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Category Archives: divorce

When Should I Move Out of the House?

When couples decide to divorce, they often can’t stand to be in the same room together. This means one of them ultimately must move out of the house before the divorce in Colorado. There are many considerations that go into deciding when and whether to move, and we encourage people to meet with a lawyer...

What Happens if Divorce Goes to Trial in Colorado?

Many divorces can be resolved amicably, which speeds along the process and is usually less expensive for all involved. However, sometimes divorcing couples cannot agree on certain key terms of their divorce, such as custody or alimony. In these situations, going to trial might be unavoidable. Below, our Colorado divorce lawyers sketch out what happens...

Can My Spouse File Divorce in a Different State after Moving?

You might think that a couple must divorce in the state they got married in, but the law says otherwise. Instead, each state sets certain residency requirements that must be met before the courts in their state will assume jurisdiction over a case. If a person meets the requirements, then the court can hear the...

Appealing a Judge’s Decision Regarding Your Colorado Divorce

Judges sometimes make mistakes, and when they do, there is a process for getting the error corrected. This process is called bringing an appeal. You file an appeal by asking a higher court to review the decision below and decide whether to overturn the trial court’s decision. Bringing an appeal doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes...

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 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 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...