Colorado readers may be shocked to learn that a law on the books in another state requires victims of domestic violence to pay legal fees for their abusive spouse if the abuser is in prison. Making matters even worse, the legal fees in question aren't for criminal defense, but for divorce. That can make it hard for an abused spouse to find the strength and means to leave a dangerous marriage.
It's no secret that divorcing spouses will often go to great lengths to get the upper hand in the process of ending their marriage. In the digital age, there are a multitude of gadgets and devices that can assist spouses who are trying to track the comings and goings of their partner. Understanding the legality of this approach is important and can help Colorado spouses avoid an unfavorable outcome in divorce court.
Very few Colorado residents are unaware that a new tax bill recently passed and was signed into law. The bill contains numerous changes to the current tax code -- one of which is of great interest to couples planning a divorce. Spouses tasked with paying alimony will soon lose the chance to claim those payments as a tax deduction.
Many Colorado spouses show the very worst sides of their personality when faced with the end of a marriage. In some cases, however, a spouse is truly aberrant in a clinical manner. Living with a narcissist is difficult; going through a divorce with one is downright unbearable. Here are some tips for moving through a divorce with a manipulative and deeply self-centered spouse.
Statistics show that more and more older Americans are choosing to walk away from untenable marriages. Even so, many other spouses remain in unhappy marriages for many years due to simple fear of the unknown. Understanding how divorce will impact one's financial future is an important consideration for Colorado spouses nearing or beyond retirement age.
Deciding what to do with the family home is a top priority for many Colorado couples who are ending their marriage. For most, their house is their most valuable asset, and not something to be taken lightly. Determining how to handle the division of this important asset can be a challenging part of the greater divorce process.
According to research, certain occupations have a higher rate of marital success than others. A statistician recently compiled data from the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau's community survey and found that where spouses earn a paycheck could have a direct effect on their chances of filing for divorce. That may come as a surprise to many Colorado residents.
In many marriages, one spouse handles the majority of the financial aspects while the other spouse takes care of other responsibilities. This concept can work great as long as the marriage is on stable ground. However, if the Colorado couple decides to divorce, it is important for both parties to be aware of their various assets, liabilities and other financial concerns.
Ending a marriage requires a great deal of planning and a thorough exchange of information between parties and legal professionals. That process can seem tedious at times, especially for couples in Colorado who have a diverse mix of assets at the time of their divorce. Unfortunately, there are cases in which one spouse has inappropriately transferred or otherwise disposed of funds that should have been held in the marital assets "pot."
For most Colorado couples, entering into marriage is an expression of commitment, one that is taken very seriously. However, there are circumstances under which marriages are brought to a close in a very short duration of time. In such cases, an annulment can be a powerful tool. Understanding the differences between an annulment and a divorce can help spouses make the right decision for their particular set of needs.