Divorce Matters Blog

Debt after Divorce

As married couples navigate life, it is common for them to incur various forms of debt. To be sure, a couple may purchase a house together and have mortgage debt; may buy a car and be liable for car payments; may go to graduate or professional school and incur student loan debt; may suffer a...

Signs of Domestic Violence, and How to Help

Unfortunately, domestic abuse remains a serious problem in Colorado. According to the latest data provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately 16,700 domestic violence reports are filed with law enforcement in the state each year. Sadly, the true extent of the domestic violence problem is undoubtedly far higher than the official law...

Fall Into Fall

Step outside in the last week and it’s easy to tell that fall is finally here. The sun is starting to set earlier and the temperatures are beginning to drop. One doesn’t have to look too hard to find pumpkin spiced everything on the shelves of your favorite grocery store or in your favorite coffee...

Securing your Visitation Rights

If you are the parent of one or more young children, a child custody order is likely part of your divorce settlement. When parents do not have equal parenting time under their custody order, the non-custodial parent may have visitation rights. As a parent with visitation rights, you have the right to spend time with...

How Do Kids Change Divorce?

When couples have children, a divorce becomes much more complicated. Even if you and your spouse are committed to an amicable separation, you will need to think through your post-divorce future for the sake of your children. Come Up with a Parenting Plan Children need continuing contact with both parents, and a judge will want...

Signs Your Spouse is Looking for a Divorce

For many people, divorce strikes like a bolt out of the blue. One day, you are muddling along in the marriage, trying your best, but the next your spouse sits you down to tell you it is all over. No questions asked. Should you have seen the writing on the wall? Many people point to...

The 2018 Divorce Matters Scholarship Winner

The 2018 Divorce Matters Scholarship Winner We at Divorce Matters are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Divorce Matters Scholarship, Miss Alexia Martin. We received many applications, but Miss Martin’s work ethic and personality shone through. We extend to her our congratulations. Miss Martin will be attending the University of Florida this Fall...

Should You Stay Together for the Kids?

Should You Stay Together for the Kids? Everyone has heard the phrase, “Staying together for the kids.” But is it always a good idea? To decide whether sticking it out for the sake of your children is the right option for you, you should analyze the pros and cons. Pro: It Will be Easier Financially...

How to Divorce Later in Life

How to Divorce Later in Life Divorce is not only for the young—and its popularity for older Americans is growing. According to statistics compiled by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, divorce after age 50 is twice as common today as it was in 1990, and divorce for those 65 or older is...