Most of the time, a divorce judgment signifies the end of divorce proceedings. However, even though a divorce might be finalized, if one party is less than pleased with the court's decision and order, he or she may appeal. Those in Colorado who have been following the billionaire Harold Hamm's divorce might even already be aware that his ex-wife, Sue Ann Hamm, plans to appeal part of the final judgment.
With rights for gay and lesbian couples at the forefront of civil rights discussions across the United States, same-sex unions have been legalized in many of the fifty states. In Colorado, same-sex civil unions have been legal since 2013, and same-sex marriage was legalized in 2014. While this has presented a previously denied opportunity, many couples -- both same-sex and not -- appear to be abstaining from marriage altogether. When a couple chooses living together over marriage, cohabitation agreements can protect both parties' interests in the event of a divorce..
A divorce is an unsettling time for many couples. The emotional toll can be difficult enough to wade through without the added stress of struggling to manage property division matters. There are some steps that Colorado couples can take that may make the process a little less stressful.
Splitting up the assets from a marriage involves much more than simply deciding if one party should keep the house or if it should be sold. Especially with high-asset divorces in Colorado, complex property division can potentially hinder divorce proceedings. Ken Griffin, the billionaire CEO of Citadel, is currently dealing with property division issues of his own.