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May 2014 Archives

New Colorado bill attempts to make alimony rulings uniform

During a divorce, money often becomes one of the central issues. If a judge is making a ruling, he or she has to look at this in three different parts. The first is in dividing up the property that the two owned while they were married. The second is in making a ruling on child support from one side or the other, based on the custody situation. The third is in spousal maintenance, which is also known as alimony.

Same-sex marriage rights in Colorado, other states

For those in Colorado, understanding exactly what is legal and what is not when it comes to same-sex marriage is something that can get more complicated than it would be in other states. Research has been released to show on which side of this issue the states fall at this time, though shifting laws could cause changes to this in the coming months or years.

Using collaborative divorce to settle your family law issues

If you are considering a Colorado divorce, you may benefit from thinking about the breakup in a collaborative matter. Family law experts explain that alternative dispute resolution processes -- including collaborative divorce -- can have positive financial and emotional effects. If you anticipate a low-conflict divorce, peaceful resolution could save you both time and money.

Real property poses tax challenges during divorce

It's been said that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Divorcing couples can certainly be sure that their dissolution of marriage is likely to lead to some tax challenges. Couples with simple assets -- cars, bank accounts, credit card debts and even retirement accounts -- are often able to divide their marital property without too much trouble. That is, they are able to achieve equitable distribution, meaning that both parties leave with a fair share of the marital estate.

Tips for surviving your Colorado divorce

Colorado couples who have decided to pursue a divorce have already taken the first step toward ending their marriages. It is important to remember that divorce is almost certain to be a challenging road, no matter how long you spent together -- or even how well you handled the last days of your relationship. Although divorce can be a difficult process, there are some steps you can take to make the entire experience far less painful. These include gaining new perspectives and relying on existing support networks.

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