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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Struggle In Pursuit Of A Settlement

Some divorce proceedings are over quickly. Others can take a while to settle. No real surprise there. But then there are those that take long and drawn out to another level. Such is the case with celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Ashton and Demi, married in 2005, have been trying to achieve a settlement for a year now. And for all efforts to keep the negotiations out of the public eye, the rumors continue to circulate …

Wisdom From The Bleachers* Blog Series 1 of 8

I am sitting in the bleachers of a high school football game. It’s a gorgeous Colorado Saturday and I am surrounded by parents cheering sons onward. As a family law attorney I cant help but notice the obvious (to me anyway) custody and shared parenting vignettes playing out around me. I admire some and cringe at some. I am struck by the differences and I want to share them with you over the next few weeks and …

Kids Grow Older, Schedules and Lives Evolve

After the court has made final orders as to parenting time, the facts and circumstances of the lives of the parties and children continue to change. Oftentimes parties outgrow a custody order because of many factors that could not have been contemplated 2 or 5 or 10 years earlier. Children develop hobbies, special interests, and special needs that require changes in schools, doctors, neighborhoods, etc. and parents are required to be flexible in dealing with their children’s needs …

Can Spousal Support Be Discharged In Bankruptcy?

People often ask whether or not spousal maintenance (also known as alimony or spousal support) can be discharged in a bankruptcy. The usual answer is NO. However the bankruptcy code offers limited exceptions to the discharge-ability of spousal maintenance. In situations when the court orders that a debt payment by one spouse is to be “treated like alimony” it can be discharged. For example, if Bob is ordered to pay the Visa debt of $100.000 per month and this …

Preventing A Child Custody Battle

Are you so busy parenting that your spouse is getting the “leftovers” in your relationship. Think about what you do with your time and where you put your emphasis most of the time. Work, Kids, Dinner, Homework, Activities… what do you and your spouse do for yourselves? You need to take the time to support the foundation of your family which, for your kids, is the relationship between you and your spouse. If you want …

If You Want to Avoid Divorce…

No one gets married in hopes of getting divorced. Divorce can be one of the most gut-wrenching times in a person’s life. And it doesn’t matter whether or not you have kids to divide. The ending of hopes and dreams and the guilt and sense of failure that often accompanies divorce is painful for everybody. Divorce strains relationships with friends and loved ones. Dear friends are sometimes at a loss for words and feel uncomfortable. …

Newly Single Parents and the Dating Challenge

Are you single, dating, and trying to figure out how to manage dating and raising your kids in a healthy and sound environment in which they can thrive? The number of single parents increases by over 2 million each year. The majority of these newly single parents have been previously married for up to 10 years. When they began to even consider dating again, they can end up with more questions than answers initially. They …

Consider Counseling When You Consider Divorce

Divorce never comes easy to both parties involved, not to mention that it often brings trauma to the children. Events which lead to the decision to separate cause enough emotional and psychological distress that only intensify with the pain of going through the whole divorce process. If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, you should consider counseling for yourself and your children to help you move through the process in the healthiest way possible.

Residency Requirement in Colorado Divorce

Different laws govern the divorce process and it varies in different states. Here in Colorado, there are several things you need to know. Under the Colorado Divorce Laws and its guidelines, divorce is better known as “dissolution of marriage.” Ending the legal bonds of marriage requires that at least one of the spouses has been a resident of Colorado for at least 90 days before the date of filing. Alongside this residency requirement, you may only file …

Document Requirements in Colorado Divorce

Requirements typically include about 10 to 20 documents during the entire filing process although this can vary widely. Begin by filing these court forms: Petition Form for dissolution of marriage and a Case Information Sheet and a Summons, unless you are filing jointly. In order to present your financial standing, you will be required to file a Sworn Financial Statement. For cases wherein spouses have stocks or investment, pension, or separate property, Supporting Schedules must …

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