The decision to end a marriage is one that most people don't take lightly, especially when there are kids involved. For an individual who has made the step to go through a divorce, changes are going to come. Some of these, such as having to set a new budget and deciding where to live, are commonly considered. There are others that people might not think about right away.
When people get married, the goal is generally to stay together. They hope that they will remain in a relationship for the rest of their lives. Even through tough times, many people do make that happen.
For many couples in Colorado, the family home is their largest asset. Because of this, questions about how this asset will be divided during a divorce is one of their biggest concerns. This is especially true when only one spouse is listed on the mortgage and/or the title. As such, many going through a divorce in which their name is excluded from the mortgage of the family home or excluded from the title want an attorney to help them understand exactly to what they are entitled.
Pursuant to the Colorado Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act, the courts are required to divide all marital property equitably. Many people mistakenly believe this requires the courts to divide property equally. In fact, an equitable division of property does not mean equal.
Pet owners know that their four-legged friends are so much more than just animals -- they are members of the family. Unfortunately, Colorado law does not see it that way. Pets are treated as just another piece of property when it comes to legal matters. This can spell trouble for pet parents who are going through a divorce, as they may be faced with the possibility of losing contact with their beloved animal altogether.
A stay-at-home spouse often has complete dependence upon their partner for financial support. When the source of income is a family business, both spouses may play roles in the company, but only one might have a working knowledge of what's going on with the finances. This can work well as long as the marriage is on a good foundation, but it can pose a problem if things shift and the marriage becomes rocky.
The decision to file for a divorce is likely to be an emotional one rather than a financial one. Therefore, even if you are not sure that you can afford to go through a divorce or if you are uncertain about how it will affect you financially, you may decide to file anyway. Alternatively, you may have decided to file for a divorce before losing your job and entering a tough financial situation.
The home is often the center of family life. It is often where holidays are celebrated, the kids learn to ride their bikes and memories are made. It also represents a significant financial investment for a Colorado couple. As a result, when couples decide to divorce, what to do about the home often becomes a complicated issue.
You've always been close with your spouse, so when you found out that they had been sleeping with someone else, you were furious. It was like your friendship and marriage were shattered at the same time.