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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 in order to take care of the couple’s home or to take care of the couple’s children full-time. Such extended absences from the workforce can affect a spouse’s earning capacity, and thus, the spouse who was unemployed or working part-time during a marriage can...

Dividing Property in a Colorado Divorce

One of the reasons why divorce is so complicated is because spouses have to determine how to divide their assets and debts. By assets, we’re referring to all income, cash and property acquired during the course of the marriage, such as 401(k) accounts, family homes, automobiles, life insurance policies, etc. If you are headed for divorce, the thought of severing your financial ties may seem daunting, and it can be, which is why it’s so important that...

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...

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 normally wouldn’t have One spouse is seeking revenge because their spouse had an affair in the past One spouse is yearning for attention so they seek fulfillment with someone outside of the marital relationship No one can ever be prepared...

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 a relationship is built on lies, typically those relationships don’t last long because the truth has a tendency to come out and make itself known. So is it always that black and white? What about the little white lies that we tell now...

Taking the High Road

This message comes from a previous client of the Jones Law Firm. She recently emailed us an update of her and her now ex-husbands relationship. She gives a first hand look at how they went from fighting over everything to being civil and “doing what was best for the kids”. You may want to take notes as you read this! Divorce is never fun and can be downright heartbreaking when there are children in the...

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce Don’t spend a fortune on a fairytale wedding if you want your marriage to have a fairytale ending. Couples that overspend on their wedding day are headed for a divorce, according to a leading family lawyer. The head of family law at Slater and Gordon, Amanda McAlister, says eighty percent of couples who divorce within five years say spending too much on the wedding was one of the...

POTUS Encouraging Fatherhood

Encouraging Fatherhood “And we’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low- income couples and do more to encourage fatherhood, because what makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child, it’s having the courage to raise one. And we want to encourage that. We want to help that. “ Barack Obama President of the United States of America State of the Union Address

Where Did The Passion Go In The Marriage?

Have you ever noticed that fairy tales and romantic comedies typically end right when the couple gets together? Is it because it’s easier to say “happily ever after” than it is to show it? According to American and European researchers, “…ever after” isn’t that long at all. They tracked 1,761 people who got married and stayed together for 15 years. What they discovered was that newlywed bliss lasted for approximately two years. Two years of...

Child’s Marriage May Be Annulled

In Kuala Lumpur, the marriage between a thirteen-year-old girl and the forty-year-old man accused of raping her, has caused major controversy. Even though they had been having sex after their marriage, the court could annul it under Islamic Family Law in Sabah, citing the consent factor. Reportedly the girl’s father got the court to allow his daughter to marry forty-year-old Riduan Masmud, a restaurant manager, but the court would not give its consent to let...

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