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Divorce During COVID: The First 5 Steps

Divorce During COVID: The First 5 Steps

  Social isolation and Stay-At-Home orders are making already bad situations worse. The stress of a pandemic, combined with the added financial stress can create uncomfortable situations for the best of relationships. If a relationship is struggling, then these added stressors can make things much worse. We are concerned about anyone struggling with their relationships during this time,...

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COVID-19 Updates from Alexander & Ewert, LLC.

COVID-19 Updates from Alexander & Ewert, LLC.

Thanks for trusting Alexander & Ewert, LLC. with your legal matter. As you may have seen on the news or social media, some of the courthouses in Colorado are closing through April 3, 2020 for non-emergent hearings. We want to let you know how our office will be handling this closure. First, our office will remain OPEN, but available electronically.

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Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence in Northern Colorado

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence in Northern Colorado

Victims of domestic violence have access to many resources, services and protections in Northern Colorado. Below are several resources for victims of domestic violence in Larimer County and Weld County. Crossroads Safehouse: 421 Parker St, Fort Collins, CO 80525; Phone: (970) 482-3502 https://www.crossroadssafehouse.org/ Alternatives to Violence: 541 E 8th St, Loveland, CO 80537; Phone: (970) 669-5150 http://www.alternativestoviolence.org/ House of Neighborly Service: Phone (970)...

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Colorado Custody

Colorado Custody

Get your rights on! I skipped the marriage thing when I had my first lil' bundle of joy. I was 19, scared, alone, and relying on my Mom way more than I'll ever admit to. My family told me every chance they could that I needed to get custody put in place and get a child support order entered. I blew off this piece of advice like the know-it-all 19-year-old I was. What a dumb kid I was. When you have a baby with someone, and you are not in a serious committed relationship, you need to make sure...

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What is Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a crime. Colorado Statues defines domestic violence as "an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. 'Domestic violence' also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed...

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How much is Alimony?

How much is Alimony?

Alimony is a concept that allows for one spouse to provide for the support and maintenance of the other for a period of time following separation. Alimony is also referred to as maintenance in Colorado. The purpose of alimony is to help the recipient to become self-supporting. Here are Five Factors that the court will look at in determining whether it should be awarded, and if so, how much. 1. The amount of each party's gross income (income before deductions) If you and your spouse make about...

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Joint Custody in Colorado

Joint Custody in Colorado

Custody is a term that we use to explain the relationship parents that are no longer together have with their kids. Custody has two parts: physical and legal. Physical is the amount of time the child spends with each parent and legal is the ability to make decisions for the child. In Colorado, the Legislature determined that it did not like the idea that custody conveyed - that children were property of one parent of the other. So now Colorado courts refer to the relationship between parents...

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