720-608-3052
From One Parent To Another: When Divorce Isn’t All ‘Happily Ever After’

From One Parent to Another: When Divorce Isn’t All ‘Happily Ever After’

Sometimes the greatest advice you can get comes from someone who has already walked the road ahead of you. Below we’ve continued our blog post series “From One Parent to Another,” with another guest blog post from a divorced parent. When I was getting started I remember thinking that the divorce process is confusing and daunting, and I just wanted to make it as easy as possible. I bought books, read online, and asked others for tips, yet it was…

Read More
Divorce During Times Of Change: How To Be Ready For Summer

Divorce During Times of Change: How to Be Ready for Summer

When school lets out for the summer, it can be a challenging time for any family as they settle into their new normal. If you are recently separated, and now have two households, this can be especially difficult to manage. The keys to a successful summer, a specific event or a holiday schedule are the three Cs: cooperation, compromise, and communication. "Studies show that shared custody situations work best when co-parents are cooperative, respectful, agree on shared custody, and manage…

Read More
Introducing Your Spouse To COCD

Introducing Your Spouse To COCD

A third party mental health clinician offered these tips for introducing your spouse to the Center for Out of Court Divorce (COCD): Coming to an agreement with your partner about how to move forward with your divorce can be challenging for a multitude of reasons. It is often a time of high stress, full of conflict and poor communication. Deciding anything together might seem out of reach. We understand, more than you know. However, there are some tips that may…

Read More
Roundup: Best Children’s Books About Divorce

Roundup: Best Children’s Books About Divorce

Divorce can be tough on a family and can be particularly difficult for the children involved. Sometimes kids don’t know how to communicate their feelings, and parents may struggle to support them while going through a difficult time themselves. Luckily there are a lot of resources out there to help families navigate the divorce process. Although the Center for Out of Court Divorce recommends seeking the support of a third-party expert to help your family through this difficult time, we’ve…

Read More
How To File For Divorce In Colorado

How to File for Divorce in Colorado

When divorcing or separating parents contact us, the first question we often receive is “How do I file?” or “Where do I start with the divorce process?” They often feel confused and overwhelmed. We help guide divorcing parents through the process, working in close partnership with the Colorado legal system to ensure that all requirements are met, and families receive the support they need. If you have questions about the steps, the terminology or the process, we are here to…

Read More
From One Parent To Another: Tips For Navigating A Separation

From One Parent To Another: Tips For Navigating a Separation

Sometimes the greatest advice you can get comes from someone who has already walked the road ahead of you. That's why we're grateful to include this insightful guest blog post from a divorced parent. Elephants never forget - and neither does your family... And other wise thoughts I wish someone had told me during my separation. May 5, 2013. The day I asked my husband and the father of my two children to move out of our home. The youngest…

Read More
Divorce And Tax Considerations

Divorce and Tax Considerations

The 2016 tax deadline is nearly upon us. If you are just beginning the process of separation or divorce, a financial checklist might be helpful to you. If this is your first year filing taxes after or during your divorce or separation, this post outlines some things to consider.First, and most importantly, consult with an expert in the preparation of your taxes to ensure that you have addressed all the tax implications of the divorce. Taxes are complicated. Divorce and…

Read More
How Do We Tell The Kids About The Divorce?

How Do We Tell the Kids About the Divorce?

When it comes to separation and divorce, there can be of areas of disagreement. But one thing divorcing parents share is a desire to do what’s best for their children and to help protect them from the potential negative impacts of the divorce. The trouble is, parents are often unsure of how to go about achieving this outcome. How do you communicate to your children that their parents have decided to not be together anymore? We understand that this is…

Read More
Preparing For Divorce: Finances & Division Of Assets

Preparing For Divorce: Finances & Division of Assets

Embarking on a separation or divorce can be difficult and overwhelming for many reasons, and one area in particular that can cause stress is finances and the division of assets. Here is a checklist of things you should do first to prepare for divorce: [  ] Run a credit report. Know where your credit stands (this goes for both of you), but also gain access to a list of all open accounts and whose name or names are attached to…

Read More

COCD Recognized for its Service to Separating and Divorcing Families in Colorado

The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was recently recognized, together with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver, with Meritorious Recognition for The American Bar Association (ABA) Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services annually recognizes programs and projects that advance access to legal services for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. COCD and IAALS were recognized for…

Read More