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How To Get Emancipated In Colorado

Emancipation is a legal change when a person is lawfully considered an adult in certain ways. When a minor is emancipated, it means they are free from parental guardianship and are fully responsible for supporting themselves. In Colorado, the age of majority – or the age at which a person...
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Property Division in a Gray Divorce

For separating couples over the age of 50, a “gray divorce” brings with it issues not typically faced by younger divorcing couples. One such issue is the division of property accumulated over decades of being together. When it comes to property division in a gray divorce, just one mistake could...
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Dissipation of Assets – What You Need to Know

Dissipation of assets can be defined as the intentional use of an asset for an inequitable or illegal purpose, such as when a spouse mishandles or misappropriates marital assets with the intent of depriving the other party of those same assets when a divorce is imminent. To be classified as...
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Child Support After a Parent’s Death

Most individuals assume that the other parent will be around long after the children have grown up and are able to financially support themselves. However, this is not always the case. When a parent dies unexpectedly, both the surviving spouse and their children are not only likely to suffer emotionally,...
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3 Common Issues When Valuing A Business In Divorce

A complex aspect in a divorce is the division of marital property. The court, together with valuation experts and the lawyers of both spouses, have to determine the value of the property before it can be distributed between spouses. Some properties, such as a bank account, have a straightforward value....
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What You Need To Know About Step-Parent Adoption In Colorado

Being a good parent doesn’t always require a blood relation. Many step-parents play a full parental role, providing the care and guidance their step-children deserve. To make this parental role concrete and legal, step-parents often decide to adopt their step-children. If you are a stepdad or a stepmom in Colorado...
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5 Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce in Colorado

Over the last several years, many couples have opted for more cooperative methods when it comes to dealing with family matters. If you are considering divorce, you may have come across the collaborative divorce model. Generally, the principle behind collaborative divorce is that it is better for two individuals to...
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