Monthly Archives: July 2011

Develop a Divorce Plan to Keep the Goal in Mind

Divorce is a difficult journey–don’t let anyone tell you differently.  It doesn’t matter whether the divorce is “uncontested” or “simple;”  it doesn’t matter how good your lawyer is; it doesn’t matter how free from blame from the breakup of the … Continue reading

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Divorce in the News: Stay-at-Home Parents Are At Financial Risk During Divorce

A very interesting article in the Huffington Post this morning, written by divorce lawyer Beverly Willett, entitled, “Are Stay-At-Home Parents At Financial Risk During Divorce?”  Willett writes, In practical terms, if the breadwinner leaves, the first risk faced is lack … Continue reading

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How Property Division in Divorce Works

When parties get divorced, all property acquired during the marriage must be divided between them.  Property division is one of the most important issues in a marriage dissolution. There are all types of property that have to be distributed, including … Continue reading

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Testifying in Court

It can be a scary and intimidating experience to testify in court.  Most people don’t have to testify in court very often.  It is okay to be nervous.  Most people are nervous when they testify. To some extent, testifying in … Continue reading

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Advice for Parents in the Military

Active military duty is hard on families.  Too often, marriages are a casualty of war.  When our servicemen are deployed for long periods of time, it is not uncommon for husbands and wives to grow apart.  Even when marriages survive, … Continue reading

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C’mon Baby, Do the Locomotion: Locating and Relocating with a Child in a Colorado Divorce

Question 1: I am about to get a divorce, and I want to move back home to Texas. Will the court prevent me from moving with my child? Answer: No. Colorado Law recognizes a parent’s right to decide where they … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Divorce?

Do I have to hire a lawyer to get a divorce?  The answer is no:  you have the right to represent yourself in court.  Pro se (pronounced “pro say”) is the term used to describe a party who represents himself … Continue reading

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Flat Fee Divorce: Know Exactly How Much Your Divorce Will Cost at the Front End!

Divorces can be incredibly expensive.  Most divorce lawyers charge by the hour, and rates range between $200 to $400 per hour, or more!  This means that for a short phone call to your attorney, you will be charged $50, $60, … Continue reading

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Keep a Visitation Journal or Calendar!

Honore: We met at nine Mamita: We met at eight Honore: I was on time Mamita: No, you were late Honore: Ah, yes, I remember it well. We dined with friends Mamita: We dined alone Honore: A tenor sang Mamita: … Continue reading

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About Kirk Garner

Kirk Garner was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1967.  He was raised in and around Lubbock, Texas, and graduated from Shallowater High School in 1985.  Kirk graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.  … Continue reading

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