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Understanding a divorce decree

The end of a marriage in Colorado can be a difficult time for both parties. There are many issues that will be in dispute. When a couple determines that a divorce is the best alternative, it is important to remember that there are many factors that come into play. This goes beyond the disagreements that are common in any divorce proceeding. Legal factors must also be considered. One key legal matter is the divorce decree. A lawyer can help with every aspect of the divorce from the beginning to the end when the decree is given.

Alimony will be impacted by the new tax laws for 2019 and beyond

When Coloradans are at the end of a marriage and planning a divorce, there are a litany of issues they will consider during the process. Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster and sometimes the future can be obscured by the present woes. It remains important, however, to think about how the divorce will impact them financially in myriad ways. That can include tax implications they might otherwise not have considered. One factor that has been discussed in detail recently is the new tax laws created by the Trump Administration and enacted by congress.

How mediation can help with settling visitation schedule disputes

In Colorado when a couple has ended a relationship and they have children, handling various issues such as child support and formulating a visitation schedule can be difficult. Often, they need to go to court to have the decision made for them as they are unable to come to an agreement on their own. However, there are cases where the couple is not far apart on many issues, but cannot reach the finish line with a plan that each side can live with. When the circumstances are right and there is no danger to the parties to negotiate, mediation might be a beneficial strategy to avoid court and come to an amicable resolution.

The right approach when disputes arise in a divorce

For people in Colorado whose marriage has run its course, with a decision that it is preferable to part ways, a best-case scenario is that they will agree on most or all issues related to the marriage, have amicable negotiations for child support, child custody, spousal support and property division, and move on. The reason this is referred to as a "best" case scenario in a mostly negative situation is that it happens so infrequently. Oftentimes, there is contentious disagreement over some or all issues in the marriage. This can include children, property, division of assets, asset distribution and more. Understanding the components of a divorce proceeding can be key for adequate preparation and be beneficial as the case proceeds.

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