Whether couples in Denver enter into their marriage with assets and properties, or they acquire assets and properties throughout the course of a marriage, those resources must be divided in the event of a divorce. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement spelling out how assets should be split a family law judge will divide up the couple’s assets, including bank accounts, retirement accounts and even artwork based on a number of factors, like valuation of the assets and earnings of the individual parties.
Divorce is never easy. By the time a marriage has reached that point, both parties are typically ready to end the whole ordeal as quickly as possible. Sometimes it may not be as easy as signing a paper to finalize the dissolution of a marriage. Particularly when a wealthy or high-profile couple is divorcing, the process can become long and drawn out as both parties fight for what they want and feel they deserve.
In Jefferson County, family law judges regularly establish child support arrangements. These arrangements are meant to ensure both parents are bearing the responsibility of raising a child. While these types of arrangements due not determine the care of the child, they do assist with covering the financial needs of caring for the child.
Readers in Denver may or may not know that the U.S. Supreme Court recently repealed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). With the striking down of this law, marriage in the United States is no longer strictly defined as between a man and a woman. This means that same-sex couples who are legally married in states that recognize gay marriage will now be afforded the same types of benefits as those granted to opposite-sex couples by the federal government.