Finding a Family Lawyer in Denver, CO

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If you are in need of a family lawyer, you do not want to hire just anyone. Whether you need a lawyer to handle your divorce, child custody, or child support (or all of those issues), you want someone who is experienced and can help you successfully navigate the process. 

We have a few tips that you should follow to find a good family lawyer.

Property and Debt: How the Division of Assets in Divorce Works

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In Colorado, nearly 9% of marriages end in divorce (this is slightly higher than the national average divorce rate of 7.7%). 

If you are considering a divorce or in the process of divorcing your spouse, you may be wondering how your assets will be divided.

This is often one of the most contentious parts of divorce and ultimately, who gets what depends on several different factors. 

Read on to learn more about how the courts determine the division of assets in divorce.

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Legal Separation vs Divorce: Understand the Key Differences

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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 decide. 

That is why today, we have created this quick guide to help you understand the exact difference between a divorce and a legal separation. Keep reading to learn more!

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

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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 depend on their age, the circumstances of the divorce, and the personality that they have.

When you are divorcing with kids, your main concern may be how you can make the entire divorce process easier for your child.

That's why today, we've created this quick guide to help you find ways to comfort your child during the divorce process. Keep reading to learn more!

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How to Prepare for a Divorce: A Helpful Guide

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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 everyone involved. That is why taking the steps to prepare yourself for divorce will make the process smoother and hopefully less adversarial.

If you are wondering how to prepare for a divorce, we can help. Here are some important steps to take before getting a divorce.

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Divorce Mediation and Debt

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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 you want to do it.

With divorce mediation, you do have a choice.

Divorce mediation and debt can go hand in hand so that you can keep more control over the outcome and more of your personal business stays out of the courtroom.

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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.

This also aligns with the time it takes most parents to get back on their feet and establish a workable co-parenting relationship with their former spouse, including polite, effective communication.

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