When a Colorado couple in their 20s or 30s decides to divorce, the process is often fairly simple. Child custody matters are often the central focus. In many cases, the family has not had time to amass significant assets, so the property division portion of the divorce is not overly complicated. For those in their 50s or older, however, divorce can lead to the need for significant alteration of their retirement plans.
When it comes to the property division portion of a Colorado divorce, many spouses hold false impressions about which assets will be subject to division. In fact, many spouses postpone filing for divorce based on these misperceptions, largely due to the misguided belief that they will fare poorly in the property division process. This is a topic that deserves careful attention, because the results of the division of marital property will have a great deal of influence on the financial standing of both parties in the months and years following a divorce.
When Colorado couples divorce, there are a variety of issues which need to be settled in order for divorcees to continue on with their separate lives. However, when children are involved, this may not be such an easy task. More than likely, the divorced parents will be connected until their children are at least adult age. There are a variety of ways in which a judge can resolve child custody issues during a divorce.
When an adult child is going through a divorce, it can be difficult for his or her parents to know how to approach the matter. Children need the love and support of their parents, even when they are grown and have families of their own. This is a time full of heavy emotions, and the manner in which parents offer their advice and support during a Colorado divorce and child custody dispute can have a serious impact on their relationship with both their child and their grandparents in the months and years to come.
Colorado residents have more than likely heard of the changing gay and lesbian marriage laws. Although the state does not recognize gay or lesbian marriage, they do in fact recognize a domestic partnership. A recent article pointed out that while some people are happy to feel they have the same rights as other married couples, divorce or dissolution of the domestic partnership as it is referred to is now a reality.