How to avoid a divorce process that lasts for years

How to avoid a divorce process that lasts for years

Divorce is never instantaneous. Even if you and your spouse have agreed on every detail before filing, Colorado law imposes a 91-day waiting period before the judge can finalize your divorce. No matter what, it will be at least three months before your marriage is officially dissolved. Of course, few divorce cases wrap up even that quickly, especially when there are many valuable assets to divide. Still, few divorces last as long as the one between actor and politician Arnold…

3 common mistakes in divorce proceedings 

The divorce procedure can often be trying for all parties involved. Frequently, issues such as child custody, property division and business ownership may be highly contentious.  Occasionally, the pressure of divorce proceedings may lead to some big mistakes. Outlined below are three common mistakes to look out for in divorce proceedings.  Attempting to hide assets or earnings Frequently, a spouse may be under the impression that hiding assets or earnings may be of financial benefit. However, Colorado marital property laws…

3 financial issues that can dominate gray divorces

Financial disagreements are often an issue in divorces. The more property a couple shares and the longer they stayed married, the harder handling those financial issues can become. Gray divorces involve those near retirement age or those who have remained married for many years deciding to go their separate ways. People divorcing later in life and after decades of marriage will have specific financial issues, including the three below, that will likely dominate their divorce proceedings or settlement negotiations. How…

What should you know about retirement after a gray divorce?

A gray divorce might be in your best interests if you and your spouse don’t get along or no longer want to be together, but a later-in-life divorce could hurt your retirement plans. Why are your plans in trouble? The reality is that you are going to be less likely to recover economically because you have fewer years of work-life left after a gray divorce. If you divorce at 60, you may only have six or seven years of work…

Can you move out of Colorado with the kids after your divorce?

It often takes quite some time to rebuild your life after a divorce. You no longer have a spouse to rely on for household needs and financial support, and you may find yourself trying to stay away from places and experiences that remind you of your marriage. Whether you have family in Idaho or a job offer in Texas, you may decide that leaving Colorado is the best way to move on with your life. However, if you share parental…