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Frequently asked questions about adoption in Colorado

The state of Colorado tries to make adoption as smooth as possible. Adoptive parents are welcomed into the system, and their needs and concerns are taken very seriously. However because of the very strict protections in place for children in care, adoption is a very rigorous process.

The following article will answer some of the most frequently asked questions from prospective adoptive parents.

How are intangible assets valued?

Many aspects of a brand or a company are intangible. When selling your business due to property division as a consequence of divorce, it is vital that you understand the true value of your assets. It is often these intangible aspects that are the most valuable and important assets within a company. It could be the good reputation that took years to build, or customer databases that form the foundations of your marketing strategy. But how are they valued?

This blog will provide a brief overview into how different types of intangible assets are appraised and the how the value is sought. It will also give an overview of what types of assets are considered intangible.

Splitting up as an unmarried couple

Break-ups are always difficult, whether you parted amicably or not. If you have been living together but not married, the practical aspects can be especially hard. When married couples split, they can go through the divorce process and have a legal reference for the division of assets. But for unmarried couples, things are a little less clear-cut. It's important to make sure that your ex doesn't take advantage of you or the situation when dividing assets.

This blog will provide a brief overview of the best procedure to go through when dividing assets due to a split with your former live-in partner.

Deciding whether to ask for child custody modification

When a child custody arrangement is not working out well, this could be due to a change in circumstances or because arrangement was never fully appropriate for the situation. Regardless of the reasons why, there may be a need to request an alteration of the child custody agreement.

This blog will provide a brief overview of the reasons that may be deemed valid in order to make a successful child custody modification.

What should you know about mediation in Colorado?

Colorado requires that most couples try to resolve divorce issues through mediation before going to trial. The goal is for the divorcing parties to amicably settle as many decisions as possible before having the courts impose a verdict.

Many divorcing couples do not know what to expect from the divorce process as a whole, let alone mediation. What should you know before you enter mediation?

Two things to know before your deployment

President Trump’s announcement about his plans for the country’s military presence in Afghanistan may not be surprising depending on your political affiliations. But if you are an enlisted service member or involved with someone in the armed forces, there is a chance that you may be deployed overseas. So if you are involved in a divorce or child custody action, it is essential to have several things in order.

This post will highlight a couple of important considerations. 

Divorce property division may include TSPs

Federal employees in Colorado who plan to divorce need to determine how to divide their Thrift Savings Plans. Since there are not any federal laws that govern the process, family court judges will apply state law in the event that the couple is unable to reach an agreement.

In Colorado, the courts divide property equitably. This does not mean that the marital assets will be divided equally. Instead, it means that the assets, including the portions of retirement accounts that accrued during the marriages, are to be divided in a fair manner. Generally, federal employees should expect that their estranged spouses will receive a large percentage of their TSP balances if the balances have grown in size during their marriages.

How your lawyer can help promote an amicable divorce

When Shelby and Jason walked down the aisle, they thought it was forever. As high school sweethearts, they were sure their relationship would last far into their lives—raising kids a

When Jason joined the Air Force, Shelby was supportive. Both believed in supporting their country and they were eager to impart their patriotism to their kids.

Social Media And Child Custody

What you post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can have an effect on your child custody rights. Before you post, think of how it would look if introduced in court as evidence of your fitness as a parent.

Child custody is often contested during divorce. It can also become an issue after divorce if your spouse is seeking a modification of custody or visitation. Here are some examples of posts that can undermine your family law case:

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