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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...

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 issues will lead to a court’s determination. In Colorado, a court typically determines parenting time by applying the “best interests of the child” standard. Noted by the state legislature, this statutory standard is used when co-parenting is difficult to accomplish due to the parents’ ability, or inability,...

Changing Your Relationship Status: How to Manage Social Media During Your Divorce

Changing Status on Facebook It is undeniable that social media has become an integral part of our lives, and as a result our marital status is not just indicated by a wedding band anymore. Now, many of us also broadcast our “relationship status” on the top of our Facebook profile for everyone from close friends, and acquaintances to see. While sharing your marital bliss with your e-community is a perfectly appropriate thing to do, many...

Take Everything With You in a Divorce

“I’ll Be Back Later For the Rest” Why You shouldn’t Plan on Taking Two Trips When Moving Out of Your Marital Residence Often when divorce clients meet with me they want to talk about what they believe will be the most difficult issues in their case. Generally the issues identified by the clients are maintenance, division of retirement accounts, or child custody. One issue that rarely is brought up by a client at our first...

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...

5 Money Questions You Should Ask Before Tying the Knot

Most people would agree that money is the biggest “problem” in a relationship. Besides communication and sex, money can pose a tremendous problem if you and your sweetie aren’t on the same page. You don’t necessarily have to have the exact same beliefs about money to have a harmonious relationship, but you should definitely discuss your individual money beliefs BEFORE getting married. You probably have a good feel for how your significant other handles their...

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 downhill. When we say this we are not referring to alone time in the bedroom, but rather what little things you do on a daily basis. Simple acts of physical touch like kissing, holding hands, hugging and putting your arm around...

Keeping the Spark in Your Relationship

Do you ever wish your significant other would still bring you flowers, call just to say “I love you”, or send a thoughtful text message during the day? I for one am a huge fan of keeping romance alive in a relationship. When I get a text in the middle of the day that says “hi, thinking of you, I love you” it puts a smile on my face without a doubt. Some of my...

Everything You Need to Know About the Men You Date After Divorce

Dating when you were in your say, late teens to late twenties about 18-27, is a completely different game than dating in your thirties. If you are just getting out of a divorce and are worried about swinging back into dating, don’t be! There is nothing to worry about or not as much as you had originally thought. Before you were married, you dated a few guys I’m sure. But what you held onto from...

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