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How Social Media Will Ruin Your Case

Daniel Noffsinger - Monday, February 29, 2016

Social media apps or websites permit users to create and share content (words, images, or videos) with friends and family or the public at large. By total number of users, Facebook is one of the most popular of such websites. Others include Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Foursquare, Instagram, and Reddit. These apps and websites enable their users to share personal pictures or videos, thoughts, and employment history through posts. Commonly used in the college admission process and during employment hiring decisions, social media apps or websites are also being routinely used in litigation of all kinds. Insurance companies, opposing parties, and defense attorneys turn to a social media accounts to limit, discredit, or deny all sorts of testimony or claims.  READ MORE...

Understanding Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Situations

Daniel Noffsinger - Monday, February 29, 2016

One of the most challenging aspects of living with domestic violence is understanding your legal options particularly when you are married to your abuser or share children with your abuser. If you are a victim or survivor of domestic violence it is likely that you have never reported the domestic violence incidents you have experienced to anyone. When you do report domestic violence incidents, one of the tools provided to you by the legal system is a protective order. The harsh reality is that no one can protect you or your children from harm if your partner or ex- partner tries to hurt you. You must have a safety plan to protect yourself and your children. One of the components of your safety plan needs to be a protective order.  READ MORE...

International Child Custody Disputes

Daniel Noffsinger - Monday, February 29, 2016

At the heart of international child custody disputes is the issue of relocation. As people are more mobile, when relationships fall apart, relocation may be necessary to accommodate a new job or family. Oftentimes, either at the time of separation or after divorce, a lawyer hears from prospective clients that a parent wants to move to another country, that a parent has already moved with the child and the other parent wants the child back, or that a parent doesn’t trust another country’s courts for the determination of custody issues. The parent that relocates without permission from the other parent or by court order may be accused of parental abduction or kidnapping and may lose parental rights or be subject to supervised visitation with his or her child.  READ MORE...

Proposed Colorado Bill Would Give Equal Parenting Time For Divorced Couples

Daniel Noffsinger - Thursday, June 25, 2015

A bill has recently been introduced in the Colorado General Assembly that would significantly impact the parental rights of individuals going through a divorce. The bill, if passed, would place divorced parents on equal grounds with respect to determining parental rights in children. The purpose of the bill is to emphasize the fundamental liberty interest of both parents and children in maintaining the parent-child relationship.  READ MORE...

When Is An Unmarried Man Presumed to Be A Child’s Father?

Daniel Noffsinger - Thursday, May 07, 2015

Each year children across the United States are born to unmarried women. According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the birth rate for unmarried women in 2011 was 46 births per 1,000 unmarried women. This resulted in a little more than 1.6 million children born to women outside of marriage. When a child is born to a married couple, the legal rights with respect to the child are well defined. The situation, however, is not as clear when a child is born to unmarried parents.  READ MORE...

Colorado Grandparents Fight For Custody of Grandchildren.

Daniel Noffsinger - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Child custody disputes are difficult for everyone involved, especially the child. It is unfortunate that child custody disputes are a common reality, whether it is between parents, between grandparents and parents, or between parents and the state. A recent case involving Colorado grandparents highlights some of the difficulties that can be encountered in custody disputes.  READ MORE...