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Men and financial obligation in Colorado divorce

Sometimes options such as counseling no longer work, and it seems as if no other option but divorce is left. Most Colorado couples know that divorce can be a scary concept. There is no magic handbook to help guide anyone though this emotional time. Men are generally not equipped to deal with their feelings as women are.

During a divorce, the wives are almost always looked at as the victims while the husbands are usually looked at as the aggressors. This is not always the case. The same can be said in the reverse. No matter who was said to be at fault or who was going to get what after the divorce, most couples forget that they have a financial responsibility to their spouse after the marriage ends. Husbands feel the burden of the family being torn apart just as much as his wife.

Whether it is regarding property division or child custody, most everyone picks a side on which to make their stand. While some women are usually celebrated as being strong enough to leave their husbands after abuse or a husband can no longer cope with his wife cheating, the husband is almost always financially responsible for the outcome. Men are rarely ever enlightened to what tools they must possess, not only to survive the divorce, but to ensure his family's finical needs are being met. This is where making a financial list of what needs to be paid out and planning ahead can help.

When it comes to figuring out the ultimate financial costs associated with divorce, the first step may be to find out how much the divorce will cost. Researching as much as possible about each party's rights and responsibilities may also be in order. Colorado law has guidelines regarding how property can be divided and alimony and child support are to be calculated. These issues can be complex and confusing without expert guidance and assistance.

Source: Forbes, What Every Man Needs To Know About The Financial Side Of Divorce, Hayley Krischer, Sept. 27, 2013

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