There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new Florida law that prohibits the granting of lifetime spousal maintenance (better known as alimony) along with other changes to the Florida alimony system. This law has ignited a nationwide discussion about how spousal maintenance should work given drastic changes to American family culture. This [...]
During a divorce tax issues are commonly overlooked, often even by divorce attorneys. This series of articles by Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shields discusses the tax effects of divorce. Part 1 of this series specifically looks into the tax ramifications of property transfers that happen as a result of a divorce. Property Division During a [...]
Many clients approach divorce believing some myths about how the process begins and what facts are relevant to the process. Colorado's no fault divorce rules allow for dissolution of marriage without the burden of showing a reason for the divorce. The rule also generally prohibits spouses from bringing up certain issues (such as infidelity) in [...]
This month Diane L. Danois, a divorce attorney and contributor to the Huffington Post, authored a great article on common mistakes people make that drive up their divorce costs. This article offers up wonderful insight on how you can help to keep your legal fees low by doing a few simple things. As a Littleton [...]
I have been a divorce attorney for over ten years, and was a paralegal for a divorce attorney for several years before that. In all the years that I have been working on divorce cases, meeting with divorce clients, and litigating hearings, I have come to see some patterns in people’s behavior that is destructive [...]
Many times throughout my career, I have had clients who have had an affair. Sometimes the spouse knows about it, and sometimes they haven’t found out about it yet. The purpose of this article is to give you some advice on things that you may want to consider doing and not doing if this is [...]
Being in a car accident is a terrifying experience that can leave people uncertain what to do. Littleton Personal Injury Attorney Bonnie Shields can help.
The process of dividing assets and property during a Colorado divorce proceeding can be confusing and frustrating. If you’re not aware of the distinctions between separate property and marital property you could be taken advantage of during a dissolution of marriage action. This article by Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shields will help you understand your rights to property during a divorce. […]
The divorce process in Colorado can be confusing to the uninitiated. This article by Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shields will teach you about the process of obtaining a divorce (dissolution of marriage) in Colorado.
I have been practicing law for over 10 years now. Before becoming an attorney I was a paralegal for seven years. I have worked in several law offices (as a paralegal) and seen the way many attorneys practice law. The variety you will find will astound you. Choosing the right lawyer for you is what is really important. It is not a matter of who has been practicing the most years, who charges the most, or picking a male or female attorney. Here are some things that I think are good to consider when hiring an attorney for your case. […]