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Category Archives: divorce

What Happens After a Marital Settlement Agreement?

What is a Marital Settlement Agreement? A divorce settlement agreement can be referred to by many names, depending on where you live. It is a formal written document which lays out the terms both parties involved have agreed to. It can be called: Divorce Settlement Agreement Separation Agreement or Separation and Property Settlement Agreement Custody,...

What is a Post-Decree Modification?

Divorce is a complicated process that is often fraught with emotions and challenges, and one most people want to get through as quickly – and as unscathed – as possible. For many couples who separate and/ or divorce, once their case has progressed through the court system and the final divorce decree has been issued,...

Attorney Brooke Shafranek Answers Your Questions Regarding COVID-19 and How It Affects Your Divorce

Divorce Matters attorney Brooke Shafranek answers questions submitted from the community. Q. Can I still get a divorce? (0:18) Q. What can I do if I’m experiencing an emergency, such as domestic violence or child abuse? (2:30) Q. Co-parenting, parenting plans, what happens if we need to deviate or me and my ex disagree? (3:04)...

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...

Announcement: Divorce Matters’ Response to Coronavirus

 We are monitoring all coronavirus developments and adjusting our firm’s operations as necessary to protect the health of our clients, employees and the community at large. Effective March 16th we are implementing the following: To continue serving our community, our firm is offering secure telephonic and virtual consultation and meeting options during this time....

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...