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What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro | July 10, 2018

There is one significant difference between legal separation and divorce in Colorado: A divorce legally dissolves a marriage, but a legal separation does not. Couples who divorce are free to remarry. Couples who are legally separated are still married to each other, even though they are living independently and have gone their separate ways. Legally […]

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Will divorce impact your plans for your golden years?

By Laure E. Shapiro | March 9, 2018

Many Colorado residents facing the prospect of a divorce wonder what will happen to their retirement. The end of your marriage will certainly trigger significant changes in most areas of your life, but that does not mean that you have to give up on your dreams for your golden years. It is helpful to learn […]

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Why are more Baby Boomers divorcing?

By Laure E. Shapiro | April 4, 2017

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 […]

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Important Guidance for Couples Navigating High-Asset Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro | March 23, 2017

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 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. This process becomes even more […]

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How Divorce Affects Health Insurance

By Laure E. Shapiro / January 25, 2019

If you are worried that a soon-to-be-former spouse will retaliate against you by canceling your health insurance during the divorce, Colorado law has you covered. Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-107 (4)(b)(I)(D) forbids the cancellation of health insurance that provides coverage for spouses and dependent children. Additionally, spouses cannot allow the insurance to lapse by not paying […]

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Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / January 10, 2019

Couples have many decisions to make during a divorce. Whether you and your spouse agree on issues will determine whether it is a contested divorce or uncontested divorce. Couples have a contested divorce when there are disputes over any issues that need to be resolved before the divorce is finalized. In an uncontested divorce, the […]

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What Happens to Pension Plan Benefits During Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro / December 7, 2018

Retirements accounts are often a married couple’s largest asset, and they are also one of the most complex. While they are marital property, splitting a pension can be a complicated process. No matter if you are the owner of the pension account or if you are seeking a portion of your spouse’s employer-sponsored retirement, dealing […]

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How Long Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support?

By Laure E. Shapiro / July 23, 2018

How long you have to pay spousal support depends on a few different factors. You can pay spousal support for a short time or continue making payments even after you retire. A judge takes a number of factors into consideration before determining the amount and duration of monthly spousal support payments. One primary factor is […]

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How Is Spousal Support Calculated?

By Laure E. Shapiro / July 16, 2018

Colorado courts calculate spousal support using statutory guidelines. Based on how long the couple has been married, the income of each spouse, and other specific factors, the Court will decide how much the higher-earning spouse may have to pay. For help understanding how spousal support is calculated during a divorce, contact Shapiro Family Law. Our […]

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What Is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

By Laure E. Shapiro / July 10, 2018

There is one significant difference between legal separation and divorce in Colorado: A divorce legally dissolves a marriage, but a legal separation does not. Couples who divorce are free to remarry. Couples who are legally separated are still married to each other, even though they are living independently and have gone their separate ways. Legally […]

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How Do I File for Legal Separation?

By Laure E. Shapiro / July 3, 2018

You can file for legal separation at the district court in the county where you and your spouse live, or where your spouse lives. Under state law, you must have lived in Colorado for at least 91 days before you can file a petition for your separation. Before you file the paperwork, you might want […]

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Why should I consider using a private judge for my divorce case?

By Laure E. Shapiro / June 13, 2018

In getting ready to go through the divorce process, you may find yourself lost and confused. There are several ways to approach the dissolution of your marriage, but it can be difficult to know which way is best for you and your family. For some divorcing couples in Colorado, going to court may be the […]

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Will divorce impact your plans for your golden years?

By Laure E. Shapiro / March 9, 2018

Many Colorado residents facing the prospect of a divorce wonder what will happen to their retirement. The end of your marriage will certainly trigger significant changes in most areas of your life, but that does not mean that you have to give up on your dreams for your golden years. It is helpful to learn […]

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Denver divorce attorneys share 3 social media secrets

By Laure E. Shapiro / August 2, 2017

If it sometimes seems to you like everyone is on social media, it may be because nearly everyone is. As of 2017, 89% of U.S. internet users were on Facebook. Thirty-two percent were on Facebook’s next biggest competitor, Instagram. And from checking in at our favorite restaurants to status updates and posting pictures, people spend […]

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