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Divorce Matters Blog

What Federal Laws Affect My Colorado Divorce?

Divorce, like marriage, is generally a creature of state law. However, several federal laws will play a key role in how your divorce plays out, as well as the ultimate terms of your divorce settlement. At Divorce Matters, we stay abreast of changes in state and federal laws that affect our clients, so we are...

What Benefits Do You Lose after Divorce?

Marriage provides many financial benefits. Unfortunately, one side effect of a divorce is losing some of these key supports, which is why it is vital that people considering divorce meet with an attorney. By reviewing your situation, a lawyer at Divorce Matters can help you better understand the financial effects of dissolving your marriage. Have...

How to Remain Objective During Divorce

Divorce is an emotional time. Although some couples are exhausted and welcome the divorce, others feel powerful emotions, including disappointment and anger. It is very easy to lose your objectivity, especially if your spouse has a new boyfriend or girlfriend. As seasoned divorce lawyers in Colorado, we understand the importance of objectivity. When people are...

What is Emergency Child Custody & How Do I Pursue It?

When a child is endangered, Colorado law allows for the court to suspend unsupervised visitation between the child and the parent that is endangering the child. This is an important tool that has helped save the lives of countless children. However, Colorado also penalizes people who make false allegations. If you are concerned that your...

How Does a Raise Affect Child Support?

How does a raise affect child support payments? Either you or your ex got a raise.  Congratulations!  Now you’re wondering how that raise will affect your respective child support obligations. In Colorado, the standard for modifying a child support order is a “substantial and continuing” change in circumstances, which includes a change in income.  Generally,...

Can A Change In Salary Modify Maintenance?

Either you or your former spouse recently had your salary change.  Now, one or both of you wants to modify your maintenance, or alimony, agreement.  What happens next? Is our maintenance agreement modifiable? The first question is whether your maintenance agreement may be modified.  Some divorce decrees or spousal agreements restrict the ability of the...

What Happens to Your Debt When You Get Divorced?

Whether it’s a mortgage, car payment, student loans, or credit cards, almost everyone has some kind of financial debt. When a couple gets divorced, their marital debt, just like their assets, must be divided between the two parties. What is marital debt? When it comes to married couples, there are two categories of debt: marital...

What is Contempt of Court and How Does It Affect Me?

Contempt of court is failure to comply with the authority of the court. There are two categories of contempt: direct and indirect. Direct contempt involves behavior in the courtroom – for instance, refusing to answer a judge’s questions. Indirect contempt involves behavior outside of the courtroom, such as failing to comply with a court order....

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...

Will My Religion Affect My Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is home to people of many different religious faiths. We have countless Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, in addition to people who practice no formal religion. Like other states and the United States as a whole, Colorado does not have an official state religion, so your religion does not dictate your ability...