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Aggressive Representation

We've all seen the commercials of attorneys bragging to be the Strong Arm of the Law or the Bulldog.  There are YouTube videos of corny commercials the nation over of attorneys practically chanting while wearing their war paint about how they'll fight to the death for...

How to Have a Simple Divorce in Colorado

The two things anyone getting divorced wants to know are: 1) how long will this take and 2) how much is this going to cost?  The answer is simple:  depends on you.  You and your soon-to-be ex can decide how long you want this to take and how expensive you want it to...

Choosing a School with the Other Parent

In August every year, family lawyers are flooded with phone calls from parents who cannot agree with each other on which school little Johnny should attend, starting that month.  They ask the me to file an emergency motion so a judge can decide. The problem is, this...

The Way to a Bully’s Heart is Through His Stomach

I was bullied in middle school, badly.  I was called ugly, laughed at just walking down the hall, and the kids particularly zeroed in on my frizzy mullet that I tried desperately to style.  They made fun of what I was wearing, and ganged up on me.  They wrote me death...

Voting on Judges

In Colorado, state court judges are appointed by the governor, but the public decides in elections whether judges are to be retained.  When you see judges on your ballot, you’re not voting them in – you’re voting on whether they should keep their jobs.  Most people...

How Do I Choose a Family Lawyer?

This question must be answered by first determining your goals for the case. If your goal is to fight your face off and money is no object, pick an expensive, litigious lawyer.  If your goal is to divide things pretty fairly and not spend a lot of money, find a lawyer...

Your Divorce is a Chance to Reinvent Yourself

If you’re going through a divorce, you may be wondering how you're going to support yourself financially after it’s over.  If you’re the lower income earner, or the stay-at-home parent, you’re wondering, “how much alimony can I get?  Will it cover all the bills?  How...

Fighting Over the Face Wash

Going through a break up is like hanging from a cliff. You start grabbing at anything to pull you back. A flimsy branch; the flat ground; the old t-shirt you left at her house. If you’re going through a divorce the goofy stuff you’re clinging to is just on a larger...