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Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony If I Become Unemployed?

A married couple typically combines their assets and becomes accustomed to a certain standard of living. If the couple divorces later on, then the financial lifestyle they have enjoyed becomes at risk. This is particularly true in cases where there is a large discrepancy in income between two working spouses,...
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Does a Stepparent Have Any Legal Rights?

There are numerous reasons why as a stepparent, you may seek to obtain visitation rights or even custody of a child. Perhaps you are a child’s primary caregiver and the other parent is absent, or maybe you have a strong relationship with a child and are unable to spend as...
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Social Security – Understanding Rules for Ex-Spouses

While a spouse may either be currently married or formerly married, Social Security only cares that the marriage was a long-term relationship. Social Security has always given both spouses and ex-spouses the claiming right to retirement benefits. If you are divorced, you may still be entitled to claim a higher...
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How to Deal with False Allegations of Child Abuse

Falsely accusing a former spouse of abuse has become an increasingly common tactic in family courts over the last few years—particularly in highly contested divorce and custody cases. However, not all of these reports are substantiated. While many of the individuals who deny child abuse are guilty, there are many...
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How Can I File for Divorce If My Spouse is Missing?

Many married couples file for divorce once they feel the marriage will no longer work. Other couples, on the other hand, opt to abandon the marriage or separate indefinitely. Though not very common, it is possible for some couples to separate and lose contact over time without a divorce case...
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What Does Allocation of Parental Responsibilities Mean?

In the state of Colorado, the term custody is becoming less common. Instead of awarding custody in a divorce, Colorado statutes now legally use the term allocation of parental responsibilities or APR to refer to the conventional notions of child custody and visitation. Custody, also known as the legal right...
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What is Considered Marital Property in a Colorado Divorce?

A divorce is typically comprised of numerous steps—one of which is the division of property. In a Colorado divorce, properties are typically divided into two: separate property and marital property. Marital property in Colorado can be defined as property owned by both parties, and which is subject to division. Separate...
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Understanding Contempt of Court Citations

Contempt of court refers to an individual’s behavior that defies or opposes the authority of the court. If someone files a contempt of court citation against you in Colorado, that party is asking the judge to punish or penalize you because they believe you violated at least one provision of...
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Student Loans and Divorce

Going through a divorce often involves a long and exhausting process of classifying marital assets from non-marital assets. Dealing with divorce and student loans, however, can further complicate things. In Colorado, student loans can be rather difficult to divide depending on the situation. One common misconception on dividing student loan...
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