In November Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing the possession and consumption of limited amounts of marijuana for adults aged 21 or older. Proponents have said that the costs of marijuana prohibition in the state outweighed the benefits but the change in law has left several questions unanswered. For example, how might a parent's legal marijuana use affect child custody proceedings?
In our most recent post we discussed some very basic laws governing divorce and legal separation in Colorado. We talked about how Colorado is a "no fault" state for divorce, meaning that one spouse can seek a divorce if he or she believes the marriage to be "irretrievably broken." This week we'll address some more common questions asked by Coloradoans considering a divorce.
When a marriage is irretrievably broken, one or both parties has the option to seek a divorce. While most couples aren't thinking about that possibility when they tie the knot, it is an option when a union breaks down.
This weekend, there are likely some same-sex couples who are celebrating. Beginning on Wednesday morning, the couples could make their unions official in the eyes of the state government. Civil unions for same-sex as well as heterosexual couples are now legal in the state, and the change didn't go unnoticed -- or uncelebrated -- by hundreds of couples this week.