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Alternative Dispute Resolution #7 – Early Nuetral Evaluation

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques – Early Neutral Evaluation Early Neutral Evaluation is a process whereby an evaluator is appointed by the court or chosen by the parties to intervene in a lawsuit for the purpose of narrowing the issues, assisting in case planning and management and assisting in settlement, if appropriate. Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”) is […]



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Question about Paternity #3

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

What evidence is used in paternity cases to prove the existence of a parent-child relationship? -Evidence of sexual intercourse between the mother and the alleged father at any time that would make it possible for the child to have been conceived during that encounter; -An expert’s opinion that based on the duration of the mother’s […]



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Questions about Paternity cases #2

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Who is allowed to go to court in order to determine who the father of a child is? -The child; -The natural or biological mother; -The man presumed to be the father; -The State of Colorado; -The Colorado Department of Human Services; -A county department of social services. When can they file a case with […]



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Answering questions about Paternity-#1

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

What is the definition of the parent-child relationship? The legal definition of a parent-child relationship is established either with proof of a  biological relationship or proof of legal adoption by the parent or parents.   Does the relationship between the parent and child depend on the parents’ marital status?  No, the legal parent-child relationship exists […]



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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) #3 – Choosing a neutral party

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Selecting a third-party neutral or provider of ADR services is like choosing any other professional. The person(s) must meet the requirements of the case and of the parties. At a minimum, the neutral cannot favor any of the parties. Furthermore, the neutral must be impartial and may not have a “stake in the outcome of […]



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Value of Written Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Access to ADR Techniques The use of ADR techniques may be initiated by the parties or ordered by the Court. Court-ordered ADR is available in both state and federal courts. The Dispute Resolution Act, C.R.S. §13-22-301 et seq., establishes the Office of Dispute Resolution and grants authority to Colorado courts of record to refer a […]



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Alternative Dispute Resolution

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

“The term Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an umbrella phrase used to describe problem-solving methods or techniques. Many of these techniques have been used throughout history, but have recently become institutionalized in response to the need for efficient and cost-effective dispute settlement. The United States’ legal system was created as an alternative to violent, self-help […]



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Parenting Plans – Decision Making Responsibilities

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

“Decision-Making Responsibilities Parents must decide whether one or both will have responsibility of making important decisions concerning choice of school, religion, medical/dental care, general welfare and extracurricular activities. The Parenting Plan outlines the options for making such decisions. Some parents want to be very detailed about these future decisions, and others do not want a […]



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To be, or not to be…Divorced

by Jim Arndt

All the attorneys at Frie, Arndt and Danborn have practiced family law, or as a relative thinks it is more accurately described, “unfamily” law. It is a challenging area of practice, often requiring as much insight into the human psyche as into Colorado law. This area of practice includes many topics, but almost all of […]



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Parenting Plans – Best Interests of Children

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

What are the “Best Interests” of the Child? “In determining parental responsibilities (decision-making responsibilities and parenting time), parents should consider the age, independence, emotional needs and development of the child as well as the schedules of each parent. Although there may have been certain parenting “schedules” prior to the, the filing of a legal action, […]



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Family Law – What are Parenting Plans?

by Frie, Arndt & Danborn

Family Law – Parenting Plans What is a Parenting Plan? “A parenting plan is a tool to assist both parties with identifying decision making and parenting time in regards to the best interest of the children after a legal separation or divorce action is filed with the court. A Parenting Plan is also used for […]



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Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees

Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees

by Jim Arndt One Way to Help Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees It's rare indeed that anyone leaves our office and remarks about how inexpensive our fees were, or that our work cost much less than they had anticipated. Particularly in litigation, whether a divorce case, a probate case, or a lawsuit for breach of contract, the [...]

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