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Category Archives: divorce

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...

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...

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...

So Your Ex Is Not Paying Child Support…

Getting a divorce can feel a little like running a marathon. Once you reach the end, you might collapse in a heap and tell yourself, “Never again.” Unfortunately, in many situations, the real trouble has only just begun. Now, you need to spend one or two decades co-parenting with your ex, which often involves one...

3 Ways To Reclaim Valentine’s Day After Divorce

It’s that time of year again, the day the whole world celebrates love. With all of the focus being put towards having the most romantic day ever, this day can often feel painful to those who have recently gone through divorce. But it doesn’t have to be! All of the cards and balloons in the...

Which Kinds of Couples Should Steer Away from Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a great option for divorcing couples who are willing to work together to reach appropriate divorce solutions for their unique circumstances. When a couple chooses collaborative divorce, they can save a lot of money and get through the divorce process with minimal stress. But collaborative divorce is not the right choice for...

You Should Prenup

Getting married and deciding to merge your life and your finances with another person in a legal way is a huge decision. And once the decision to marry is made, there are numerous other decisions that follow, too, such as what type of wedding you’ll have, how you will divide household tasks and earnings, and...