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How Equitable Distribution Affects High Asset-Divorce

Since Colorado is an equitable distribution state, it's best to retain an attorney who regularly practices in the arena of high-asset divorce. The Law Offices of Rodger C. Daley has been representing those who have high-dollar assets since 1991. These assets might include a mansion or several homes, high-end vehicles, retirement accounts, stocks, bonds and more.

Get the questions you have about divorce answered

In our previous post, we discussed some of the things that divorce can and can't do for you. If you are still on the fence about whether you need to divorce your spouse or not, you might have some questions on your mind that will help you make your decision. We can help you to get the answers that you are seeking.

We know that making the choice to end your marriage isn't something that is easy. There is probably a list of events that is contributing to the thought of a divorce. While we don't have to get into all of the reasons with you, there are some aspects that we might be able to help you work through.

Divorces can do a lot of things, but not other things

The end of your marriage isn't a pleasant thing to think about. If you are thinking that divorce might be the best thing for your life right now, you should make sure that you fully understand what a divorce will do because it does more than just ends the marriage.

When you get divorced, you are legally ending the marriage. This means that you won't have any legal ties to your ex other than those that are spelled out in the divorce decree. This can include spousal support, child custody and similar points that might last a long time.

Child custody cases are sometimes challenging

Absent parents were our topic last week. This is something that many parents have to deal with. Trying to help their child cope with the absent parent can be challenging. But, there is something even more challenging -- helping the child to cope with the situation if the other parent comes back into the picture.

We know that you don't want your children having to deal with the limbo and uncertainty that comes with having a parent in and out of their life. As difficult as it is, you will still have to abide by the most current version of the child custody order. That is true even if it means having to tell your child to go with a parent who hasn't been around for months.

Absent parents can be challenging for children to understand

Child custody issues are some that are hard for children to deal with. For a child who has lived with both parents for all of his or her life, suddenly not having both parents around can be bad. Some parents have to deal with another element that happens after the divorce -- the child's other parent disappears completely.

That's the thing about child custody orders. The judge can order visitation for the non-custodial parent, but the judge likely can't or won't force that parent to actually go to the child when he or she is supposed to. This is difficult for children, especially young children, to understand.

4 Lawyer Strategies Toward Reaping The Best Return During High Asset Divorce Negotiations

Listed among the ten most expensive divorces of 2015, comes the separation of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. This divorce exemplifies the struggles that can take place when a marriage that did not include a prenuptial agreement butts head with a divorce that includes a combined spousal net worth of $145 million.

Celebrity Divorce Exemplifies Attorney Strategy In High Asset Divorce

Along with the fresh ache of a new separation and in-depth meetings with high-level attorneys, such high asset split-ups involve long-term negotiating for ownership of expensive automobiles, lavish mansions, and various investment options. Who comes out best in this settlement between Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck is yet to be fully determined. May the lawyers help them find a fair and just resolution.

How Your Vacation Home Can Further Complicate Your High-Asset Divorce

When times were still good, you and your spouse were probably overjoyed to purchase that vacation home in the mountains of Colorado or that oceanfront property in California. But unhappily, your marriage is on the rocks. You are contemplating divorce, and that vacation property is a high-value asset that will soon be causing headaches instead of smiles and holiday memories.

Equitable Distribution and Your Vacation Property

Colorado is an equitable distribution state. This means your marital property will be distributed as "fairly" as possible. This does not equate to 50/50 distribution. Instead, many factors come into play to determine what is fair, also termed "just and equitable". Essentially, it means ownership of that vacation home is likely up in the air if a court is made to decide.

Adoptions are beautiful events that change many lives

Our previous blog post was dedicated to stepparent adoptions. Those are one very special type of adoption that can occur, but it isn't the only type. Many adoptions that occur are those of adults who want to raise a child but are unable to have one of their own or who want to add more children to their present family. We can help people who are venturing into adoptions of any sort so they can protect themselves while they embark upon this beautiful journey.

When you are considering an adoption that isn't a stepparent adoption, you will have to determine what type of adoption you are comfortable with. Understanding the various types of adoptions that are possible and how each one will affect the future is crucial at this point. We are here to give you the information you need so you can evaluate each type of adoption.

Stepparent adoptions serve an important purpose

A stepparent plays an important role in a child's life, especially when the stepparent is with the child for the majority of the time. When the only biological parent who is in the child's life is the one who is married to the stepparent, there is a chance that the child relies heavily on the stepparent for support, love, and raising. Some stepparents want to take steps to make the relationship between them and their stepchildren more official.

Stepparent adoption is something that is possible for many families. Making the decision to adopt their stepchildren is a big step for the stepparent. It means that the stepparent is legally acknowledging his or her desire to take care of the child financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Protect your right to spend time with your child

The time you spend with your child is precious time during which you can make memories. If you and your child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer, you might be worried about how you are ever going to be able to spend enough time with your child. The answer to that conundrum is that you can seek a court order for child custody and visitation.

We know that having to get a court order to see your child on a regular basis might seem like a horrible event. You should realize that even if you and your child's other parent are on good terms, things can turn sour quickly. A court order for child custody and visitation can provide you and your child with the protection that is necessary to ensure you can see each other.

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