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October 2013 Archives

New Colorado alimony law takes effect Jan. 1

Alimony, known in Colorado as maintenance, has been a controversial topic around the country in recent years. A number of states have passed laws designed to make maintenance payments more objective and predictable. Colorado recently joined that movement, and its new state law on maintenance takes effect on January 1 of next year.

Longmont police charge husband in divorce case with stalking

Divorces that involve child custody disputes are often the most acrimonious. When children are involved, parental emotions run high, and some parents engage in truly ugly behavior. The divorce proceeding becomes mired in accusations and counter-accusations, and every move made by one parent is met with retaliation by the other. But Longmont police and Boulder prosecutors say one man crossed a line in his divorce case, and that his alleged pattern of retaliatory behavior constituted felony domestic violence.

Former Colorado Rocky Gabe Kapler files for divorce

Colorado baseball fans probably remember outfielder Gabe Kapler, who played for the Rockies in the 2002-03 seasons. Kapler went on to play for several other teams, including the Red Sox, and joined a select group when he was one of the nine Red Sox on the field when the team won its first World Series in 86 years, in 2004. Kapler retired as a player in 2011 and is currently an analyst for a TV sports network. Recently he was in the news again-it is reported that he has filed for divorce from his wife, Lisa Kapler, after 14 years of marriage. The Kaplers have two minor children. He has requested joint custody.

Divorce can adversely affect a man's health

Colorado couples who are going through a divorce know that it can be a stressful experience. A divorcing couple faces potentially contentious issues like asset division, child custody and child support, while at the same time dealing with the end of a familiar family life.