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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 couple did something unusual – they stopped in front of the courthouse sign and snapped what has been dubbed a “divorce selfie,” and the pair were smiling. The former Mrs. Neuman posted the pic on Facebook and within a few...

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 attorneys’ phones to light up like Christmas trees. Last month, hackers dumped millions of email addresses, many of which belonged to service members, U.S. government officials, and high-level executives, raising concerns worldwide about Internet security. The cyber-attack against Ashley Madison, which is owned...

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 Shelton and Miranda Lambert, and now Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have announced their plans to split. Why so many divorces this summer? Some people agree that the warmth gets people out of the house and makes them feel...

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 conditions. The first prerequisite is that you must have been married for at least 10 years. You must also be at least 62 years old and unmarried. Finally, you must not be entitled to a higher benefit than your ex-spouse. Likewise there are conditions for your ex-spouse. He...

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, the general assembly believes that it is in the best interests of all parties to encourage frequent and continuing contact between each parent and their children after the parents separate or get a divorce. In order to accomplish this, the general assembly urges parents to encourage love, affection, and frequent contact between...

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 because the constant arguing has become unbearable, emotions can run high, and living under one roof may seem impossible. This question of moving cannot be taken lightly, especially if you’re thinking about moving out and leaving your kids behind. That...

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 maintenance is money that one spouse pays to the other spouse during and after a divorce. Alimony is meant to ensure that both spouses are able to maintain a similar standard of living as they enjoyed during the marriage. Colorado lawmakers are well-aware...

What if Kimye The Kardashian Wedding Was In Colorado?

If you get married the divorce rate statistics are this: First time 50%. Second time 67%. Third time 73%. This is Kim Kardashian’s third marriage. First she married Damon Thomas, when she was nineteen. Then we sort of remember the short lived 72 day marriage in 2011. And now her third marriage to Kanye West… The second time marriage divorce rate is slightly higher than for first time marriages. And the third time is way high! This...

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody

Do you have questions about child custody in Denver? At Jones Law Firm, PC, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions about child custody in Colorado. We encourage you to continue reading the questions and answers below to obtain valuable information. If you need further assistance with your divorce or child custody case, please contact a Denver divorce attorney from our firm for assistance. What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan addresses all of the issues which...

What’s the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Colorado?

A question I am often asked is, “what is the difference between a divorce and a legal Separation?” The primary difference is that if you are legally separated, you cannot get remarried. This is because if you’re legally separated, you’re still married to your spouse. Often couples choose a legal separation in lieu of a divorce for one of two reasons. One, the couple’s religious beliefs morally object to getting a divorce. Or two, the...

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