Colorado Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents

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If you and your partner have children together and are ending your relationship, you might wonder how Colorado handles child custody when you’re not married.

If so, you aren’t alone. Many unwed Colorado couples share children, so your situation is common.

How is Property Divided in a Divorce in Colorado

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If you and your spouse have agreed it’s time to go your separate ways, you may be asking, “How is property divided in a divorce in Colorado?”

It’s difficult to let go of the assets you’ve worked for over the years. However, just because you’re divorcing doesn’t mean that you’ll lose everything.

Colorado Divorce Law

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If your marriage is going through a rough patch and you want to separate from your spouse, divorce isn’t your only option.

You can file for legal separation and live away from your spouse without completely dissolving the marriage.

Understanding Legal Separation in Colorado

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If your marriage is going through a rough patch and you want to separate from your spouse, divorce isn’t your only option.

You can file for legal separation and live away from your spouse without completely dissolving the marriage.

Divorce Mediation vs. Lawyer In Denver Colorado

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If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you might be wondering whether it’s best to go through mediation or let the courts rule on issues such as property division and child custody in a formal legal proceeding.

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How To Prepare for Divorce Mediation

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If you are thinking about getting a divorce, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. During this tumultuous time, it is important to consider all your options.

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved. That is why taking the steps to prepare yourself for divorce will make the process smoother and hopefully less adversarial.

If you are wondering how to prepare for a divorce, we can help. Here are some important steps to take before getting a divorce.

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Is Colorado a No-Fault Divorce State?

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Yes, Colorado is a “no-fault” divorce state. The Court does not assign fault to either spouse during divorce proceedings and does not consider any alleged bad behavior when handling divorce proceedings.

This can help reduce the acrimony that occurs during court proceedings, and it also makes it easier for judges to navigate complex asset division cases.  “Bad behavior” includes affairs and other acts.

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Can Grandparents Get Visitation of Grandchildren After Divorce?

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In some cases, grandparents can get visitation of grandchildren after a divorce in Colorado.

Under state law, the courts can decide if it is in a child’s best interest to have regular visitation with their grandparents. Many factors play into this decision, and these cases are often not easy to win.

The laws that offer the right to request visitation to grandparents only allow it in particular circumstances and they still must prove their case very convincingly.

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Do You Need a Divorce Forensic Accountant?

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Whether you need a forensic accountant for your divorce depends on the circumstances.

A forensic accountant can be a crucial part of your team when you are navigating a high asset or complicated divorce, or if you suspect your spouse is hiding income or assets.

Forensic accountants provide litigation support, expert witness testimony or help in understanding the impact a particular divorce agreement could have on your financial future.

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22 Things To Do Before Filing For Divorce

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Things You Need To Do Before Filing For A Divorce

Divorce rates are currently increasing, and there are many factors that have contributed to this.

Some of the increase is because people marry at a young age. Some issues arise around money, and for some, there are issues of poor mental health and even domestic violence.

Whatever the reason,

the divorce process is known for being long-winded and complicated which is why a divorce lawyer is important to learn the things to do before filing for divorce.

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