Gebhardt, Emerson & Moodie Family Law

Gebhardt, Emerson & Moodie Family Law

Family law attorneys providing compassionate, client-focused and results-oriented representation.

How to Tell Your Child About Your Divorce — Without Villainizing Your Ex

Everyone's "divorce story" is different. This article provides insight and advice to those going through a divorce with children and how to talk about #divorce with them in a safe way.

#familylaw #colorado #parenting #denver Breaking up a family is hard — and stressful. Here's how to help your child through it.

Today is Bike to Work Day; Here's everything you need to know

Did you know that we have a “Green Team” at GEM Family Law that focuses on making our practice more environmentally friendly? Today is Bike to Work Day in Denver- be safe and have fun!

#denver #familylaw #colorado #gogreen Put some air in your tires! The 29th annual Bike to Work Day is on Wednesday in cities across Colorado.

Thank you to all who joined GEM Family Law last week to celebrate our first year (and 6 months) as a team! These first 18 months have flown by, and we continue to be overwhelmed and humbled by the support that this community has shown to us. To many more years of working alongside Colorado Families and within an incredible community of professionals.

#familylaw #colorado #denver

Meet Partner Ashley G. Emerson! - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

This week, we introduce you to partner Ashley Emerson! To learn more about Ashley, check out GEM's latest blog post.

#familylaw #colorado #attorney This week, we introduce you to our third founding partner, Ashley G. Emerson! Ashley has distinguished herself as both a litigator as well as a collaborative attorney, who serves on the board of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. Ashley was recently elected to the Executive Council fo...

Gebhardt, Emerson & Moodie Family Law is proud to announce that partner Ashley G. Emerson has been elected to serve on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association!

The Executive Council is the governing body of the Family Law Section, and as such, has a direct connection to the legislature, the courts, and the executive branch for over 1000 family law attorneys in the State of Colorado.

Join us in congratulating Ashley!

School is out. Is it okay for my kid to stay home alone?

We get a lot of questions about kids staying home alone. It’s important to weigh the risks against the benefits, before you and/ or your co-parent take any action. Are you and your co-parent on the same page?

#familylaw #colorado #parenting Child care is an issue in the state of Colorado. It's stressful to find quality child care and when you can find it, it is expensive. It is no wonder that many parents look forward to the day when you don't have to pay for child care. But, how do you know when the time is right to let your child or....

The Kids are Not Alright: the importance of shielding your children from conflict during your divorce - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

There are an increasing number of studies that show that exposing #children to #conflict has an impact on the biology of their brain. Law Clerk, Kristin Day, discusses the impact that exposing children to conflict can have on their adult lives and what you can do to protect them from conflict with your co-parent.

#divorce #custody #familylaw #colorado Research suggest that, for children of separation or divorce, what is most damaging is not the separation itself, but, rather, the experience of their parents fighting. It may be easy for you to turn to your children during conflict. Sometimes it may feel good to confide in them, lean on them for su...

Pampers pledges to install 5,000 baby changing tables in men's restrooms across the U.S.

We hope that you and yours had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! This is great news for all the Dads out there. From the trunk of a car to the lid of a piano, dads sometimes have to get creative when it's time to change their child's diaper without a changing station.

Meet Paralegal Alexis Fredrickson! - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

This week, meet Alexis Fredrickson! We could not be the GEM Family Law that we are today without Alexis. Alexis not only works every day as a paralegal to ensure that our team provides top-notch service to our clients, but she is responsible for working with GEM Family Law from Day 1 and for growing our firm into the well-oiled machine that it is today. Meet Alexis!

#familylaw #colorado #denver This week, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Alexis Fredrickson! Alexis was GEM's first full time paralegal, and she is the glue that holds our team together. If you have the pleasure of working with Alexis, you will quickly learn that she cares deeply about our clients and ensures that each re...

Tracing The Expanding Definition Of Fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day! After his son's birth, Dirk Anschütz photographed fathers and sons for six years. "There's a lot of change going on right now regarding what fatherhood means, what masculinity means," he says.


This weekend we not only celebrate fathers but also Pride- what are you doing to
Celebrate and show your support?

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‘Let’s hear it for the dads. The ones who don’t ‘babysit’ – they parent. The ones who come home from work, ready to pitch in.’

A lot of parenting-related articles are geared towards women. As we head into #fathersday weekend, let’s hear it for the Dads who support their children, who sacrifice their time and their energy, who can and do put the needs of their children ahead of their own. This one is for you.

