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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Value a Restaurant for a Divorce

By Laure E. Shapiro / March 22, 2019

It can be difficult to divide a restaurant when you and your spouse are divorcing. Family-owned restaurants are often a labor of love as well as a business venture. The first step in dividing a restaurant for a divorce is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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