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Protecting Your Kids During a Divorce

Divorce effects kids in many negative ways. Reports show children and teenagers are both at risk. Low self-esteem, poor grades, poor peer relations, aggression, health problems, behavioral difficulties, and depression are just some of the problems kids face because of a divorce. While divorce is hard on children, it is...
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When Does Child Support Usually End in Colorado?

Child support normally ends in Colorado when a child reaches 19. That’s the age of emancipation in the state. Starting then, child support obligations are automatically extinguished without the the spouse making the payments needing to file a motion. Exceptions to this rule exist, as several circumstances can either lengthen...
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Who Gets Pet Custody in a Colorado Divorce?

Family pets present an unusual problem in the matter of a divorce. While their owners often treat them as family, the courts do not view them in the same light. Instead, these furry, feathered, or scaled friends, loved as they are, do not rise to the level of family member....
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Are There Any Advantages to Filing for Divorce First?

The ending of a marriage is not a winning or losing achievement for most people. For some spouses, though, who are convinced divorce is best for them, filing first for dissolution may be the best plan of action. Depending on the circumstances, there may be certain legal, emotional, and practical...
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Just How Long Does it Take to Get a Colorado Divorce?

Spouses are understandably interested in how long a divorce will take. It’s a common question. Just how long will the process go on? Many people think a dissolution will take a mere few weeks. Some think simply filing papers means they are legally single and free. The reality is that...
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Could Social Media Hurt Your Divorce?

What’s the connection between social media and divorce proceedings? Social, it turns out, may do more harm than you think. On the positive side, Facebook status updates, Instagram posts and Twitter tweets permit us to easily and efficiently update friends and family on our everyday lives. The problem is that...
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Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Colorado

Two kinds of marriage exist: statutory and common law. Only a few states recognize common law marriages and Colorado is one of them. The underpinning of a common law marriage is the shared agreement or accord of two individuals to be husband and wife, and an open and mutual assumption...
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