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If the thought of divorce has crossed your mind or even if your spouse has asked you for a divorce, one of the first questions you might ask is if the marriage is salvageable. Divorce is a huge life change, and opens up dozens of other questions – what changed? What will happen to the family? Can you support yourself on your own? Who gets the house? Who gets custody of
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Matt and Amy Roloff, the stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World have called it quits on their marriage after 27 years together. This news follows their March 2014 separation, during which the couple attempted co-parenting and running the family farm while living separately. The split was amicable, and both parties agreed that divorce was the best course of action. Matt noted in interviews that he never felt at home in
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Grandparents have a couple of options when it comes to establishing parental or visitation rights with their grandchildren. Visitation rights can be granted under three circumstances: when the child’s parents are divorced or the court has issued a decree of legal separation, when the child is in the custody of someone who is not his or her parent or when the parent who is the child of the grandparents has died.
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It’s amazing how quickly technology is progressing these days – self-driving cars, astronauts taking selfies on the International Space Station, hydrophobic clothing – so it shouldn’t surprise us to discover that when it comes to child support, there’s an app for that. Ittavi’s SupportPay service allows divorcees to manage child support payments in a streamlined, hassle-free way. In North America, over $200 billion is exchanged for child support. Using SupportPay allows

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Adoption has changed quite a bit in the last couple years in Colorado. In 2014, the government passed Senate Bill 51, which provided the means for adoptees to obtain records like original birth certificates held within state agency and court files. It also passed House Bill 1042, which provided access for birth parents to relinquishment documents signed at the time of adoption, as well as other records. The adoption landscape changed
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Divorce is hard; when children are in the picture, it only gets harder. That is why many co-parents will enlist the services of a parenting intermediary. A parenting intermediary is a person who maintains neutrality between co-parents in order to observe their behavior and to act as a peacemaker between them. Parenting intermediaries can provide significant benefits to divorced parents and help to reduce conflict within the family. The main goal

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One of the most drastic changes to a person’s lifestyle after divorce comes the moment you walk into your home and realize that you live alone. This defining moment can be full of sorrow, anger or both. Adjusting to the bachelor/bachelorette life takes some getting used to, especially when you have been married for many years. While these negative feelings may be overwhelming at first, you should know that living alone

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The state of Colorado is what is known as a “one-party consent state.” What this means is that it is totally legal to record a telephone conversation as long as one party involved in the conversation consents to the recording. Only one person has to know that a recording is being made – and that person can be the one doing the recording. The implications in a divorce case are vast.

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Did you know that there is a psychological term for the effects on children of pitting one parent against the other? It is called “parental alienation syndrome.” During the divorce process, it is tragically common for one parent to use a child as a weapon against the other parent. This happens more often in contentious divorces, and even little actions can cause parental alienation syndrome. Children experiencing this condition may exhibit

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When two people divorce and one of them relocates far away from the other, visitation with children can be difficult. You might have to decide between only seeing the child a few times per year or uprooting your own life to be closer to them. Fortunately, you can see your children – albeit virtually – utilizing modern technology. Apps like Facetime and Skype make it simple for long-distance parents to speak

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Pets are children too – ask anyone who owns one. They need food, shelter and love all the same. And because owners get attached to their pets, a divorce can lead to contention between the divorcing parties over who gets to keep the little ones. Under Colorado law, pets are not considered family – harsh as it sounds, they are characterized as items of personal property and thus are subject to

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Ed Asner has touched the hearts of countless television and film fans. Known for his Emmy-award winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (or for our younger readers, as the voice of protagonist Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s Up,) Asner has helmed the Screen Actors Guild as president and continues to play a big role in modern film, TV and live theatre. Asner recently filed for divorce from

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When two people in Colorado get divorced, circumstances may create the need for one of the parties to receive maintenance (also known as spousal support or alimony). Perhaps one party lacks the property necessary to meet basic needs, or is unable to work to support his or herself. In these situations, the courts might look at a few factors, including the length of the marriage, the health of both parties and
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Fear of how the children will react to a divorce is one of the most common emotional responses following a separation. But divorce does not have to be a harmful experience for the children. If conducted correctly, a divorce can actually lead to positive change in the child’s life, both now and in the far future. Witnessing a bad marriage can teach kids all of the wrong lessons about how to
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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is getting divorced. The “Under the Bridge” writer and performer had been married to wife Nicole Turley, musician and founder of the experimental project Swahili Blonde, for four years before Turley filed papers for the divorce. Turley has cited irreconcilable differences as the motive behind the split and is seeking spousal support and legal fees from Frusciante. The couple has no kids. Does

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If you and your spouse have already agreed upon property division and child custody issues, you might benefit from an uncontested divorce. These are faster, less expensive procedures that can reduce the stress and emotional toll of divorce. In Colorado, we call uncontested divorces “decrees upon affidavit,” and they allow you to get divorced without having to deal with court hearings (exceptions apply). The following requirements must be fulfilled for couples

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Emotions can run high during divorce. It is normal to experience anxiety, anger and even depression after the loss of a marriage. Understanding the universal human responses to grief can help you cope with negative feelings associated with your divorce. The following steps outline a typical grief response, and they can happen in any order. The Five Stages of Grief The first stage of grief is denial and isolation. It is

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Richard Gere, the silver fox known for roles in movies such as “Pretty Woman,” continued divorce proceedings with model-turned-actress Carey Lowell in recent weeks. The couple has been married for 12 years and originally filed for divorce in 2013. The two have said that they are divorcing because of lifestyle differences that led to them growing apart. Gere’s interest in philanthropy and privacy contrasted Lowell’s life as a socialite. While custody
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When we last mentioned the divorce of Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds, the couple had agreed to share custody of their adopted 2-year-old daughter Dakota. Rounds’ attorney recently confirmed that the previously established custody arrangement has been thrown out, and that Rounds will seek sole custody of Dakota. O’Donnell and Rounds have not yet come to a divorce settlement, and are expected to butt heads over their daughter. Rounds’ attorney says

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When you hear the word “prenup,” you might think of celebrities or high-paid business executives fighting over who gets to keep the elephant ice sculpture in the summer home’s foyer. But prenuptial agreements are not just for the moneyed elite to cover their finances in case of divorce. Prenups are incredibly versatile agreements that can be useful for many married couples. What Can a Prenup Cover? What Can’t a Prenup Cover?

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