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.
In Colorado, a marriage is defined as a contract between a man, a woman and the state. The only way to end a marriage is through the court through an official divorce. If you've heard the term "dissolution" when referring to the end of the marriage, that's because Colorado uses that term in place of divorce. It means the same thing. If you're getting a divorce, you need to be aware that alimony still exists, but it's called spousal maintenance instead.
No one wants to think about the possibility of going through the divorce process. Unfortunately, some couples find themselves in this position. It can be very draining, emotionally and financially. Child custody and visitation, property division and alimony may all play role in a divorce, making even a couple on relatively friendly terms become bitter enemies.
Gwyneth Paltrow recently stated that she and her husband Chris Martin were going through a "conscious uncoupling." For those not familiar with this latest divorce buzzword, the couple is getting divorced. But, what exactly is "conscious uncoupling" and is it something you can use in your divorce?
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.
It probably seems as though almost everyone you know is active on at least one social media platform. Many people post on three or four social media networks. However, for those going through a divorce, social media can really have a negative effect on one or both of the participants in the proceedings.
Many of our Colorado readers have probably heard that there is a greater chance of divorce for those couples who choose to live together before marriage. However, according to a new study, that line of thinking may not be correct.
For almost everyone, a divorce is a complete upheaval in life. Everything is turned upside down, from where you may live, to that which your paycheck goes towards. Emotions are raw right after a divorce, and even in no-fault divorces, there is still a need to blame someone -- even if that someone is yourself.
So, a prenuptial agreement may not be the most romantic topic to discuss before a wedding, but it could turn out to be one of the most important before a divorce. Many engaged Colorado couples are hesitant to bring up the subject of a prenuptial agreement simply because it might imply that a marriage is "doomed" or that there are already trust issues.