Articles from April 2018



Tis the Season

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. A huge part of a parenting plan is division of the holidays.  In addition to their general significance, certain holidays can have a very personal, sentimental importance to a parent.   As such, much thought should be given to how the holidays are addressed at the…

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The Details

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. As parties settle their action, or the court issues its ruling, “little” details should not be ignored.   This is, in my opinion, the greatest weakness in using state forms to capture the terms of resolution.   General terms are good, but the specifics to address enforcement…

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New Associate Attorney!

We are pleased to announce that Attorney David A. Volk is joining The Law Firm of Brenda L. Storey, P.C.  David is a Colorado native who attended college at Franciscan University, and earned his law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.   In addition to handling domestic relations…

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The Court is Not Big Brother

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. To finish out our series of what the court does not or cannot do, I address herein the fact that the court does not track compliance. When a court issues an order, it assumes compliance and is done with the underlying issue. The Court has…

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Can’t Touch This!

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. In addition to it being a catchy line from a 90’s song, which I now cannot get out of my head, when looking at certain future financial circumstances of the parties, the divorce court “can’t touch this.”    Specifically, if a spouse is expecting a future…

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No Separate Property

By Jamie Leaver Sawyer, Esq. While Ms. Storey vacations with her family, I have been relegated to blog substitute.  Continuing with the series of what the court cannot do, this week the focus is on the fact that the court cannot divide between the couple the separate property of a…

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No Magic Wand…

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. I am excited to introduce our new blog series about what divorce does not cover, or address, or fix, or do.   For the first installment, I am focusing on what the court cannot do.   So many times, potential new clients meet with me with great…

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Cherish the Memories

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. As I bring to a close the latest blog series that has focused on parenting, I wanted to highlight the importance of cherishing the memories.   Parenting is not easy, but it has so many special moments that will only happen once.   Of course there are…

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There Is No Place For Children At the Adult Issue Table

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. Children whose parents are going through a divorce already have a lot with which they must deal.   They are facing the loss of their family as they know it.  Fear of the unknown is overwhelming.  Change is guaranteed; the only question is how much will…

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Walk the Walk

By Brenda L. Storey, Esq. As parents, we wear many hats.  Cook, coach, therapist, nurse, nutritionist, and on and on.   One of the most important is role model.  That responsibility should not be taken lightly, as it can have a life-long impact on a child. The role can be…

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