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What is equitable distribution in a Colorado divorce?

Depending upon how a state categorizes the property of the married people within its borders it will either be called a community property state or an equitable distribution state. Community property states assume that property owned by both of the parties to a marriage is equally shared and therefore should be split equally when the couple ends its marriage. Equitable distribution states do not necessarily divide marital property down the middle and will instead evaluate what the fair or equitable division of wealth and debts should be between the parties.

Valentine's Day marked by both proposals and divorce filings

Beginning shortly after Thanksgiving, Colorado residents may have noticed an increase in jewelry commercials airing during their favorite primetime shows. Many of those commercials featured happy couples sharing special moments that ended with proposals of marriage and gleeful acceptances capped off with the placing of rings on the women's fingers. The holidays are a popular time for the partners to couples to solidify their commitments to each other and prepare for marriage. Less well known, though, is that the holidays are also a time when many couples choose to end their marriages.

Child custody orders should serve the child's best interests

When parents in Colorado go through a divorce the details of their children's lives can be left up in the air. Moving from one parent's house to the other on a new schedule may disrupt the children's routines and leave them uncertain about their futures. Many children throughout Colorado have to adapt to child custody arrangements that were promulgated by family law courts during their parents' divorces, so it is important that such arrangements truly serve the needs of the kids they are intended to support.

Spousal support may be modified through Colorado courts

Either through agreement or a court-issued order, a divorcing Longmont resident may find themselves subject to an alimony obligation. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is the payment of financial support from one party to a divorce to the other, after the parties have legally terminated their relationship.