top 5 Most Common Legal Issues ALPC Resolved in 2019”
Guest post by Elizabeth Daerr, founder of Red Rocks Private Investigations
When you go through a divorce, you want the best lawyer, with a team of professionals behind her working to protect your interests. A private investigator can be a critical member of that team in advocating for your case. From surveilling your soon-to-be ex for bad behavior to locating hidden assets after a settlement, investigators provide a variety of services that aid your attorney in building a stronger case. Continue reading “3 Ways a Private Investigator Can Help Your Divorce Case”
It is a mistake not to recognize the impact divorce can have on children. But it is also a reality that ALL parents need to monitor their children for signs of depression whether or not a divorce is involved.
Depression among teens and children is on the rise. According to a recent study, major depressive episodes in teens have risen from 8.7% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2014. Suicide is now the third most common cause of death among teens in this country. Colorado’s teen suicide rate increased 58 percent from 2016 to 2019, with suicide now the cause of one in five adolescent deaths in Colorado.
Depression rates are rising among preteens as well. I have had several cases, some involving children as young as 12, who have been hospitalized for attempting suicide or suffering suicidal ideations during the course of the divorce process.
While experts have various opinions on whether depression increases among children in divorce, EVERYONE (including judges!) agrees that putting children and teens in the middle of the divorce controversy is harmful to them. Continue reading “A Divorce Attorney’s Perspective On Depression In Children During Divorce”
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:
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.
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”
I recently sat down with divorce coach and consultant Dominique Nicole of Divorzing.com to talk about the challenges of shared parenting time during the holidays and how to overcome them.
At Andersen Law PC, we know the divorce process can be confusing, especially if you go it alone without an attorney.
But we are here to help, whether you want support for specific steps or you want us to represent you through your entire case.
Whichever option you choose, it’s important to clearly understand steps of the process to always know what to expect. You need to stay organized, and prepare and receive necessary documents at the right times. That’s why we’ve created the following document tracking chart that you can print off and fill in as you go through the divorce process in Colorado.
So you made the big decision to file for divorce. Or maybe the decision was forced on you because your marriage has become intolerable — it’s no longer a “real” marriage.
What now? It can feel overwhelming to even figure out how to begin the divorce process. But we can help.