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Moving On: Hope after Divorce

Moving On: Hope after Divorce

Here is a friendly reminder – you’re allowed to feel whatever it is that you are feeling right now, and no, not everyone feels the same after divorcing. The great thing about feelings is that they don’t have answers, so there can be no wrong answers (how you treat people is an entirely different matter). Some experience feelings after divorce as an intense loss and feel incredibly sad, sometimes people feel relieved, some people feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to figure out how to be on...

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Can I Date During my Divorce?

Can I Date During my Divorce?

Wanting to date during the divorce process is perfectly natural. After all, it certainly is a lonely and stressful time, and it is entirely understandable to want to feel desirable and see new people. However, the general consensus among lawyers is to advise their clients against dating until the divorce is finalized because of the negative impact this can have on the divorce process. If you want to keep things simple, clean, and drama-free, don’t do it. Dating During Divorce Can Add Stress If...

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What is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

What is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

Any time a marriage is ending, it can be a little daunting to navigate the legal terminology. At Alexander & Ewert, we aim to remove the confusion by clarifying common divorce legal terms and advise and consult. We want our clients and community to understand all of the options out there to start working on the next chapter of their stories. In today’s post, we will clarify a very common question: what is the difference between a divorce and an annulment, and which is right for me? Divorce...

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Staying Together for the Kids?

Staying Together for the Kids?

How many times have you heard a friend, co-worker, or even yourself, say “We’re staying together for the kids,” while being in a pretty miserable marriage? Divorce is never easy, and if you have children, it can be even more complicated. Sometimes, it is best to stay together for the kids, but in many situations, children will benefit from having a peaceful home- which can sometimes only be accomplished by separating. Divorce may seem like it would hurt your children, but statistics show that...

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Divorce when your Spouse is Disabled

Divorce when your Spouse is Disabled

Divorces are incredibly complicated- and a heavy matter to deal with. Divorcing a spouse with a disability makes an already complex situation even harder on the couple.  Disabilities can occur for a magnitude of reasons, and most of the time, they come as an absolute shock. Things to Keep in Mind What services do you provide for your spouse? Do you help them shower/ bathe? Do you do all of their cooking and grocery shopping? Many times, the spouse ends up being the caregiver, and although this...

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What is Primary Custody?

What is Primary Custody?

When a set of parents’ divorce, one of the most important things that is discussed is custody. There are two different types of custody (sometimes referred to as physical custody): joint custody and primary custody. Joint physical custody is when a child or set of children spend roughly half their time with each parent. Primary custody, on the other hand, is when a child or set of children spend more than 61% of the time with one parent. How is physical custody determined? What is best for a...

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Co-Parenting 101

Co-Parenting 101

When safe and possible, it is best for the child to have both of their parents in their lives, because parental relationships will have the largest impact on the child’s life, and the largest influence of their health, mental well-being, and development. So how does one make it work? In short, the key to coparenting is to set aside the past and focus on your common goal: making a good life for your child where they know they are safe, loved, and secure. It may be difficult, as divorces are...

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Notice of a Data Security Incident

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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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