Divorce Matters Blog

Winner of the 2019 Divorce Matters Scholarship Announced

Divorce Matters is pleased to announce Ryan Shepherd as the winner of our 2019 Divorce Matters Scholarship. We received lots of applications this year, and while there were many qualified applicants, Ryan stood out among them. Our selection team was impressed by Ryan’s academic qualifications, extracurricular work, and essay response. We extend our congratulations to...

Dealing with Child Abuse in Colorado

Child abuse is a serious problem around the nation. According to the National Children’s Alliance, about 700,000 children are abused annually, though many more will be abused at least once during their childhood. Abuse can take many forms, including physical or sexual abuse, or emotional terrorism. If you are in an abusive marriage, your spouse...

Will Getting Divorced Affect My Citizenship Status?

U.S. immigration law is needlessly complex, and many people are afraid they will somehow jeopardize their immigration status when they get divorced. At Divorce Matters, we encourage men and women to thoroughly consider how a divorce will affect them, and this should include whether it will affect a person’s citizenship status. The answer depends on...

Divorce Financial Considerations for Stay-at-Home Moms

Stay-at-home moms who have spent many of their married years as mothers who maintain the household and head child-rearing while relying on the income of their spouses may be intimidated by the prospect of divorce. Indeed, not only is divorce an emotional process for anyone, but for a stay-at-home mom who has always been dependent...

Transmuted Assets and Colorado Divorces

One of the most complicated elements of getting a divorce in Colorado is that of deciding how assets and debts will be divided amongst the parties to the marriage/divorce. While Colorado law holds that property and debts must be divided in a manner that is equitable, understanding the difference between marital vs. separate assets, how...

What to Do Before You File for Divorce in Colorado

Getting a divorce can be an emotionally traumatic event, and one that has huge implications for your life–socially, mentally, and financially–moving forward. If you’re thinking about filing for a divorce in Colorado, it’s best to be as prepared for the process as possible by the time you file your divorce papers. At the offices of...

Selling Possessions Before a Divorce

Before a divorce can be finalized in Colorado, the separating couple must come to an agreement about the division of property, alimony, and spousal support. These can be some of the most contentious issues in a divorce, especially if the divorce is acrimonious. As you navigate the divorce process, it’s important that you understand the...

Can I Afford to Seek a Contempt Citation?

If you thought getting divorced was hard, you might be surprised that getting your ex to pay child support or alimony or stick to the parenting plan turns out to be much harder. As experienced Denver family law attorneys, we have seen some exes openly flout court orders and get away with it. If your...

Will Infidelity Impact Your Divorce in Colorado?

Adultery happens. In fact, marital experts estimate that around 20% of husbands and 13% of wives have been unfaithful at some point in their marriage. Fortunately, most marriages don’t end because of adultery. Instead, adultery often occurs after other problems have eaten away at the foundation of trust and affection that once underpinned a healthy...

Divorce Mediation or Arbitration?

Some people want to avoid going to court, and we can’t blame them. Testifying in court is stressful, and court proceedings are also public. Do you really want to air your dirty laundry for the enjoyment of other people? Interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has increased over the past few years, and two of...