Email LMB@LAURELBYRNES.COM today for a consultation
Email LMB@LAURELBYRNES.COM today for a consultation
Dissolution – Whether a long-term marriage or a short term, a divorce is a life event that changes everything. Navigating the emotions, the finances, the living arrangements, the family and the court is overwhelming. We can help. Laurel has 15 years of litigation and court experience – Jim has 35. We can help alleviate the stress and anxiety of being in a world that you are not familiar with. We can help prioritize those other issues that also need to be addressed during this huge life event.
Parenting – At the beginning and end of every relationship – the kids are the most important. Their safety, their care, their happiness, their family. Making sure you navigate this all-important issue is paramount. There is parenting time, decision making and child support. Their rights, and the parent’s rights have to be addressed. Trying to keep your emotions in check and work for the best interest of the children sometimes requires an outside and non-emotional thinker. The court has numerous presumptions with children – make sure you know what they are before you sign any documents! Let us help you make the decisions that are best for your children and their futures.
- Spousal support- or alimony as it used to be called – is a right that has to be addressed. Otherwise it is gone for good! The math is in the statute book. Let me show you were and let’s run the numbers before you give away this right and benefit!
The military divorce has special circumstances: Power of Attorneys, BAH/BAQ, VA, Disability, retirement, combat pay, Family plans, step-parents. Do you know that JAG cannot represent you in a domestic situation? The Brady bill and Domestic Violence can cost you your career. The Federal Code has something to say about a Colorado Divorce. Make sure you know the facts BEFORE you sign documents.
DUI/DWAI – If you have a great time and a bad night out – call me. Colorado has updated its DUI/DWAI laws. Colorado is NOT known for its public transport. The class, testing and jail requirements are life changing. A significant portion of your income will go into making sure you are allowed to drive. Our litigation and prosecution experience is paramount in making sure your case is addressed in the most positive manner for you as a defendant. Remember – 1 DUI causes you to lose your license in the state of Colorado. Let us help you try to keep it so you can keep your life. Don’t forget – a DUI brings about a DMV hearing as well. The standards are different. The presumptions are different. Make sure the issues that need to be addressed at the right standard in the right court are.
Speeding and reckless are the big ones that can cause you to lose your license and jack up your insurance. If you are a new driver – under 21 – then the points are special for you! If you have a CDL – collection of points is hugely problematic to you keeping your CDL. Insurance is frequently based on the number of points you have against your license. There are ways to help adjust or diminish these points. Call us to make sure you are in the correct court – city, county or DMV! They all hold hearings on these types of offenses. Make sure you are covered for all of it.
What will happen if you are unable to speak up on your behalf due to a medical or some other issue? Who makes those decisions? Do they know you? Do they know what you want? Will they do what you want?
Let your choices be known. Have your directives be followed.
A Living Will is a legal document designed to outline what medical care you want or do not want in the event you can't communicate these instructions. Identify specific treatments and procedures you are ok with or not ok with. You make the decisions, as to what care you want and treatment you want, ahead of time. You specify a surrogate decision maker who will make these decisions when you cannot. Your decisions and choices.
The Byrnes Law Firm can help you with a Living Will, a clear expression of your wishes, so that you can have peace of mind.
You're starting a family, bringing a child into your home to be a part of you, with you. This is the fulfillment of a life's dream.
But first a there are the questions and a tangled mess of legal work. Were to begin? Who do you talk to? Foster care process to adoption? Age considerations: infant, toddler, preschooler, preteen, teen? Type of adoption: In state or international? There are also other considerations that have to be addressed, such as;: inheritance, counseling, schooling, ethnic considerations and getting the resources for a child with Special Needs. You need to know how much does it cost and can you afford this?
Where do you begin? Navigating the maze of adoption requires skill, time, and an understanding of a variety of laws and the requirements of multiple organizations. When your adoption is complete, you want to be able to move on to the future of your life with your new child. Bring someone on board who can help you achieve your goals and help start the beginning of the new chapter of your family's new life.