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November 2017 Archives

Don't try to handle child custody matters alone

A divorce is one of the most stressful experiences anyone can go through. From the emotional impact to the great uncertainty involved, there are many elements of the situation that are hard to cope with. When children are involved, however, all of that stress and uncertainty can be magnified.

Property division can take common-law spouses by surprise

Many couples in Boulder County are taking longer to tie the knot than previous generations. Some spend time living together, perhaps commingling their finances or even raising children together before marrying. However, even without a traditional marriage, these partners may have to deal with property division and other divorce legal issues after they break up.

Singer's ex-husband seeks spousal support modification

Readers of our Boulder County Divorce Law Blog are familiar with questions surrounding one spouse's legal obligation to continue to support the other after a divorce. How much spousal support must one pay, and for how long, are important to be aware of during the divorce process. However, even after the separation has been finalized and payments begin, it may be possible to request changes to alimony payments, under certain circumstances.

Requesting a spousal support modification in Colorado

Couples seeking to end their marriage and go their separate ways often have to settle bitter disputes before they can move on. A common one is the amount of spousal support one will have to pay to the other after the divorce. This amount, however, is not set in stone: either spouse can request a modification, or a change in the amount that is paid. Let's take a closer look at what's required in order to request a modification, as it may not be as difficult as some would expect.

Is there an alternative to alimony?

Sometimes the emotional turbulence of divorce coupled with the uncertainty of the future can distract from effective legal negotiation and proper financial planning. One area where this is evident is alimony, also known as spousal support. Most people assume there is no alternative to the traditional monthly-payment alimony structure. A couple getting divorced, however, may request to pay a lump sum rather than make monthly payments. There are advantages to a lump sum approach for both sides.