Happy Father’s Day! “The ones who cook breakfast on the weekends and make blanket forts like a boss. The ones who rock a diaper bag, and a minivan, and still look hot. The ones who remind us we were people, before we were mothers.”

Brain scans reveal how badly emotional abuse damages kids

This is too important not to share. Did you know that the Rules of Professional
Conduct include a suggestion that family law attorneys discuss the impact of conflict on children, because of studies like this?

At GEM Family Law, we are firm believers that, even in the highest conflict cases, there is no reason to expose children to trauma, either directly or indirectly. To learn more about our process and how you can protect your children from becoming exposed to conflict during your #divorce or #familylaw matter, give us a call at (303) 317-3239. Can you spot the difference between these toddlers’ brains? They belong to children of the same age, but one is the brain of an emotionally abused toddler and one is the brain of a toddler wi…

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Settling Outside of Court - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

Looking for a bit of lunch hour reading? Attorney Anthony Zarsky discusses the benefits of settling #divorce and #familylaw matters outside of court in GEM Family Law's latest blog post.

#mediation #colorado #denver #ADR #alternativedisputeresolution What are the real costs and benefits of settling vs. litigating? Settlement can provide both tangible and intangible benefits to those who are looking to reduce costs while still obtaining an outcome they can be comfortable with.

Why Pride Still Matters

This is an old article, but still incredibly relevant. At GEM Family Law, we believe that community is power.

#bettertogether #prideweek #pridemonth #familylaw #colorado #denver By Mary Malia for We call it Gay Pride. A series of events that happen in cities big and small that celebrates being gay in a straigh...

Meet Attorney Anthony Zarsky! - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

This week, meet associate attorney Anthony Zarsky! Anthony is a compassionate and resolution-oriented attorney, and he is an invaluable member of the GEM Family Law Team.

#familylaw #colorado #denver #divorce #custody #protectionorders This week, we introduce you to Anthony Zarsky, and associate attorney with GEM Family Law. Anthony’s compassion and attention to detail sets him apart among family law professionals. Anthony has been recognized by Lawyers of Distinction for his exceptional skills and service, and he is an invaluab...

Something to keep in mind as you go into this weekend, no matter what you may be going through right now.

#familylaw #colorado #frontrange #denver

How To Handle Job Loss During Your Divorce

What happens if you or your spouse loses their job, when you are in the middle of #divorce? This Forbes article provides good insight into the things that the court is going to consider when determining whether/ how a job loss may impact the outcome of your case.

#finances #colorado #familylaw #denver The court’s intention is always to ensure that families, and especially children, are able to maintain the lifestyle they were accustomed to prior to the divorce.

How To De-Stress In 5 Minutes Or Less, According To A Navy SEAL

Going through the #divorce process can be extremely stressful, especially if you have to go to court to resolve your case. This Forbes article offers techniques to de- stress in a flash.

#familylaw #wellness #selfcare Quell daily stress and improve focus just like the Navy SEALS do with these easy-to-do controlled breathing techniques.

Something to keep in mind this summer.

#childwwlfare #familylaw #colorado #denver

Did you know?

To report concerns of a child's safety and well-being, call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. Anyone witnessing a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately. #CO4Kids

Where Should I Live While I am Going Through a Divorce? - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

The #divorce process looks different for every family. One of the first decisions that you will be faced with is what you are going to do about your living situation while you are going through the process.

Partner Ashley Emerson discusses the options that you should consider before taking any major steps in Gebhardt, Emerson & Moodie Family Law 's latest blog post.

#colorado #familylaw #denver #cohabitation #separation Choosing what kind of living situation works best for you and your family largely depends on your family dynamic, your current living situation, and your family’s financial bandwidth. The divorce process can last anywhere from months to around a year, so it is important to understand that the deci...

Five Tips for Building A Foster Parent Support Network

Are you a foster parent? If so, do you have people supporting you through what can be both a beautiful and difficult experience? This article offers tips for building a quality support network.

#fosterparents #adoption #support While fostering can be an incredibly rewarding experience for foster parents, it can also be challenging and stressful. A strong support network is key to ensuring foster families are resilient and successful in their work to care for Colorado’s kids and strengthen families.

Meet Paralegal Melinda Bargas! - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

This week on "Meet our Team Monday," we are proud to introduce you to one of our rockstar paralegals, Melinda Bargas! Melinda has been a paralegal for 13 years and plays a crucial role in the GEM Family Law team. Meet Melinda!

