What are “exhibits” and what is an “exhibit book”?

When you are part of a family law case, like a divorce or custody modification, anytime you go to Court you will likely have “exhibits” and even an “exhibit book” if there are numerous exhibits. An exhibit is a document that will be used to provide proof of something. For example, a pay statement from employment can be used to prove your income. Tax returns from the last few years can help prove the financial…

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Make Your Attorney Consultation Productive (part 1 of 2)

How much do you believe your house is worth and how much do you owe? The answer will help the attorney to determine options for the home in conjunction with other information. A Zillow/ Realtor.com/ Trulia, etc.  type number and most recent mortgage statement will provide a general idea of the equity in the home. If you have a recent appraisal or comparative market analysis, you will want to have those handy. If you don’t…

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Make Your Attorney Consultation Productive

So, you have made an appointment with an attorney to discuss your divorce case. What should you know and what should you bring to make the consultation productive? First, expect that your consultation will be by telephone or maybe a video call. Due to COVID restrictions, almost every attorney does not offer in-office consultations.  Keeping staff safe is an important consideration for every employer. In fact most of what you will be doing with your…

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Court Appearances in the Age of COVID

HOW TO “APPEAR” IN COURT FOR YOUR HEARING IN THE AGE OF COVID How are you supposed to appear in Court for your family law case when the Court is partially closed? Since the COVID 19 virus has caused a partial shutdown of many courthouses in Colorado including the El Paso County Courthouse of the 4th Judicial District, appearing in person at a courthouse for most Family Law/Domestic Relations cases is not allowed. At most…

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Temporary Orders Hearing

Throughout the divorce process, there are a number of times that you might have to appear in Court. Regularly scheduled “hearings” and status conferences may require your appearance in Court. Whether you need the Court to hold these hearings or status conferences will depend on your facts and how your case proceeds—as uncontested or with disputed issues upon which you and your spouse don’t agree. If you reach a settlement at any stage of your…

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