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Posts by Laura E. Shapiro

The Impact of Divorce on Children & Experts to Consult

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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 high level of parental conflict.   According to one respected medical journal, many children adapt to their parents’ divorce within two years of the separation…

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What Does Equitable Distribution Mean in Colorado

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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 all property obtained during the marriage is marital property. The result is that Colorado divides marital assets and debts in a way that is…

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Is Colorado a “No Fault” Divorce State?

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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. This can help reduce the acrimony that occurs during court proceedings, and it also makes it easier for judges to navigate complex asset division…

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Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process

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It’s no secret that divorce is one of the hardest things you and your family will ever go through. Even in the most amicable of circumstances, the changes within your family structure can be tough. It makes sense, then, that you’d want to make the divorce process as easy as possible. But hashing things out in court…

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How Do I Value and Divide Stocks for a Divorce?

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It is rarely a straightforward process to value and divide stocks for a divorce. Even when it seems like it should be on the surface, there are often hurdles you must clear. Before you agree to a division during settlement talks, you should discuss your options with a Denver divorce attorney familiar with high-asset and…

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