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How are debts divided in a divorce?

There are many things to consider when ending a marriage, especially with regard to finances. While the issue of property division and assets is often discussed when it comes to divorce, the division of debts is just as important a topic. Determining who is responsible for debts is a key consideration for many Colorado couples parting ways.

How can one make a divorce more amicable?

It's no secret that when a couple parting ways can work things out in a civil, amicable way, ending a marriage can be substantially less stressful and expensive. But how can Colorado couples pursuing a divorce help their breakup become more amicable? While an amicable divorce is certainly dependent on both parties' willingness to get along, there are some ways individuals can create a better environment for a peaceful split.

Managing health and wellness during a divorce

Stress can cause major issues with health, and few things bring more stress than ending a major relationship or marriage. Even in an amicable divorce, but especially in a contentious one, people will experience heightened stress levels on days leading up to meditations, financial planning meetings, custodial handoffs, and any other new and uncomfortable obligation. Here are some ways Colorado residents can manage their health during this stressful time.

Keeping emotions in check can result in better divorce agreement

It is common for emotions to run high when a marriage is ending. Animosity and hostility are common feelings that accompany Colorado divorces, and it can be difficult to leave those feelings behind when working out the details of property division, child custody and other hot-button issues. However, there are a few very good reasons to avoid confrontational behavior or snide remarks during the course of a divorce.

Primer on parenting time terminology

The traditional structure of legal and physical child custody exists in our state, but parents going through these legal processes may not always hear these terms when they do their research. This post provides a brief review of the terms and concepts that parties may encounter when they litigate and negotiate traditional child custody matters in the state, but no part of this post should be used by readers are legal advice.

New Year may bring a wave of new divorces

Although December may be a month of making resolutions and planning for the future, for some Colorado residents January may be the month in which they bring about major life changes. That is because throughout the country January, has become known as "divorce month." Americans often wait until after the holidays to end their marriages and begin the process of separating themselves from their partners.

Digging into the details of Colorado child support

Child support is often a necessary piece of the negotiations that individuals must work through when they choose to end their marriages in divorce. Unlike spousal support, which may be used by a recipient spouse for their own post-divorce needs, child support is money provided by parents for the benefit of their kids. In Colorado, both of a child's parents are expected to contribute to their financial support after divorce.

Should a separation agreement be part of my divorce case?

There might be a perception that a divorce in Colorado will be acrimonious and the parties will battle over every aspect of it. That is true in some instances, but in others, the parties want to come to a reasonable agreement and move forward as efficiently and smoothly as possible. In cases where it is believed to be possible for the sides to negotiate, a separation agreement could be a viable alternative. Before taking this step, it is important to understand the law for a separation agreement and possible divorce.

What are key factors for parenting time in a Colorado divorce?

Coloradans who are going through a divorce will likely face many challenges throughout the process. That can include property and asset division, determining child support, spousal support and more. One of the most complicated and emotionally draining aspects of family law is parenting time, also referred to as visitation rights. When the court decides on parenting time or the parents come to a negotiated settlement that must be approved by the court, the best interests of the child are paramount. Understanding the law is imperative throughout the case.

Divorce: How much will maintenance be and how long will it last?

Colorado couples who are getting a divorce will have much to consider during the process. Of course, child custody, child support, asset division and more are integral. Spousal maintenance is also a key part of the case. In many situations, one spouse was the main breadwinner while the other either made less income or was a stay-at-home spouse. There can be a litany of situations that must be navigated as part of the divorce. Understanding the factors that will impact how much is paid in maintenance and how long it will last is a key aspect.

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