It can be easy to view divorce as a black and white subject where couples are either married or divorced, old or young, happy or not. Often, the reality of divorce is that it resides somewhere in a more gray area, where each couple in Colorado will likely face unique issues or driving factors when deciding if filing for divorce is the best option. As such, recently released statistics may surprise those who previously viewed divorce in such stark terms.
When it comes to making big, life-altering choices, most people in Colorado would likely agree that they prefer to be involved in the process. But when it comes to divorce, there are many instances of couples asking a judge to make significant decisions on their behalf. While this can be an appropriate course of action for some couples, others can likely settle on more preferable terms for child custody and/or a divorce settlement on their own terms.
Disputes over a spouse's income are not necessarily uncommon during divorce, particularly if one party greatly out earns the other. Income can affect an array of things in a Colorado divorce, including alimony and child support payments. In the ongoing, high-profile divorce of Ken Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, income has become a hotly debated issue.
Popular comedian and former host of "The View" Rosie O'Donnell left the show following announcements that she and her wife had decided to call it quits. Although this is the second divorce for O'Donnell, she reported that she felt quitting the show due to her most recent split was necessary to allow her to focus more on her family. As many other same-sex couples in Colorado do, O'Donnell and her wife had a prenuptial agreement.
Many divorces in Colorado are settled without a hitch, but in some instances, there may be a significant disagreement about how assets should be divvied up. Although these disagreements are typically addressed before a divorce is concluded, it is possible for one party to uncover information that might lead them to believe that a settlement was not as fair as it initially appeared. The ex-wife of former MLB Dodgers baseball team owner recently took her ex back to court over what she said was a gross under exaggeration of the team's value.