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November 2016 Archives

Reality star's child custody fight heats up

As many people in Boulder County know, divorce or separation can bring seriously negative feelings to the fore. Of all the disagreements that can arise in a divorce or separation, among the most acrimonious are child custody disputes. People usually have strong feelings about the upbringing of their children. If people feel their wishes regarding their children's upbringing will not be respected, things can get ugly in a hurry.

Child support issues for self-employed and stay-at-home parents

There are many different issues that will need to be addressed in almost every Colorado divorce, such as property division, alimony and child custody. Any issue in a divorce has the potential to get contentious, but among all of the possibilities, it is child support disputes that can come with the most rancor. A child support order is usually a long-term financial commitment, which means a party that is ordered to pay child support will attempt to fight to keep the ordered amount as low as possible.

Property division and dissipation in a divorce

Some Colorado couples know when it is time to end a marriage through divorce. In fact, there are many so-called "uncontested" divorces that occur every year. But, those are best-case scenarios, with couples who may have no children, limited assets and nothing really to fight over -- both want to move on with life.

What is not considered marital property in Colorado?

Not too long ago, this blog discussed the property division process in Colorado. It was pointed out that marital property in the Centennial State is subject to equitable division in a divorce. Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed that this suggests there may be property that is not considered marital property. This property is usually called separate property, and in Colorado, it is not subject to equitable division in a divorce.