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Same-Sex Marriage One Year Later, And Questions Still Remain

It has been a little over one year since the historic Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling that struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country. That day came with much celebration and rejoicing, and over the course of the last year, many same-sex couples were finally able to make their love official. However, in […]

Does the SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Affect Domestic Partnerships?

If you’ve been on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a cascade of rainbow-colored profile pictures celebrating the Supreme Court ruling on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that overturned same-sex marriage bans in four states and effectively legalized marriage for same-sex couples across the United States. Colorado has already had same-sex marriage on the […]

Same-Sex Marriage: An Abridged Timeline of a Long-Fought Struggle

Same-sex couples have fought a long battle for the right to marry since the Stonewall riots kicked off the gay rights movement over 40 years ago, and with the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected June federal ruling, the fight may soon be over. Law Week Colorado offered a retrospective timeline of same-sex marriage in the courts, […]

How Would SB 16 Protect Same-Sex Marriages in Colorado?

  Our state of Colorado legalized same-sex marriage in October of 2014. Civil unions, which are similar to marriage but convey no federal benefits to couples, have been available to same-sex couples in Colorado since May of 2013. When marriage was legalized, many same-sex couples already committed in civil unions rushed to the county clerk’s […]

Colorado Just Banned Same-Sex Marriage, What Rights Do We Have Now?

Cultural attitudes toward same-gender marriage and civil unions are shifting dramatically, as states move to recognize””in some fashion””the rights of same-gender couples. New York’s recent passage of a same-gender marriage law made it the sixth and largest state to legalize same-gender marriage in the country. But same-gender marriage laws are state-based, which brings to the […]

Are Same-Sex Divorces Handled the Same As Heterosexual Divorces?

With tides having turned in the struggle for LGBTQ+ marriage rights over the last decade, often questions about whether there are any differences when it comes to marriage for same-sex couples arise. Are these marriages the same as heterosexual marriages? And what about the divorces? How is same-sex divorce different from a divorce between a […]

CO Supreme Court Recognizes Same-Gendered Common Law Marriage

On Monday, January 5th 2021 the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that same-gendered couples that were in common-law marriages before the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges legalization of same-sex marriage are now seen as valid in the eyes of Colorado State law.   Common-Law Marriages in Colorado   Colorado is unique in that it is one of […]

First Tax Filing Period For New Same-Sex Couples: What Do You Need To Know?

Thanks to the landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges last June, same-sex married couples now enjoy all of the federal protections and benefits offered by marriage throughout the nation. Many of these same-sex couples may find themselves confused when tax time comes ”“ after all, many of them have never been married before, at least […]

The Most Bizarre Marriage & Divorce Laws In The United States

For the most part, when we discuss different state laws regarding divorce, there are two major categories we talk about ”“ community property states and equitable division states. There are also fault and no-fault states. But if you dive deep into our national divorce laws, you will find some pretty strange provisions that might leave […]

How Does Common Law Marriage Affect Finances?

Colorado is one of the few states that recognize common law marriage. Common law marriage is what happens when a state recognizes a couple as legally married despite a lack of a marriage license. In Colorado, the terms of a common law marriage require that a couple lives together, both parties consider themselves to be […]

Changing Your Last Name after a Divorce in Colorado

Historically, a woman took her husband’s last name upon marriage. Over the past decade or so, some men have begun taking their wife’s last name, or the couple got combined names. The same is true of same-sex couples that have gotten legally married. But, what happens if you want to change your last name after […]

The Divorce Process, Part 1: Grounds For Divorce

Do Colorado couples have to prove anything to get a divorce? There are two lines of thinking in the United States when it comes to divorce. All 50 states allow for “no-fault” divorce, which is divorce where neither party has to prove anything beyond that the marriage is irreparably broken. There are 32 states that […]