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When Does Alimony End in Colorado?

Colorado refers to alimony as “ spousal maintenance.” In a Colorado divorce case, a judge may order the higher-earning spouse to pay the lower-earning spouse maintenance while the case ...
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Best Parenting Advice for Divorcing Spouses

When parents decide to divorce, they know they’ll have to deal with child custody and support and have those matters worked out before the divorce can be finalized. While child support and child ...
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Protecting Your Credit in a Divorce

Most adults have heard horror stories from people who claim that their divorce ruined their credit. While many of these stories are true, it doesn’t mean it has to happen to you. If you’re ...
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Taxes & Divorce: What You Need to Know

Divorce is a highly-involved process; it addresses child custody, child support, property and debt division, and selling or dividing marital assets, such as the family home and vacation properties. If ...
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How Remarriage Impacts Alimony in Colorado

In the United States, spouses are expected to financially support each other and that does not necessarily end when a couple divorces. Often, one spouse will methodically withdraw from the workforce ...
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Divorce: Should You Sell Your House?

Ask any realtor, and they will quickly tell you that a significant portion of their business comes from sellers who are in the middle of a divorce, and there is a very good reason for this. Often, it ...
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Legal Separation vs Divorce

The Difference Between Separation & Legal Separation Many clients file for divorce after believing they are legally separated from their spouse since, many times, a separating couple will live ...
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Father's Rights

Do the Courts Prefer Mothers over Fathers? Historically, with parenting time following divorce, many believed children should stay with only one parent rather than jump back and forth between both ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I Want to Avoid Getting Divorced- Can I get an Annulment?

Every once and a while, a client will walk into our office with the hope of annulling their marriage. Sometimes they are seeking the annulment for religious reasons, and other times they are seeking ...
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Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat & What To Do About it

Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat One person in the relationship has an unhealthy addiction to sex Some make bad choices while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and they do something they ...
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Is Lying to Your Spouse OK?

Everyone knows that the basic foundation of every relationship is honesty and trust. Being truthful helps build trust which is something that is slowly earned and easily broken. When the foundation of ...
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Is Hugging Essential for a Healthy Relationship?

Want to learn a way check the health and strength of your relationship? One way of measuring the shape of your relationship is looking to see if your physical affection has diminished or gone ...
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How to Have "The Talk" With Your Daughter: 5 Helpful Tips for Dads

Are you a single parent? Do you have a daughter? If so you understand how difficult it can be to relate to your daughter during her adolescence. Some subjects can be very embarrassing and sensitive. ...
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Know the Lingo: Common Acronyms in Colorado Family Law Cases

Throughout the course of your family law case, you will most likely hear quite a few acronyms thrown around by attorneys and the Court. I have compiled a list of the most common acronyms below. ADR: ...
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Tax Credits and Children

Parents need to be aware of the various child dependent exemptions and credits that are available to them on their tax returns and how they might be affected by a parenting plan or divorce ...
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