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Professor caught trying to hide retirement funds

Both parties in a divorce are obligated to provide a list of their assets and debts so that marital property can be determined and subsequently divided. Ideally, this is done in an amicable manner where the couple is comfortable with the tally and how it is to be equitably divided. But unfortunately, some spouses engage in attempting to hide or falsify assets.  Hiding or failing to fully disclose assets in a Colorado divorce matter can lead to a case being reopened for up to five years after a decree enters.  There is also exposure to paying the legal fees and costs of the wronged party.

Visitation interference and enforcement

Determining Parenting Time and Decision-Making for minor children are some of the most challenging issues that a couple will face during the divorce process. Unfortunately, even when these issues are resolved in an agreement, they can  become problematic if one parent does not follow the terms of the parenting plan, which encompasses a parenting time schedule and allocation of decision making for major decisions affecting the children.

Tackling the stigma of mental health in divorce

It is no secret that mental health plays a huge role in many divorces. Whether one or both people in the relationship suffers from mental health issues, when mental illness is not effectively addressed the end result can be the end of the relationship. Even when a couple understands that mental illness exists on some level, it can be challenging to get the help needed to cope with the illness and persevere together. 

What happens if we need to modify spousal support?

As part of your divorce, you may have reached an agreement on financial support or had a judge issue an order on the matter. However, your circumstances or your ex’s circumstances may warrant a change in the final decree regarding spousal support. There are a variety of valid reasons for an ex spouse to request a change in payment. These include loss of job or change in income, the children grow and their needs change, or perhaps one side remarries.

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