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Getting divorced? Time to brush up on financial knowledge

Whether you are in a stable marriage or are looking at a possible divorce, the fact is life can throw you a curve ball in an instant and leave you on uncertain ground. This is especially true for the spouse who has stayed at home to care for the kids while the "bread-winner" handled all the financial matters, from weekly paycheck deposits to balancing the checkbook.

Why are more Baby Boomers divorcing?

Though divorce rates are decreasing for younger adults, a new study by the Pew Foundation tells us that so-called "gray divorce" is increasing. For adults 50 years of age and older, the divorce rate has nearly doubled in the past 25 years, according to Pew's research. Now, the rate of divorce for married people over 50 is 10 in 1000, which is double what it was in 1990, and among those 65 and older, the rate has tripled.

Important Guidance for Couples Navigating High-Asset Divorce

While there are many different reasons that a couple might wind up getting divorced, even the most amicable of divorces can become complicated if there is a high net-worth involved. There might be multiple properties to allocate, a family business that must be divided, and investment portfolios that must be addressed.

Mediation may be a good choice for your Colorado divorce

People often approach divorce with concerns about drawn-out courtroom battles, but the there are concrete, smart steps that can be taken to avoid that scenario. One alternative that merits consideration is mediation, which we regularly facilitate in our law office.

How can I prepare for property division?  

Are you wondering how your property will be divided in your upcoming divorce? Although it is largely up to the parties involved, every state has statutes that address this. For that reason, you will likely need help making good arguments for why you should get what is rightfully yours.

Evergreen lawmaker jailed in contempt. What does that mean?

A state lawmaker representing Evergreen was jailed in December for contempt of court in a divorce proceeding. State Rep. Tim Leonard (R - Evergreen) was sentenced to 14 days in jail and released before the New Year, according to jail records. The case is significant for those interested in family law and Colorado state history.

Gimmick wedding dates more likely to divorce

Did you know that marriages occurring on Valentine's Day or special number days like 12/13/14, etc. are more likely to fail than a wedding on any other random date? Economists from the University of Melbourne published a report which indicates their study found weddings on date fads are five times more likely to crumble.

Remaining financially secure during divorce

Divorce comes with many hurdles and things to consider, especially if you made the decision (mutually or individually) around the holidays. You are not alone. The end of the year not only represents holiday stress and cheer but also assessment of years' gone by, reflection and starting anew with the pending New Year.

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