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What to do When Your Ex-Spouse Relocates without Prior Approval

What to do When Your Ex-Spouse Relocates without Prior Approval

Americans in the 21st century are as mobile as they have ever been. Statistics show that most Americans will relocate once every several years. The reasons for relocation can be varied – remarriage, new job, desire to be closer to other family, etc. If a person doesn’t have children with an ex-spouse, packing up and …

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Can a Child Choose Which Parent Will Receive Physical Custody?

Can a Child Choose Which Parent Will Receive Physical Custody?

Child custody matters are one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Determining how parents will share custody is never easy, and in many cases it’s downright maddening. Under the worst circumstances, spouses can devolve to their most puerile state and needlessly drag out custody issues. Family courts in Colorado have well-established procedures …

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What are the Signs that Marital Counseling is Not Succeeding?

What are the Signs that Marital Counseling is Not Succeeding?

Ending a marriage is big decision.  Divorce is something which should always be approached in a serious manner. In nearly all cases, couples prefer to visit a marriage therapist prior to seeking a divorce. In many cases, couples report substantial improvements in the quality of their relationships after seeing a marriage counselor or therapist. One …

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Colorado’s New Laws on Covid-related Needs and Accrued Sick Leave

What Colorado’s New Laws on Covid-related Needs and Accrued Sick Leave Means for Your Business

By now, Covid-19 has affected just about everyone’s life in some fashion.  This blog is meant to raise awareness to employers on yet another effect that Covid-19 might have on your business and outline Colorado’s new accrued paid sick leave. Starting January 1, 2022, Colorado strengthened its Public Health Emergency Leave Policy which allows for …

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What is the Difference Between a Child and Family Investigator and a Parental Responsibilities Evaluator? - The Drake Law Firm, PC

What is the Difference Between a Child and Family Investigator and a Parental Responsibilities Evaluator?

Child custody is one of the most hotly contested points in divorce proceedings. In many cases, parents cannot agree on a parenting plan that suits everyone. Sometimes, one of the parents is unreasonable or simply uncooperative. When parenting plan negotiations get stuck, a Colorado court may appoint a neutral third party to facilitate the process. …

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5 Tips to Ensure you can have a Meaningful Role in Your Child’s Life After the Breakup

Five Tips to Ensure you can have a Meaningful Role in Your Child’s Life After the Breakup

At The Drake Law Firm, P.C., we understand that when children are involved in a breakup tension can begin to run high.  Most parents want to have a meaningful role in the raising of their children, which is why we wrote these tips that will help you preserve your relationship with your child and set …

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The Drake Law Firm, P.C. Releases FREE No Drama Divorce Guide

The Drake Law Firm, P.C. Releases FREE No Drama Divorce Guide

GOLDEN, Colorado – Divorce Attorney Marie Drake of The Drake Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce the release of a FREE guide to with bullet points that will assist people contemplating divorce in having a cooperative, no drama divorce, rather than a high conflict and costly divorce.. The “Five Things to Consider for a …

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Can I Challenge A Divorce Settlement In Colorado? - Drake Law Firm

Can I Challenge a Divorce Settlement in Colorado?

Given the heavy stakes involved, spouses often walk away from a divorce settlement with a feeling on dissatisfaction. Depending on the circumstances, one or both spouses can feel slighted, mistreated or even abused. Divorce settlements, just like divorce decrees, are not necessarily set in stone; meaning that settlements can be overturned in certain situations. In …

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