Often times when a couple is contemplating divorce and chooses to separate, it's important that you do things to protect yourself. Even though during this time you may be working on your marriage, you should plan as though you are getting a divorce. This will make sure that you are not vulnerable should you and your spouse choose to get a divorce later down the line. Let's take a look at 5 important things you should do when you enter into a separation.
If you are preparing for or in the midst of a Wheat Ridge divorce or separation, the upcoming holidays may be a difficult time of the year. While often the Christmas season means traditions and spending time with family, preparing for this season without your spouse may be painful. Planning ahead is key to preparing yourself for the holiday season. Being mindful of expectations and keeping things simple will keep you less stressed and overwhelmed during this time of year.
During a Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Golden divorce, you may hear the term 'discovery.' Discovery is the collection of information and documents related to a case in the Colorado Court system. Whether a criminal case, a child custody case, or a dissolution of marriage - discovery can be requested. Often, when it comes to a Jefferson County divorce, discovery is requested when one party believes that more information is needed from the other side.
A 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: