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Don't get blindsided by these common divorce expenses

When a Colorado spouse is considering ending his or her marriage, financial matters are often a top priority. The financial landscape for both spouses will invariably change once a divorce is made final. Being able to correctly anticipate and plan for those changes is the key to achieving financial stability in the months and years to follow.

Research shows divorce has never been more morally acceptable

The way that society views broken marriage has changed over the years. It wasn't that many decades ago when a divorce meant almost certain social scrutiny, and in some cases, difficulty moving on with a healthy social life. Things have slowly changed, and people have come to terms with divorce as a tool for people to move beyond a failed marriage and toward new endeavors. According to recent research, divorce has never been more socially acceptable than it is today, which may come as a relief to Colorado spouses who are considering ending their own union.

How to divide a health savings account during a divorce

Property division is a primary focus for most divorcing spouses in Colorado, and for good reason. The outcome of the division of marital wealth will shape the financial lives of both parties for many years to come. That is why it is so important to account for all asset types during the early stages of a divorce. Failing to recognize or account for assets could mean that the value of those assets is lost. A prime example lies in health savings accounts, (HSAs) which are very often left out of the property division discussion.

Making sure that divorce is the best path forward

Very few people expect to receive marital advice from a legal professional whose line of business is processing the end of marriages. In reality, however, very few divorce attorneys relish the thought of ending a marriage that could possibly be saved. Most approach their role as facilitating a fair and favorable divorce for couples who have exhausted all efforts to remain happily married. To that end, the following advice is offered in the hopes of giving Colorado spouses the tools needed to determine if divorce is truly the best course of action.

Is the Trump administration responsible for increased divorce?

Even in a healthy marriage, Colorado spouses will often fail to see eye to eye on certain matters. Being in complete agreement on every issue is not a requirement for a long and happy union. When spouses stand in firm opposition on certain topics, however, the marriage can become highly contentious under certain circumstances. According to some researchers, the Trump administration has provided the conditions under which some couples will move toward divorce.

Do mandatory waiting periods reduce rates of divorce?

For many Colorado residents, the realization that their marriage was heading toward a conclusion was readily apparent for some time prior to the paperwork actually being filed. Few people throw in the towel on a marriage without a significant amount of deliberation, as well as plenty of work to make the relationship better. In some states, however, mandatory waiting periods prevent spouses from obtaining a divorce in a timely manner, despite the amount of time they have already put into trying to save their union.

Understanding how debt can impact a military divorce

The division of marital assets is a primary focus for most divorcing spouses, in Colorado and across the nation. Property division can be complicated, especially for military families in which there are complex retirement and other benefits to consider. One of the biggest mistakes that spouses can make, however, is to fail to consider the role that debt plays in a divorce. Debt must be divided much the same as assets, and the effects of that division can have a lasting impact.

Child Support Termination

In Colorado, a divorce decree with children or paternity judgment may include a Child Support Order ("CSO") that will direct one parent to pay a sum of money to the other parent. The CSO will state when, how often, and how much a parent is required to pay. This blog will discuss the ways in which a CSO can terminate with and without a Court Order and potential roadblocks with the process.

When is the best time for parents to file for divorce?

For those in Colorado who are preparing to bring their marriage to a close, the timing of that action can be critical. This is especially true for parents, as the impact that a divorce will have on their children is often a chief concern. There are a number of ways to approach the timing issue, and no one-size-fits-all solution. The following approaches offer two different methods that parents might want to consider.

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