#familylaw #colorado #GEMFamilylaw This week, we are pleased to introduce you to one of our incredible paralegals, Melinda Bargas. Melinda has been a paralegal for the last 13 years, and she has dedicated her practice to family law for much of her career. Melinda is a client-favorite, and she is key to ensuring that each of our GEM ....

Victory for Fathers in a Parental Leave Case That Could Be a Harbinger

This is big news that could carry huge implications for families across the country.

#parenting #parentalleave #familylaw As more employers offer paid time off after childbirth, a class-action suit has yielded a settlement in which JPMorgan has pledged equal treatment for men and women.

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone

Do you hold your kids to different standards than you hold yourself? Where is your phone when you are spending time with your family? In your hands or put away? Your children will learn from your behavior.

#parenting #colorado #familaw While parents are, of course, worried about their teenagers’ phone use, that concern goes both ways, a new study found.

Why Rebuilding A Life After Divorce Can Be The Best Thing You’ve Ever Done - The Good Men Project

#Divorce is not the end of your journey. At GEM Family Law, we work with clients to envision and work towards a new beginning, not an end.

#colorado #familylaw #denver With focus, determination and courage, you can create an amazing life for yourself.

So, my spouse wants to donate our embryos.... - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

Earlier this year, we wrote about the decision of In Re. Rooks and the impact it has on divorcing parties who cannot agree what should happen with their embryos. The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a decision as to whether (or how) a party's religious/ moral beliefs should play into a court's decision.

Read more in GEM Family Law's latest blog post, authored by Senior Associate, Sarah Wolter!

#familylaw #colorado #IVF #divorce Ending a marriage takes an emotional toll on all individuals involved, especially those who have struggled with fertility issues and taken the expensive and emotional path through IVF. Since IVF requires the creation of several embryos to increase the odds of a successful pregnancy, some embryos may...

Meet Partner Meagan Moodie! - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

This week, learn more about one of our founding partners, Meagan Moodie! Meagan has made a name for herself as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and as a trailblazer for women in the law, as she was recently sworn in as a board member of the Colorado Women's Bar Association. Meagan has also received the coveted award of "Rising Star" from Colorado Super Lawyer...

[05/27/19]   Our office is closed in recognition of Memorial Day. We are so grateful for all of our servicemen and servicewomen. Today, we remember those who have fallen, for the sake of our freedom.

For a lot of families in #colorado, this weekend kicks off summer break. While the weather may come as a relief, finding care and activities for kids often leads to conflict between co-parents. Talk to our seasoned family law attorneys to
explore potential resolutions.
#summer #parenting #familylaw

Khloé Kardashian on why she's committed to co-parenting with Tristan Thompson

While the Kardashian clan may not always be ideal role models, Khloe’s dedication to co-parenting is admirable.

In Colorado, one of the factors the court considers when determining parenting time is a parent’s ability to support the relationship between their child and the other parent. It sounds like Khloe has mastered this particularly difficult aspect of co-parenting.

#divorce #colorado #coparenting It's hard, but it's worth it to this mama.

Five Questions To Ask Before You Buy The Family Home (In Divorce)

One of the hardest aspects of divorce can be the thought of being “uprooted.” Oftentimes, this means that spouses spend huge amounts of energy fighting over who will continue to live in the home.

This Forbes article identifies important questions to discuss with your attorney before committing to either keeping or leaving the home.

#divorce #finances #realestate #colorado If you want to buy out your spouse’s interest, you need to ask several questions and approach the purchase with the same due diligence used to purchase any home.

Partner Meagan Moodie has become a trailblazer for women lawyers. This weekend, Meagan was sworn in as a Board Member of the esteemed Colorado Women’s Bar Association. Our profession is better because of the work that Meagan does. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment, Meagan!

#leaders #womenwhowork

Media Influence on Mental Health

Media, in every form, impacts the mental health of CO youth. Give this podcast a listen to lean more.

#colorado #parenting #mentalhealth Colorado youth discuss media and the impact on a young person’s mental health. This episode dives into the focus of 2019’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Suicide Prevention: Strategies that Work.

Meet Legal Assistant Cinthia Esparaza - Gebhardt, Emerson, & Moodie Family Law

It's another "Meet Our Team Monday" at GEM Family Law! This week, we are thrilled to introduce you to Legal Assistant, Cinthia Esparaza!
#familylaw #denver #colorado #frontrange This week, it is our pleasure to introduce you to the "face" of our firm, Cinthia Esparaza! Cinthia offers a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our front door and makes sure that your experience with GEM Family Law is as pleasant and seamless as possible.

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