The drone of the “Get your billion back, America” commercials have likely already alerted you to the fact, but tax season is officially upon us! Things can get a little complicated if you’ve separated or divorced within the last year, so here are a few things to pay attention to when filing your paperwork:
1. Communicate with your ex-partner. It’s important that BOTH of you list the same figure for
We’ve all dreamt of a cinematic “You had me at ‘hello’” moment kindling our own love stories, but it turns out those silver-screen storylines could spark something far more enduring than a ride off into the sunset.
According to researchers at the University of Rochester, couples who regularly watch and discuss relationship-themed movies are only half as likely to end up divorced. That’s a fairly obvious conclusion given open dialogue and
While Valentine’s Day might be a kitschy, Hallmark holiday besieged by expectations of flowers, candy, and jewelry, it can also serve as a much-needed catalyst for reviving some of the magic in your marriage. We spoke with Family and Marriage Therapist Dawn Rike from Springs of Joy, Inc., who offered these tips for catapulting the spirit of Valentine’s Day into little gestures to make your union last a lifetime:
Colorado is making headlines with an experimental ballot measure that proposes mandatory marriage education before a couple may wed. The syllabus would include lessons on financial management, health issues, conflict resolution, and domestic resolution.
The idea comes from a California-based group called Kids Against Divorce, who hopes to test the success of the initiative in Colorado before taking it to other states. Accordingly, they’ll need 86,105 signatures by August 4
Captain and Tennille’s recent divorce announcement shocked quite a few members of our office, but between renditions of “Muskrat Love” and reminisces of their ‘70s heyday, we also debated whether there was more to their split than “irreconcilable differences.” Although we’ve written plenty about the “gray divorce revolution,” the odds were ever in their favor. It’s rare for a couple over 50, who have been married for 35 years or more,
After much back-and-forth, the Colorado Supreme Court has decided that vacation and sick days do, in fact, count as shared marital property. This doesn’t mean you’ll need to give your ex-spouse a few extra days off in the event of a divorce; rather, you’ll need to share the monetary value of that personal leave with him or her. Likewise, members of the military who are still eligible to “cash in”
Do you remember that touching scene in an early episode of “The Brady Bunch,” where Carol tells Bobby that “the only steps in this house are those, and they lead right up to your bedroom?” It was such a graceful way of explaining that Mike and Carol had adopted each other’s children as their own, and that there were to be no step-parents or step-siblings in the blended Brady household.
Nearly 68 percent of U.S. households owned pets in 2013, and so it’s only natural that we would turn to our four-legged friends for comfort as a marriage collapses. What happens to man’s best friend during a divorce though?
While we might treat our pets as integral members of the family, most courts consider them to be personal property-- similar to a car or diamond necklace. Last year, however, a
The New Year will ring in big changes in Colorado for those filing for divorce or looking to modify child support. In what some are calling “groundbreaking legislation,” Colorado has joined the national alimony reform movement and will change the way maintenance payments are calculated beginning January 1, 2014. Also arriving are increases to the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligation which will increase the combined gross annual income
We try not to toot our own horn too often, but we’re very proud to announce that Legal Leaders has named our manager Glen Goldman one of Denver’s top-rated lawyers! The yearly list pulls together the city’s best attorneys in a variety of fields to help consumers “take the mystery out of locating a high-quality advocate to protect you.”
Check out the full spread here.
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Did you watch the latest episode of ABC’s Trophy Wife? Desperate to have a proper family holiday, Malin Akerman invites both of her husband’s ex-wives to celebrate Christmas together with their children. Her intentions are certainly sweet—this is indeed a season for loved ones and traditions, but the night ends in disaster (save for an amazing Ace of Base tribute).
This sort of feel-good family Christmas might be ideal for
Those Facebook and Twitter status boxes can be an ever-so-tempting place to unleash all the pain and anger stemming from a divorce, but consider this before you update: information posted to social media can (and will) be used as legal evidence.
That means that seemingly harmless life details can quickly be taken out of context in court. For example, posting about escaping to Mexico for a few days or splurging on
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr. Jane Seymour and James Keach. Kris and Bruce Jenner. It seems everyone’s opting for separation instead of divorce these days.
While the tabloids may be screaming “It’s Over,” the reality is these couples are trying to protect their financial assets as they buy some time to determine the best paths for their families. The Jenners, for example, have not yet legally
Can you select the Judge that will decide your divorce in Denver?
Can you select the Judge that will decide your case in Arapahoe County?
Can you select the Judge that will decide your case in Douglas County?
Actually, you can choose the Judge that will decide your case in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, or any other County in Colorado.
In Colorado, there is a little known process that allows divorcing parties
In Denver, Domestic Relations matters –which include divorce and custody matters – are usually handled by a Judge. But, at times, they can be handled by a Magistrate. These judicial officers can enter orders affecting the issues in a divorce, such as child support, parenting time (custody), and maintenance awards.
The issues a Magistrate can decide in Denver in a divorce are limited. Magistrates in a divorce typically decide temporary orders
There’s been a lot of buzz about older couples divorcing recently; trend sociologists have labeled as the “gray divorce revolution.” The New York Times points out that “for the first time, more Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed, and the numbers are growing as baby boomers live longer.” The article also mentions the increasing age of divorcees could contribute to economic strain, poor health, and perhaps a larger need
As the shock of the 2013 Colorado flooding wears off and the focus shifts to re-building, one of the immediate concerns is to replace lost documents in order to receive aid assistance. For low-income, disabled, homeless, or elderly citizens, the Colorado Collaborative ID Project helps secure documentation of identity and citizenship in order to receive public benefits.
For everyone else, here’s a list of where to find those essential papers:
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“We're connected, as women. It's like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there's trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we're just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don't help each other, who will?” said author of The Peach Keeper― Sarah Addison Allen. With that in mind, we’ve organized a complimentary “Women in Transition” seminar on Oct. 30 to support women
A top Denver child custody attorney can increase the chances you will win your child custody case by doing the following:
Top Denver custody attorneys know how to determine which custody issues are worth taking to court and which issues are not. Each custody matter has plenty of issues that can be brought to court. However, not every issue is worth asking the Judge to decide. In fact, if certain issues
The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a decision regarding whether military housing and food allowances should be considered income when determining child support.
In the case of In re Parental Responsibilities of L.K.Y., and Concerning Peabody, the Mother was serving in the U.S. Army and lived off base and received housing and food allowances in addition to her salary. Mother argued that the housing and food allowances should not be
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