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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 …

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At Jones Law Firm, PC, our Denver family attorney provides clients with experienced and compassionate legal counsel. If you have a benefited from our services in the past or are currently looking for legal assistance regarding a family law matter, please don’t hesitate to connect with us online. Contact Jones Law Firm, PC 1721 High St. Denver, CO 80218 Phone: (303) 799-8155 Website: https://www.denverdivorceattorneys.com Practice Areas Family Law Divorce Child Custody Fathers’ Rights Mediation And More …

Divorce: Should You Sell Your House?

Ask any realtor, and they will quickly tell you that a significant portion of their business comes from sellers who are in the middle of a divorce, and there is a very good reason for this. Often, it makes the most sense for the divorcing parties to sell the marital home and go their separate ways, but not always. If you are headed for divorce and you and your spouse own a home, one of the …

Colorado Divorce Basics: What You Need to Know

If you are considering getting a divorce in Colorado, you will want to familiarize yourself with the terms and the process. Here is some basic information that you should know: For starters, Colorado uses the term “Dissolution of Marriage” in place of divorce. So, if you hear DOM or dissolution, know that it’s just another word for divorce. A legal separation is NOT a divorce. If you get legally separated, you are not divorced and you cannot …

Legal Separation vs Divorce

The Difference Between Separation & Legal Separation Many clients file for divorce after believing they are legally separated from their spouse since, many times, a separating couple will live apart from each other before initiating legal action. However, legal separation is not simply living apart from your spouse, nor is it a stepping stone towards divorce. Instead, it is an option couples have for severing their relationship through the courts. Legal separation, like divorce, is …

Father’s Rights

Do the Courts Prefer Mothers over Fathers? Historically, with parenting time following divorce, many believed children should stay with only one parent rather than jump back and forth between both parents. It was thought this was less impactful physically and psychologically on the child as a whole. Courts also tended to grant a majority of parenting time to the mother, believing she was better equipped to raise children. But today, a father’s right to parent …

Social Media & Divorce: The Rules

These days, the vast majority of adults have at least one social media account. While you may not log on to Twitter or Instagram, the odds are you at least have a Facebook account. So, if you’re headed for divorce, this post is for you. Once in a while we’ll come across or hear about someone’s post that will cause us to shake our heads, and think, “Why would they post that on Facebook?” In today’s …

What You Need to Know About Divorce & Taxes

As we enter into the holiday season, it reminds us that soon it will be New Year’s and once again, time to file our taxes. Naturally during this time of year, our clients have questions about how divorce impacts their tax obligations. If you’re getting divorced and the divorce will be final before the end of the year, you’re probably wondering, “What do I need to know about filing my taxes after a divorce?” Also, who gets …

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, …

If it Ain’t Broke, You Should Still Fix It: Why Custody Orders are Important

There are many situations in which a parent may be reluctant to avail himself or herself of the civil court process for orders involving parenting time. When things are going well, it is often difficult to make changes. It is especially difficult when you aren’t familiar with the law that governs your current parenting situation or aware of how involving the court may drastically improve your situation. You likely aren’t aware of the nightmare scenarios …

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