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What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union?

What are My Rights if I Dissolve My Civil Union? Colorado made national headlines when its civil union law took into effect in May 2013. While most same-sex couples celebrated the opportunity to finally tie the knot with their long time partners, other couples celebrated because they finally had a mechanism to get divorced from their current spouse. This is because same-sex couples who married outside of Colorado were not permitted to get divorced in...

Top 10 Cities for Divorce in America

The Huffington Post & the Daily Beast did a survey to find out divorce rates across American cities. You’ll be surprised to find out 2 out of the 10 cities are in Colorado. However, it was more shocking to me to see that 4 out of the 10 cities were all in Florida. Panama City, FL Sierra Vista, AZ Charleston, WV Medford, OR Reno, NV Daytona, FL Pueblo, CO Palm Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL Grand Junction,...

Unfit for Parenting?

This story comes out of New York, New York, and presents a very slippery slope situation. The backdrop to the story is an ongoing case for divorce between David Schorr and Barbi Schorr. The father (David Schorr) has his son every other weekend and each Tuesday night for dinner. What David was not expecting from what he believed was a good parenting move, was potentially less court awarded time with his son. David picked up...

Colorado Man Throws Away $500,000.00 in Marital Property

Colorado man throws away $500,000.00 in gold to prevent wife of 25 years from receiving the property in their divorce Earl Ray Jones, a fifty-two year old Teller County resident told his wife’s attorney in a deposition recently that he converted the parties’$500,000.00 in retirement and investment accounts into gold bars and coins and then tossed the gold into a dumpster behind the weekly-rate hotel he was staying in. Apparently, Mr. Jones was so angry...

Clint Eastwood Separates From Wife After 17 Years

Clint Eastwood Separates From Wife After 17 Years Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have separated after 17 years of marriage. Initially Dina wanted to set Eastwood up with her mother, but after a second encounter the two shared, they were smitten with one another. In their 17 years they had one child, a daughter who is now 16. The two remain friends, which is a breath of fresh air from the overly dramatic celebrity...

Amnesty for Delinqent Child Support Payers

In Durham County, the Social Services department held a special amnesty day to give non-custodial parents a chance to stop running and hiding from the Child Support Enforcement Department and pay up. Social Services invited nearly two hundred people wanted for not paying their child support to the Durham County Court house. If they showed up and paid two hundred and fifty dollars, their arrest warrant for failure to pay child support would be terminated....

Biggest Loser Contestants File for Divorce

Biggest Loser Contestants File for Divorce Biggest Loser contestants Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson are in the process of getting divorced only two months from the due date of the birth of their first child. Their announcement has a lot of their fans wondering “what the heck?: If a source close to the situation is to be believed, the reason is not a good one. Thirty-three-year-old Stephanie felt the couple was not connecting and sought...

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

Athletes Lose Big In Their Divorces

Lifestyles of the rich and famous aren’t always so glamorous. It turns out there’s a lot of truth to the saying, “more money, more problems.” Here are a few stories of players who scored big in the game, but lost big at home. San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is the middle of a nasty divorce battle with Amy Duncan, his wife of twelve years. Thirty-seven-year- old Tim reportedly hired a private investigator to look...

Changes to How Maintenance and Child Support is Determined

Changes to How Maintenance and Child Support is Determined There are significant changes taking place in Family Law cases including maintenance (alimony), child support and civil unions. The Colorado Legislature was very busy during their last session modifying many areas that affect your divorce case and child support issues. Many more cases will compel the Court to use a formula for determining maintenance when maintenance is awarded including the monthly amount and the length of...

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