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What Happens to Your Debt When You Get Divorced?

Whether it’s a mortgage, car payment, student loans, or credit cards, almost everyone has some kind of financial debt. When a couple gets divorced, their marital debt, just like their assets, must be divided between the two parties. What is marital debt? When it comes to married couples, there are two categories of debt: marital...

What is Contempt of Court and How Does It Affect Me?

Contempt of court is failure to comply with the authority of the court. There are two categories of contempt: direct and indirect. Direct contempt involves behavior in the courtroom – for instance, refusing to answer a judge’s questions. Indirect contempt involves behavior outside of the courtroom, such as failing to comply with a court order....

What is a “No Fault” Divorce?

Colorado is a “no fault” divorce state. What does that mean? In the past, obtaining a divorce was more difficult than it is today. You had to show grounds for why a divorce should be granted and the marriage contract dissolved. These grounds, or justification for the divorce, included abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Then Colorado...

Will My Religion Affect My Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is home to people of many different religious faiths. We have countless Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, in addition to people who practice no formal religion. Like other states and the United States as a whole, Colorado does not have an official state religion, so your religion does not dictate your ability...

Changing Your Last Name after a Divorce in Colorado

Historically, a woman took her husband’s last name upon marriage. Over the past decade or so, some men have begun taking their wife’s last name, or the couple got combined names. The same is true of same-sex couples that have gotten legally married. But, what happens if you want to change your last name after...

Do I Still Have Rights if We Didn’t Get a Marriage License?

For various reasons, couples sometimes don’t obtain a marriage license. Perhaps they don’t want to involve the state in their relationship, or they choose to have a religious marriage but not a civil one. Regardless of the reasons for never getting a license, these couples can end their relationships just like married people. And when...

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...