Divorce Pre-Planning

29 Dec: When Should A Prenuptial Agreement Be Considered?

A prenuptial agreement should be considered in almost every case. I do prenuptial agreements, and I encourage people to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement. That doesn’t mean that you think that your marriage is going to fail, but it’s important to define your rights and obligations going into a marriage, and a lot of times in the context of a prenuptial agreement, the couple has a dialogue about who is going to pay for…

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09 Aug: What Are My Rights When Going Through A Divorce?

You have a number of different rights under Colorado law. The first right that you have is the right to know the financial situation of your spouse. In some instances parties keep their finances separate, and you have no clue what your husband or wife has in terms of assets, bank accounts, liabilities and similar. First and foremost, your right is a right of full disclosure, and of good faith and fair dealing. That’s Colorado…

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15 Jun: What Are The First Steps I Should Take When Divorce Becomes Inevitable?

The first step that you should take is call my office and make an appointment to come in and see me. All you have to pay is for one hour of my time at $285. I will sit down with you. We will talk about your unique situation. We will talk about child support, if applicable. We will talk about maintenance. We will talk about division of assets. Get some legal advice. There’s no further…

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08 Jun: How Much Does It Cost To Get A Divorce In Colorado?

The cost of getting divorce in Colorado is based upon a number of factors. One factor obviously is the filing fee. You have the cost involved in filing your case with the court. If it’s a co-petitioner filing, in other words, you and your spouse filed together, there would be one filing fee. If you are the petitioner and your spouse is the respondent, there will be a filing fee for filing a response. First off, there is…

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01 Jun: What Is The Process For Filing For A Divorce In Colorado?

There are a number of different steps you have to look at. The first step is whether it’s going to be a petitioner and co-petitioner filing. In other words, are you and your spouse going to file together? If you are, you’re both going to need to sign off on the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. That does save the cost of the filing fee for the respondent. If you’re not going to do a…

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11 May: How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce In Colorado?

There are a number of different factors that relate to how long the process is going to take for you. The first factor is statutory. Under Colorado law, your petition for dissolution of marriage needs to be on file for at least 91 days before the court can act on it. That 91 day period starts upon filing if it’s a petitioner and co petitioner filing, or when the other party, the respondent, waives or…

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21 Apr: What Is The Difference Between Legal Separation And Divorce?

Essentially, there’s very little difference between a legal separation and a divorce. A decree of legal separation can be converted into a decree of dissolution of marriage six months after it’s been issued. You have to go through the same process of doing financial disclosures and exchanging financial documents. You have to go to court to have your agreement approved, or, reduce your agreement to writing. If both parties have an attorney, and there are…