Divorce Pre-Planning

14 May: The Cost of Divorce or Child Custody Cases

 “description”: “For more information about working with an estate plan attorney in Denver or other family law matters in Colorado, contact Lewis & Matthews P.C. today. What is the cost to create an estate plan? The cost of creating a state plan is dependent upon the complexity of your estate and your specific needs. We charge on an hourly basis and we will sit down and work with you and so we usually take…

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04 May: What Are Common Mistakes Made During the Divorce Process?

What are common mistakes made during the divorce process? The biggest mistake, quite frankly, that people make is not seeking out legal advice. Maybe you don’t have the money to hire an attorney to represent you through all stages of the process, but you should definitely do at least one consultation with an attorney to discuss your rights and liabilities moving forward. Please come in and see me. I can do a consultation with you…

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02 Mar: Will I Lose My Retirement or 401K During A Divorce?

This depends on the assets that are available in the case. It also depends on whether or not you had that retirement account prior to the marriage. If you owned that retirement account prior to the marriage, the balance in that account as of the date of the marriage is your separate property and is not subject to division. Where people run into difficulties is they have a really hard time proving what the balance…

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23 Feb: How Are Assets Divided In A Divorce?

Either you and the other party, or the Judge. You do have control over this process. I would encourage you to enter mediation with a strong mediator. Think about the way that you can divide up your assets that is mutually agreeable between the parties. It would necessarily be a compromise, but that is better than having a Judge decide your fate. If you’re not able to agree regarding how assets are going to be…