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How Does Debt Get Divided In A Divorce?

As part of the divorce process, one of the main issues will be how to divide your assets. Dividing your property also includes dividing your liabilities and your debt. This may include credit card debt, a mortgage or equity line of credit, medical expenses and student loans. Sometimes the debt is in one spouse's name but not the other and often both names are on the account.

Collaborative Professional: Preparing For Your First Meeting

At Littman Family Law, we are big advocates of using Collaborative Law for divorce in order to resolve differences and keep families moving forward. Collaborative Law is a process which involves an agreement to use Collaborative Law professionals - including attorneys, financial professionals and therapists - and keep the divorce out of court. 

Relocation And Modification Of Parenting Time In Colorado

What happens when you have a parenting time order but you want or need to move or the other parent wants or needs to move out of state? Absent a court order or an agreement of the parents, a parent cannot move a child out of state. The parent themselves can move, but they cannot remove the child.

Depression And The Link To Divorce

It should come as no surprise that mental health issues play a large role in many divorces and relationship break-ups. One or both parties may experience mental health issues throughout the relationship and this experience may have a negative impact on the marriage.

How To Handle Halloween After A Split

As far as holidays go, Halloween isn't usually considered a major one. In parenting plans or parenting schedules, Halloween may not get much attention. However, when you have young children, the issue of Halloween may be worth thinking about in your parenting plan.

The Importance Of Co-Parenting Classes

When you file for divorce or a determination of parental responsibilities in Colorado, virtually every court will require you to attend a co-parenting course offered in your area. Even if you are not required to attend a co-parenting course, we always recommend this type of course to help prepare you for life as a separated family. The courses do not necessarily need to be attended with the other parent. 

How Does Property Get Divided In Colorado?

In Colorado, property is divided and awarded to each spouse in a manner the court "deems just after considering all relevant factors." CO Rev Stat § 14-10-113 (2016). The factors are interpreted based on the unique circumstances of each case. While the courts tend to favor an equal distribution of property, the law does not require a strict 50-50 division but rather an "equitable" or "fair" distribution.

Morality Of Divorce: Societal Shift Toward Greater Acceptance

A recent Gallup poll addressing the morality of divorce outlines a continuing shift in societal attitudes toward divorce. The results show that, in the view of 73% of Americans, divorce is morally acceptable. This is an all time high. The number has risen 14 percentage points from 2001.

Creating New Traditions: Holidays And Co-Parenting

When you are in the middle of a parenting time dispute, one of the main issues may be the holiday time and how to share it. Before the divorce was pending, you were able to spend every holiday with your children. Now, you are asked to compromise and divide holiday time so the children can spend time with the other parent. Deciding on a holiday parenting plan is just part of learning how to share your parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities. Except in very unusual circumstances, courts are going to find ways to allow each parent roughly one half of the holiday parenting time.

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