You have been in your marriage for a while. As most marriages do, yours started out filled with hopes and dreams for the future. You gladly stayed home to raise your children while your spouse went to work, and you managed the household and did your best to keep your family together. Unfortunately, things in your relationship have been bad for a while and now you are ready to move on rather than keep fighting. But how will you support yourself?
During a divorce in Denver, you may be struggling to see the light at the end of this situation. Divorces can be very trying on anyone's patience, but the difficulties surrounding them just become more intricate and extreme when children are involved.
An interesting point to know is that the Colorado divorce statute only allows a court to provide alimony in the case that one spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for reasonable needs or has custody of small children, making it impossible to get employment outside of the home.
For couples in Colorado and around the country, a divorce can be a devastating experience. Emotions can run the gamut from anger to sadness to relief. Most people likely just want the process over with so that they can begin to move on with their lives.
During and after divorce, it is important to be alert to the risk that your ex could be using technology to invade your privacy. Not only is spying creepy and potentially illegal, but depending on the circumstances it could may affect the outcome of divorce-related issues such as child custody, property division or spousal support. In some situations, it can even be dangerous.
While many aspects of a celebrity's life are played out in the media, there are likely many areas that he or she would like to keep out of the spotlight. It must be difficult to fully concentrate on divorce proceedings when everyone seems to weigh in with their opinions. Some high-profile divorces are very messy, while other celebrities try to keep the media at bay by releasing almost matching press releases about how amicable the divorce will be.
Those who have not experienced a divorce may think that once the divorce papers are signed, the hardest part is over. For some couples in Colorado and across the nation, that might be true. For others, though, the divorce decree could be the beginning of more legal battles. For those who pay alimony to an ex-spouse, realizing that he or she is cohabitating with another person can be difficult on many levels.
For those thinking about divorce - especially if it is their first divorce - there are probably many questions running through your mind. You may wonder where to find the answers you need. An experienced family law attorney can provide those answers, as well as advice about options you may not have been aware were available.
Sweeping alimony changes are taking place in Denver, Colorado, and around the country. Many states are still in the debate stage, but in May of this year, Colorado's governor signed a new spousal maintenance bill that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The hope is that alimony will be fairer than it is now and that it will standardize spousal support - similar to the way child support is set up.
How many couples do you know have divorced recently? According to a recent study by Brown University, you may have a higher risk of divorce if one of your close relatives or a friend divorces. The study is the accumulation of data over 30 years from residents in Framingham, Massachusetts; however, couples in Colorado and around the country will find the following interesting.