If you are in business with your spouse, you have likely dealt with your share of disputes. Even if you drafted a careful business plan, you may have come across issues about which your opposing views could find no common ground. Still, you managed to make a successful go of it, and your company may have grown to provide your family with comfort and stability.
It can be tempting to view the process of property division during a divorce as a way to exact some sweet revenge. Fighting for items that may have sentimental value to your spouse may feel good. To have the chance to deprive your spouse of something special may feel justified, particularly if your spouse is the reason for the divorce.
When you and your spouse started your business together, you may never have imagined that a divorce would be the factor threatening the end of your business. If you are divorcing, your business partnership may also be coming to an end.
Women file for divorce more often than men. One 2015 study found that women filed for nearly 70 percent of divorces in heterosexual marriages. However, there was about a 50/50 split when it came to ending a non-marital relationship.
Recently, we published a blog explaining how alimony -- otherwise known as spousal maintenance -- is generally calculated under Colorado law. However, now that you know how the amount of alimony is determined, the next question is when does it end?
One question many couples have about divorce is whether the court will order one spouse to pay the other alimony, which is actually known as spousal maintenance in Colorado.
Many times couples that are going through a divorce where there is a substantial net worth involved, one or both spouses will try to dissolve some of their assets that would otherwise be divided. When a spouse engages in the dissipation of assets by way of spending marital funds on an affair, the family court may take this behavior into account when deciding who gets what.