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October 2015 Archives

Benefits of having representation during a divorce

In today's world the Internet has turned all of us into "do-it-yourselfers" to one degree or another. With the easy availability of information on the web, many people are tempted to tackle jobs that in the past they would have hired a professional to do. In Colorado, some spouses consider handling their divorce without a lawyer. This can be a very expensive mistake.

The right approach can be a crucial part of a Colorado divorce

There is no getting around the fact that ending a marriage can be a difficult and painful process. The spouse who makes the decision to divorce often does so after a great deal of soul-searching. The other spouse may be surprised and saddened by the decision, or may have seen it coming. Either way, if both spouses have an understanding that they will respect each other and work together to reach agreement on disputed issues, the entire dissolution process can be a lot less uncomfortable.

Stevie Wonder to pay $25,000 a month in child support

In this blog we occasionally discuss celebrity divorce stories, on the theory that what celebrities go through in the divorce process is not that different from the experiences of ordinary Colorado citizens dealing with the end of a marriage. The difference, of course, is that when it comes to property division, alimony and child support, the numbers tend to be bigger in a celebrity divorce.

What constitutes dissipation of marital property?

In Colorado, family court judges divide a divorcing couple's marital property on an equitable basis. Generally, any assets either spouse acquired during the marriage are considered marital property, except those acquired through gift or inheritance. But what if one spouse intentionally dissipated marital property? Are there any remedies available to the other spouse?