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What Do I Get and Who’s Paying for It? Division of Property and Debts in a Colorado Dissolution of Marriage

Thankfully Colorado is a little more protective than some states when it comes to property and debts when you go through a divorce. Unlike some states, Colorado is a marital property state, not a communal property state. That means what you accrue or become indebted to during the marriage is only what has to be …

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“I Miss My Grandkids!” – Grandparent Visitation Rights in Colorado

Colorado believes the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child” has some merit, especially when it comes to grandparents. Too often and in too many states grandparents are up a creek when it comes to being able to guarantee they can see their grandchildren when their sons or daughters get divorced. Colorado …

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What Colorado’s Law on Parenting Time Provides You as a Divorced Parent

Colorado is really progressive when it comes to taking a hard look at children’s development and needs, especially when innocent bystanders to adults breaking up. Colorado believes strongly that children too often become disassociated from one parent or the other for various reasons, and that none of those reasons usually are good ones. That is …

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Colorado has strong feelings about Allocation of Parental Responsibilities for Minors in Separation and Divorce

Colorado looks at child custody differently, and far more reaching, than a lot of people realize. First, Colorado no longer uses the term “child custody” as the State thinks who has possession, a rather degrading term like the kids are property, does not fit the encompassing nature of taking care of children that are caught …

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Why a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is important to get in Colorado

Colorado is a “no fault” divorce state, unlike somewhere you must have stated reasons why the marriage needs to end. In Colorado the official term is “irretrievably broken”. Colorado does not require you to call out the other party, but it does require quite a lot of paperwork and proof including your residency, has the …

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Can I get support from my ex in Colorado? Maybe – and probably not forever.

Like many other things with different names, alimony is called “spousal maintenance” in Colorado. True alimony for a lifetime has to be agreed upon by both parties and is usually reserved for taking care of a spouse with little to no prospect of employment, due to things like ill health or advanced age. Even though …

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