Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Colorado statutory marriage demands that the parties seeking marriage be above 18 years of age, or between 16 and 18 with the permission of the parents, and possess a marriage license that is given upon a signed application. In 30 days of receiving the license, the marriage has to be solemnized by an authorized person, [...]

Common Law Marriage in Colorado 2019-01-16T07:31:15+00:00

What is a “No-Fault” State?

Colorado is a “no-fault” state, but many don’t understand what that means in the context of divorce laws.  Prior to Colorado becoming a “no-fault” state, both spouses had to either consent to a divorce.  If both parties did not consent to the divorce, one party had to show legal grounds that would justify the Court [...]

What is a “No-Fault” State? 2019-01-22T11:08:12+00:00

Colorado is a “no-fault” state; what does that mean?

Posted on May 21, 2017 Before Colorado became a “no-fault” state, both spouses had to consent to a divorce or one party had to show grounds, or justify the reasoning, as to why a divorce should be granted. One of the following grounds had to be proven before the court allowed a divorce case to [...]

Colorado is a “no-fault” state; what does that mean? 2019-01-08T13:19:52+00:00

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Legal processes are generally long, tiresome and expensive, which is why often times we try to avoid them. Resolving serious disagreements outside of the courtroom is called alternative dispute resolution (ADR). There are a number of different approaches that can be taken: arbitration, neutral evaluation and settlement conferences are examples. Today, we will be taking [...]

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation 2019-03-05T07:22:11+00:00

Spousal Maintenance – What it Means and How it is Calculated in Colorado?

Posted on April 23, 2018 If you are facing a divorce, you may have concerns about what your financial future looks like, especially if you have been dependent upon your spouse's income. If so, speak to a family law attorney, as you may be entitled to an award of spousal maintenance. What is Spousal Maintenance? [...]

Spousal Maintenance – What it Means and How it is Calculated in Colorado? 2019-01-08T13:48:12+00:00

Hiding Assets During A Divorce In Colorado

Posted on April 17, 2018 What once was proudly built and earned together becomes “mine” or “yours” during a divorce. In this very emotional time it is not unheard of for couples to fight over the better blender. Ex-spouses battle for everything, from the smallest things (like dishes, furniture or even plants), to bigger assets [...]

Hiding Assets During A Divorce In Colorado 2019-01-08T13:48:12+00:00

Are we married? Common law marriage in Colorado

By Denise M. Gonzales Colorado is one of only a handful of states that recognize common-law marriage.  Common-law marriage is an informal marriage that is recognized based upon the parties living together and holding themselves out as a married couple.  Unlike a civil or religious marriage, there is no requirement that there be a ceremony [...]

Are we married? Common law marriage in Colorado 2019-01-22T11:12:27+00:00

5 Tips For Smart Social Media Engagement During Your Divorce

Posted on March 12, 2018 Divorce is a time of big changes. Experiencing strong emotions like sadness, pain and even anger is not unusual, and seeking sympathy is only natural. However, it is important to understand the difference between confiding in a few close friends versus sharing your thoughts and feelings with a few hundred [...]

5 Tips For Smart Social Media Engagement During Your Divorce 2019-01-08T14:06:17+00:00

Money Matters After Divorce

Posted on March 6, 2018 Post-divorce, you are not only starting a new chapter of your life, but you also may be moving into a new financial bracket. Of course, this time, you will get to call all the shots and make all the decisions. To ensure you are going to be okay financially after [...]

Money Matters After Divorce 2019-01-08T14:08:00+00:00

Financial Infidelity, The Truth About Dishonesty And Money

Posted February 16, 2018 For some couples, talking about money is hard. The subject is considered uncouth and avoided. However, not talking about money can lead to a relationship breakdown. Lack of compatibility in managing finances is the second most common reason for divorce. Secret stash statistics A recent poll surveying adults in relationships made [...]

Financial Infidelity, The Truth About Dishonesty And Money 2019-01-08T14:08:00+00:00