Fort Collins Family Law Blog

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What is Suddenly Divorced Syndrome?

What is Suddenly Divorced Syndrome?

Seemingly out of nowhere, Jaime handed him divorce papers, and Taylor felt entirely blindsided. Taylor thought things were going well - they were faithful to one another, they weren't behind on bills, and the kids were doing great in school. What could have possibly gone so wrong to cause Jaime to leave him? Taylor is experiencing a phenomenon called "Suddenly Divorced Syndrome."   What is Suddenly Divorced Syndrome? "Suddenly Divorced Syndrome" (or SDS) is a term used to describe the...

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Common Financial Mistakes During Divorce

Common Financial Mistakes During Divorce

Financial changes are one of the most complicated and misunderstood parts of navigating a divorce. At Alexander & Associates, we understand the importance of addressing financial matters with care and precision during divorce proceedings. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most common financial mistakes during divorce and offer insights on how to avoid them, ensuring a smoother transition to your post-divorce financial future. Neglecting to Gather Financial Documents:One of the...

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What is Alimony (Spousal Support) In Divorce and How it Works

What is Alimony (Spousal Support) In Divorce and How it Works

What is Alimony and Spousal Support? As couples untangle their lives, the question of financial support often arises, and alimony steps into the spotlight.  But what is alimony?   Often referred to as spousal support or maintenance, alimony is a legal obligation where one spouse provides financial assistance to the other after divorce. It is designed to address disparities in income and standard of living, offering economic stability during the transition from married life to single-hood. In...

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What Are Grandparents’ Rights During A Divorce

What Are Grandparents’ Rights During A Divorce

Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process that often involves various legal considerations, including the rights of grandparents. At Alexander & Associates, we understand the importance of maintaining strong family bonds, even in the face of marital dissolution. In this blog post, we will explore the intricacies of grandparents' rights in divorce cases and how our experienced divorce lawyers can help you navigate these challenging circumstances. Understanding Grandparents'...

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Coordinating Child Custody Across State Lines: The UCCJEA Explained

Coordinating Child Custody Across State Lines: The UCCJEA Explained

Navigating child custody matters can be complex, and when parents live in different states, the challenges can multiply. To address these issues, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) plays a crucial role in determining jurisdiction and facilitating the enforcement of custody across state lines. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of the UCCJEA and how Family Lawyer Alexander & Associates can assist families in coordinating child custody matters...

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The History of Common Law Marriage and It’s Impact on Divorce

The History of Common Law Marriage and It’s Impact on Divorce

 Navigating the intricate world of marriage and divorce often involves understanding legal concepts that have evolved over centuries. In the realm of family law, the concept of common law marriage has played a significant role, shaping the way relationships are recognized and dissolved. In this blog post, Alexander & Associates, your trusted divorce lawyers, unravel the history of common law marriage – defining it, exploring its historical roots, identifying states where it still exists,...

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How Overturning No Fault Divorce Could Impact Intra-State Custody

How Overturning No Fault Divorce Could Impact Intra-State Custody

In a previous blog post, we explored the concept of no-fault divorce and its positive impact on society 20% reduction in suicide rates amongst women 30% reduction in domestic violence for both men and women 10% reduction in spousal murder rates where women were the victims Divorce became faster, more affordable and less stressful   No-fault divorce allows Americans to end loveless marriages without resorting to accusations of criminal behavior against each other. Despite criticisms, no-fault...

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Divorcing with Special Needs Children

Divorcing with Special Needs Children

Navigating Divorce with Special Needs Children: Legal Insights and Supportive Resources Divorcing when children are involved is always a delicate process, but when special needs children are in the picture, it brings a unique set of challenges and considerations. As a compassionate divorce lawyer experienced in handling cases involving special needs children, I understand the intricacies involved. In this blog post, I aim to shed light on the legal obligations, specialized child care...

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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. At Alexander & Associates, we aim to provide insights into...

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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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