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March 1, 2019

It has been one full year since The Law Firm of Jennifer S. McDonald opened our doors. We practice family law in Colorado including but not limited to divorce, custody, maintenance, child support, asset division, and Child and Family Investigator (CFI) work.

February 14, 2019

If you’re getting divorced and struggling to deal with Valentine’s Day, here are 7 practical tips you can arm yourself with to get through it: 1. Accept your emotions 2. Be positive 3. Comparison = catastrophic 4. Defend your self-esteem 5. Exercise 6. Focus 7. Gratitu...

January 16, 2019

Splitting retirement accounts in a divorce is difficult emotionally, as you may walk away from the divorce with less retirement savings than you had planned on having. It is important to know this going into a divorce in order to prepare yourself, and to help you make...

October 30, 2018

Halloween is a big deal for families, especially when you have little kids who enjoy dressing up and trick-or-treating. It is also a night when there are lots of people outside in the dark, which means it is important take some precautions to keep yourself and your chi...

September 18, 2018

An Initial Status Conference is the first hearing that you will be set for in your divorce or child custody case in Colorado. It is your first opportunity to meet the judge or magistrate, and a chance for the Court to get an idea of how your case is likely to proceed.

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September 12, 2018

The Law Firm Of Jennifer S. McDonald is helping with the Colorado Women's Bar Association's #TeamLegallyPink fundraisers for breast cancer research and awareness in Denver, Colorado this month. 

We are running the Race for the Cure in Denver, Colorado on September 30, 2...

August 9, 2018

Jennifer McDonald discusses what happens at a Permanent Orders hearing for divorce and child custody cases in the State of Colorado.

A permanent orders hearing is your final hearing in a divorce or child custody case. The hearing is your opportunity to present your...

July 25, 2018

When you begin the divorce or child custody process, there is often a learning curve as you start to hear legal terms that you do not know. As lawyers, we sometimes forget that lawyers and courts use words that do not make sense to non-lawyers. Or, the words attorneys...

June 13, 2018

What is a child and family investigator? Your family law attorney may be suggesting you get a child and family investigator, or maybe the judge suggested one in your child custody case.

In the State of Colorado, child and family investigators, or CFIs, play an important...

May 16, 2018

A prenuptial agreement, sometimes called a "prenup," is a legally binding contract between two people who intend to marry.

A prenuptial agreement is an opportunity for a couple to write the rules that will control their marriage, and their divorce, should a divorce beco...

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October 30, 2018