Blog Posts in 2015

Social Media & Divorce: The Rules

These days, the vast majority of adults have at least one social media account. While you may not log on to Twitter or Instagram, the odds are you at least have a Facebook account. So, if you’re ...
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What You Need to Know About Divorce & Taxes

As we enter into the holiday season, it reminds us that soon it will be New Year’s and once again, time to file our taxes. Naturally during this time of year, our clients have questions about ...
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Parenting Time

Parenting time in Colorado is determined by stipulation of the parties or a court’s conclusion. While parents can agree through casual conversation or formal negotiation, any indecision or ...
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If it Ain't Broke, You Should Still Fix It: Why Custody Orders are Important

There are many situations in which a parent may be reluctant to avail himself or herself of the civil court process for orders involving parenting time. When things are going well, it is often ...
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Facebook Divorce Selfies Go Viral

In August, Mr. and Mrs. Neuman went to municipal court in Calgary, Alberta to get divorced. The couple had already taken the required seminars and filled out the forms. On their way out, the divorced ...
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Colorado Common Law Marriage - Facts and Myths

Common law marriage has been recognized in Colorado for over 100 years. Yet, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding common law marriage. Many of my clients have shared their ...
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Ashley Madison Hack Threatens Marriages

Marriages and love lives may be at risk after customer data from the infidelity website Ashley Madison was released in an unprecedented privacy breach that is rattling users and causing some divorce ...
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Are more divorces filed in the summer?

It seems that the summer of 2015 has been setting records for Hollywood A-listers who seem to be dropping like flies in recent months. First it was Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, then it was Blake ...
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Same-Sex Divorce Now Legal in All 50 States Due to Supreme Court Ruling

Amidst the rainbow-colored flags in celebration and picket signs in protest of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, it is easy for many to ...
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Are You Eligible To Receive Spousal Retirement Benefits After A Divorce?

The short answer is "Maybe." According to the Social Security Administration, you are eligible to receive benefits on your ex-spouse's retirement benefits if you meet the required ...
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Defining 'Parental Responsibilities' in Colorado

In Colorado, the term “parental responsibilities” is used in place of child custody. Colorado’s parental responsibility law can be found under C.R.S. 14-10-124. Under Colorado law, ...
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Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

The laws regarding dividing a couple’s assets and property during a divorce vary from state to state. Colorado uses the “equitable distribution” model, meaning the distribution must ...
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New Colorado Spousal Maintenance Law Explained

Colorado has a new maintenance law that went into effect January 1, 2014. The new law states that a term of maintenance will be based on percentage calculations of the parties’ incomes. The ...
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Will Moving Out Impact Child Custody?

When a married couple decides to divorce, one of the first questions will be, “Should one of us move out of the family home?” If the marriage has broken down due to a recent affair, or ...
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Establishing Paternity in Colorado

Sometimes parenthood is a planned event, and sometimes it’s not. Either way, once you become a parent, your life will never be the same. What if the parents are not married? How does the mother ...
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Post Secondary Education Costs

A court may order parents to pay postsecondary education costs. “If the court finds that it is appropriate for the parents to contribute to the costs of a program of postsecondary education, ...
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My Spouse Cheated, Can I Ask for Spousal Maintenance?

If your spouse cheated on you, you may be wondering if adultery will have any impact on your ability to seek alimony, or “spousal maintenance” as it is referred to in Colorado. Spousal ...
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