Fort Collins Family Law Blog

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Can I Quit My Job to Avoid Alimony?

Can I Quit My Job to Avoid Alimony?

Alright, let's talk alimony – that sticky subject that comes up in the midst of divorce talks. In the realm of divorce discussions, alimony often emerges as a complex financial consideration. Have you ever thought about quitting your job to avoid alimony payments? Now, that is playing with legal fire, and the outcome may not end in your favor. It is crucial to grasp the potential legal ramifications associated with such a decision. As your dedicated legal counsel, I aim to provide insights...

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Legal Separation Versus Divorce and their Pros and Cons

Legal Separation Versus Divorce and their Pros and Cons

Navigating Paths: Legal Separation Versus Divorce - A Comprehensive Guide As a seasoned divorce lawyer, I understand that the decision to pursue legal separation versus divorce is deeply personal and complex. In this blog post, we'll delve into the pros and cons of legal separation and divorce, empowering you with the insights needed to make informed choices about your future. Join me on this exploration of the paths available, each with its unique set of advantages and considerations....

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Navigating a High Asset Divorce: Protecting Your Assets

Navigating a High Asset Divorce: Protecting Your Assets

Embarking on a high asset divorce journey requires more than just legal expertise; it demands a strategic financial approach to secure your future. As your dedicated divorce lawyer, my mission is to guide you through the complexities of asset division with confidence and financial empowerment. In this blog post, I'll share valuable insights and best practices to ensure that, even in the face of financial challenges, you emerge from this process resilient and ready for the chapters ahead....

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Property Division in Divorce: Equitable Distributions Explained

Property Division in Divorce: Equitable Distributions Explained

Divorce is a complex and emotionally challenging process, and one of the key aspects to navigate is the division of marital assets and debts. In many jurisdictions, Colorado included, the principle of equitable distribution is employed to ensure a fair and just allocation of property. In this guide, we'll delve into the concept of equitable distribution and how it impacts the division of assets during divorce proceedings. Equitable Distribution: A Fair Approach to Property Division   1. The...

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Should I Talk to A Lawyer Before Telling My Partner I Want a Divorce?

Should I Talk to A Lawyer Before Telling My Partner I Want a Divorce?

Divorce is undoubtedly one of life's most challenging decisions, and the timing of crucial conversations can significantly impact the process. Many individuals grapple with whether to talk to a lawyer before or after broaching the subject with their partner. Each approach has its merits and drawbacks, and there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits and drawbacks of both options, allowing you to make an informed decision tailored to your unique...

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Overcoming Divorce Guilt

Overcoming Divorce Guilt

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing experience for all parties involved. Among the myriad of emotions that divorce can trigger, one of the most profound and complex is divorce guilt. It's a sentiment that can grip either or both spouses, often stemming from a sense of responsibility for the end of the marriage. In this blog post, we'll explore the nature of divorce guilt, its causes, and provide some insights on how to cope with it. Understanding Divorce Guilt Divorce guilt is the...

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When an Absent Parent Comes Back: Emotional and Legal Considerations

When an Absent Parent Comes Back: Emotional and Legal Considerations

Divorce is a life-altering event that often involves complex emotional and legal challenges. For children caught in the midst of a separation, the absence of a parent can be particularly impactful. As a Fort Collins Divorce Lawyer, I've witnessed firsthand the importance of facilitating a healthy reconnection between absent parents and their children. In this article, we'll explore the considerations and steps involved in supporting children through this delicate process. Understanding the...

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Recognizing Domestic Violence Against Men

Recognizing Domestic Violence Against Men

In light of International Men's Day coming up Nov 19, we wanted to highlight a divorce topic specifically relevant to men: Recognizing Domestic Violence Against Men Domestic violence is an alarming issue that transcends gender boundaries, affecting both women and men. As legal professionals, it is essential to recognize and address the often overlooked reality of domestic violence against men. Male victims of domestic abuse encounter unique legal challenges and barriers when seeking protection...

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How Do Political Tensions Affect Divorce?

How Do Political Tensions Affect Divorce?

How Do Political Tensions Affect Divorce? Angie and Paul had slightly differing values when they got married, and because they both agreed on how to navigate some politically charged situations, neither of them thought that their differing opinions would become a huge issue. However, as politics had polarized over the years, Angie escalated into someone that Paul no longer recognized: Angie began refusing to take their kids to doctors appointments, she told their children cruel things - such...

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Divorce Tips: Divorcing While Pregnant

Divorce Tips: Divorcing While Pregnant

Divorcing While Pregnant Emma was thrilled to be pregnant, until she saw her husband's reaction. She had expected him to be happy and excited to explore this new phase of their family adventure, but he was shocked and angry. For the time being, Emma let it slide because she was empathetic to the surprise of the situation - having a baby around would be a new, scary experience even if it was something that they had both talked about wanting. Emma hoped that as time passed, he would warm up to...

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