We all know the common statistic about divorce in America: roughly 50% of marriages end in divorce, right? Wrong. Sort of.
First, let’s talk about where the 50% statistic comes from. When statistics about the rate of marriages and divorces come out each year, the two are compared and usually the rate of marriage doubles the rate of divorces. Hence, 50% of marriages end in divorce.… continue reading
For many, divorce changes everything: where you live, who you’re living with, your employment status, your relationship with the people closest to you, and so on. A lot of these things are up in the air throughout the divorce process, which can leave your future at a standstill for months while the judge is trying to make his or her decisions.… continue reading
We mentioned in our blog last week that no matter who you are, the process of getting a divorce can be extremely messy and have very real consequences on your ability to see your children or own certain assets.
Divorce is not just about heartbreak, it’s about loss – the loss of a relationship with your spouse, the loss of a single family unit, and the loss of countless other things. Many of the losses experienced in divorce are intangible, but there are plenty of tangible losses that happen during divorce proceedings as well.
One of these tangible losses is that when you get divorced, your assets will be divided based on Colorado’s equitable distribution policy.… continue reading
But this kind of thinking is wrong-headed. Family law rulings can have an extreme impact on your life. Depending on the judge’s decision, you may have to give up custody of your children, or your financial situation could be flipped on its head. And in some family law cases concerning domestic violence, protection orders, or contempt of court, you could even end up facing criminal penalties.… continue reading
If you and your spouse have friends, coworkers, or family members going through a divorce, it can quickly put fears in your head. After a fight or during an ongoing conflict, you might ask yourself: are we next?
Maybe you and your spouse are just going through a rough patch. All couples do from time to time. But no matter how temporary you think this phase will be, without counseling or intervention, a temporary phase could turn into a permanent separation right before your eyes.… continue reading
When we turn on the news, we rarely see stories about young love and lasting romances. In fact, it seems like at every age, more and more people are breaking up and getting divorced. The latest divorce “victims”? People over 50.
It’s been termed a “gray” divorce, and it’s happening more and more.
When an older couple decides to split after decades of marriage, it has been dubbed a “gray” divorce.… continue reading
So you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce. As you begin to separate your lives, you will also have to separate your property. It’s one thing trying to decide who gets the big items, like the car and the house, but it may be even harder to divide assets and accounts that were supposed to be put away for when you and your spouse retire.… continue reading
If you and your spouse are looking to get a divorce, you may feel that you have limited options ahead of you. Every divorce is different, so the typical procedures and standards of divorce may not fit your situation.
Luckily, there are alternatives to a traditional divorce in Colorado that are available. These are often referred to as “Alternative Dispute Resolutions,” and include mediation and collaborative divorce.… continue reading
It is common to feel confusion, loss, and hopelessness during a divorce. Not only do you have to deal with a broken marriage, but you will also have to make big decisions about your financial situation and how your life will look in the coming years without your spouse.
Your friends and loved ones may be able to offer you advice or suggestions, but ultimately you and your spouse must make the decisions and compromises that will affect your finances and parental responsibilities.… continue reading