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Legal Separation vs Divorce: Understand the Key Differences

Did you know that in America, one divorce happens every 36 seconds?  If you are trying to decide whether you should get a legal separation vs divorce, understanding the difference can help you…


Divorcing with Kids: How to Make the Process Easier on Them

Do you know that there are over 1 million American children that suffer as a result of divorce every year? How your child will react as a result the divorce will…

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Getting Custody: What Can Be Used Against You In a Custody Battle

These Mistakes Will Ruin Your Chances of Getting Child Custody Divorce can be quite the draining process, without the added stress of trying to navigate it with children involved.  However, regardless…


How to Prepare for a Divorce: A Helpful Guide

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. During this tumultuous time, it is important to consider all your options. Divorce is difficult for…

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Consequences of Non-Payment of Child Support

The Colorado Child Support Enforcement Act administers many consequences for non-payment of child support, including taking legal and administrative action against parents who refuse to pay. When a parent falls behind…


Divorce Mediation and Debt

Colorado courts treat marital debt the same way they treat marital assets. They divide them between spouses in a way that is fair and equitable, but that might not be how…


The Impact of Divorce on Children & Experts to Consult

Most kids who experience the separation and divorce of their parents may struggle in the immediate aftermath, but the impact of divorce on children is generally modest unless there is a…


What Does Equitable Distribution Mean in Colorado

Colorado is an “equitable division” state. Some states follow community property laws instead. In Colorado, there is no assumption that property is divided equally.   Equitable distribution states do not assume…


Is Colorado a “No Fault” Divorce State?

Yes, Colorado is a “no-fault” divorce state. The Court does not assign fault to either spouse during divorce proceedings and does not consider any alleged bad behavior when handling divorce proceedings….