Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that generally does not involve the courts. A form of collaborative law that cuts down on the confrontation and stress, it is known to lessen the impact divorce, custody issues or other family law matters have on the family. It also is less expensive and more private than litigation in court.
Technology enables us to do many things more easily and faster. This includes spying on a spouse. Home security systems and the technology in smart houses make it easy enough to monitor the activities in a home from anywhere online. A husband who bought a car can easily set of the GPS so that he can see where and when the car travels, which does not change when divorce proceedings begin. A wife can simply put an inexpensive GPS tracker in the soon to be ex's car. Simple things like the Find My iPhone app or knowing a spouse's computer passwords can make it all too easy to check on someone.
Divorce doesn’t have to be a fight. This is something we always stress to our clients. There is no divorce that is easy and painless, but there are ways to get one done without going to court or having a long, contentious battle.
Coloradans are a down to earth bunch, but it is not uncommon these days to hear about big-ticket weddings or splashy destination weddings on a beach in Mexico or Hawaii. Another increasingly common sight is an expensive engagement ring. Whether it is celebrities posting on Instagram or professionals with successful careers, a big rock continues to be a popular statement.
Beginning a new relationship after a divorce can be difficult. It can become even more challenging when children are involved and you are faced with a decision of when and how to introduce them to your new love interest.
There has been a lot of discussion of the rise of “grey divorces.” However, while the rates of divorce for 55-and-up couples are at historic highs, something different is happening with the children. Millennials under 45-years-old are divorcing at a much lower rate than baby boomers born before 1965.