Category: Kokish & Goldmanis

K&G Lawyers Are Active in Our Community

K&G partner Bernie Greenberg is now the immediate past chair of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the current chair of the board of directors of the Castle Rock Chamber Foundation.

The foundation provides education to the public and schools on the economy, business and finance to equip the public to be better citizens and understand how our economy works. By providing these educational programs the Castle Rock Chamber Foundation reduces the financial burden to local governments who lack resources to provide such education.

Greenberg, who heads K&G’s Estate Department had this comment, “It is honor to serve the Castle  Rock Chamber Foundation as it’s chair and move our community forward with broader and deeper understanding of how the economy works.”

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Rebecca Goldmanis Named Rising Star By Colorado Super Lawyers

K&G is pleased to announce that firm partner Rebecca Goldmanis has been named a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers. Becky heads the firm’s Family Law Department and specializes in family law, complex and high conflict divorce and post decree matters.

As a former district attorney Becky is experienced in high conflict matters and is recognized as one of Colorado’s top family law specialists. Becky also presented to the Colorado Family Law Institute in the summer of 2017 with K&G partner Bernie Greenberg on how trusts can impact divorce.

John Kokish Honored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

K & G founder John Kokish was honored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s 2017 Annual Banquet. Mr. Kokish was named the Small Business Person of the Year and the firm was named Small Business of the Year by the chamber.

The chamber cited Mr. Kokish’s decades of service to Castle Rock and surrounding community when presenting this award. K & G also congratulates John and thanks him for his outstanding service to the community.

Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. Nominated for 2017 Legal Elite Awards

Hosted by Corp America News,

Corp America News had the pleasure of launching the inaugural Legal Elite in 2015, and since then it has grown from strength to strength. We aim to recognize our country’s leading firms, teams and individuals for their outstanding performance within this competitive market, and reward the key influencers within the legal sector.

Blended Families and Estate Planning

Estate planning for blended families requires careful analysis and care. Making sure assets follow the intended path also requires care. Foolishly using joint tenancy and beneficiary designations can defeat an entire estate plan.

Estate Planning for Blended FamiliesBrady bunch families are common these days and dealing with the complexities and issues requires an estate planning specialist. As this article shows, there are many issues to address:

http://www.fedweek.com/financial-estate-planning/estate-planning-blended-families/

K & G attorney Bernie Greenberg discusses estate planning for blended families in this video:

Make sure your blended family is protected with proper expertise and work with an attorney specializing in estate planning for blended families.

National Guard Soldier Employment Rights

Did you know that deployed reserve and National Guard soldiers are entitled to get their jobs back after they return from military service? And that they are entitled to the benefits and seniority they would have received had they not deployed to serve our country?

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act was signed into law on October 13, 1994. USERRA is designed to minimize the disadvantages our deployed reserve and National Guard soldiers face when they need to be absent from their civilian employers to serve in the armed forces.

USERRA provides that returning service-members are reemployed in the job that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service—and with the same seniority, status, and pay they would have gained but for their deployment.  It also requires that the employer make reasonable efforts (such as training or retraining) to enable returning service members to refresh or upgrade their skills to help them qualify for reemployment.  Employees have to either report back to work or apply for re-employment within certain time frames—for example, if the service was between one and six months, the employee must report back to work or submit an application for reemployment within 14 days of their release from service.

For more information, visit the Department of Labor’s website.

Free Parenting Advice During a Divorce

Did you know that you can get free expert advice about co-parenting during a divorce?  Did you know that advise is based on your unique circumstances and interactive exercises that you can complete from the comfort of your own home at no cost?

That’s right.  Uptoparents.com was created by Charlie and Barber Asher.  They combined their respective careers in social work and law to create a free online resource that is child centered.  It is a resourceful tool that is designed to help parents going through a divorce decrease conflict and learn to make decisions as co-parents.

Check it out for yourself by visiting UpToParents.org.