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Jefferson County Family Law Attorneys | What Is Considered Marital Property in Divorce Cases?

accountant-1238598_640.jpgMarital property is anything that you or your spouse acquired or purchased during your marriage. If you have been married for a long time, it may not be easy, but you need to take inventory on your assets noting which were acquired before the marriage and which had been received or purchased after. Common marital property includes:

Jefferson County Divorce Attorney | How Long Will I Have to Pay Alimony in my Wheat Ridge Divorce Settlement?

money-2168003_640.jpgAlimony payments, also known as spousal maintenance payments in the Jefferson County District Court, are an important part of most divorce settlements. If you are the breadwinner in your family, you will most likely be ordered to pay alimony to your former spouse. There are three types of alimony payments: temporary, rehabilitative, and permanent.

Wheat Ridge Common Law Marriage Attorney | What is a Common Law Marriage?

common law marriage.jpgA question our Wheat Ridge family law attorneys often hear is, "What makes a common law marriage?" In Jefferson County as well as all across Colorado, there are three important elements that a couple must meet in order to be considered in a common law marriage in Westminster:

Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer | What is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

Arvada Divorce and Family Lawyer Discusses Contested and Uncontested Marriage Dissolution

When Wheat Ridge divorce proceedings are started, it can go one of two ways: contested or uncontested. An amicable court case, where the parties agree to the key terms of the proceedings, is known as an uncontested divorce. On the other hand, when a party refuses to sign the court papers or does not agree to the marriage dissolution, it is known as contested. The type of separation affects the way the initial documents are filed. Let's take a closer look at each of these types of divorce and how an experienced Arvada divorce attorney can support you no matter which type of court case you are facing. Read more about the Divorce process.

Wheat Ridge Divorce Lawyer | Is a Domestic Relations Attorney Necessary?

Domestic Relations Lawyer in Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County, Colorado

In Wheat Ridge Colorado, you can absolutely represent yourself in divorce proceedings. However, that doesn't mean it's a smart choice. Just because you can get the job done, doesn't necessarily mean you should. When your children, home and assets are at stake, it is worth the investment to hire an experienced domestic relations attorney. Imagine going head to head against a divorce lawyer on the other side, who is trying to take away your kids, your house and your bank accounts. And that lawyer knows the court rules and rules of evidence. More about Family Law Court.

Protecting Assets in Divorce - What's the Deal With Maintenance?

Maintenance was formerly called alimony. Starting on January 1, 2014, Colorado's statute concerning maintenance will be changed. The judges will have a formula based on the number of years of marriage to determine the amount of post divorce maintenance.  You should also consider asking that the court require your spouse to carry Life Insurance so that if he or she dies, you will not be at risk to lose out on maintenance (or child support). In a divorce, the court has authority to order husband to maintain his life insurance policy for benefit of his children. See In re Anderson's Marriage, App.1975, 541 P.2d 1274, 37 Colo.App. 55

Protecting Assets in Divorce - Pre-Nup

A prenuptial agreement (pre-nup) or a postnuptial (antenuptial) agreement may substantially impact your property division, debt division, and an award of maintenance in a divorce. Here are some things you should know:

Protecting Assets in Divorce - Why Isn't This Just 50/50?!

Most people think that all assets in the divorce process are divided exactly 50/50.  However, property does not have to be divided equally, just equitably and justly. The relevant statute (Colorado Revised Statutes § 14-10-113. Disposition of property) says, in part:

Protecting Assets in Divorce - Tax Implications

A very common error in divorce settlements is comparing pre-taxed assets to after-taxed assets or comparing assets that are immediately available to assets which are not. Consider all tax implications or you may not be receiving a fair settlement. Consult with your attorney and financial advisor.

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