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Divorce cases can be affected by domestic violence allegations

There are a broad range of scenarios that could lead a person in Boulder County, Colorado to contemplate divorce. Sometimes a couple just finds that they have grown apart over the years. Other times there are serious allegations of domestic abuse that precipitate the divorce. Domestic violence is a sad reality, and it can affect famous and not-so-famous people.

How does property division work in a Colorado divorce?

For almost any divorce in Longmont, a major issue between the two parties will be the division of the property. Sometimes, the two parties will be able to agree how the real property, personal property and accounts should be split up. It's commonly the case, however, that the two people will disagree over the question of who gets what. In this case, a neutral decision-maker such as a judge may have to handle the nitty-gritty aspects of the property division.

The family law process provides different modification options

One constant in life is change so for many families modifications to divorce-related agreements and orders may be needed as life moves forward following a divorce. In general, divorce-related modifications may be possible if one or both of the parties has a continuing change in financial circumstances. Modifications to spousal support may be possible when one of the parties experiences a significant change in circumstances. It is important to note that spousal support modifications may be possible based on a significant change in circumstances when the spousal support is not contractually based spousal maintenance.

How do courts decide child custody issues in Colorado?

When a married couple decides to divorce, or when an unmarried couple decides not to cohabit, decisions must be made regarding the upbringing of any children the couple may have. Sometimes these couples are able to agree on issues such as where the children will live or where they will go to school. If the ex-couple is unable to agree on these issues, a family law court will usually be tasked with making these decisions. This blog post will provide a brief summary of child custody law for interested Longmont residents.