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Prenups: Happily Ever Before

The word “prenup” brings to mind teams of high-powered attorneys negotiating late into the night right before a lavish wedding. Horror stories of tearful fiancées forced to sign a document before walking down the aisle abound in our popular culture, an inconvenient blot on our collective imagination of a...

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Pet Peeves: Everything Divorcing Pet Owners Need to Know

In Colorado, there are no pet-specific custody laws.  If divorcing couples can’t agree on pet ownership, the judge is required to treat pets as property (rather than as children) and each pet will be kept by only one spouse.  If the judge is left to decide the fate of your...

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Divorce and Taxes

Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.  Another certainty is the fact that when you get divorced you will have to think about how your divorce will change how you approach your taxes.  Luckily, this year, your taxes have been automatically postponed until July 15th, 2020, courtesy...

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Divorce After 60

As the baby boom population ages, there has been an increase in what is being called “Gray Divorce.” What does that mean exactly?   It is when two people 60 or older file for divorce.  The number of divorces in this age group has doubled in the last 25 years.  Why are...

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Filling Out the FAFSA After Divorce

The FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that students must fill out to get financial aid for college. For those who have not yet experienced the joy of filling out the FAFSA, let me tell you, you are in for a treat.  And by “treat”...

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Fun Fact – Leap Year Changes Everything (By a Little Bit)

Leap Year and a fun fact : According to Universe Today magazine, it takes the Earth about 365.242189 days to go around the Sun one time. Our Gregorian calendar has only 365 days. As a result, we add an extra day to the month of February approximately every four years...

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Breaking the News to Children About Divorce

Deciding how and when to tell children about divorce can be a challenge for many parents. There are strategic decisions to be made, such as whether you will tell the children together or separately, and how you will address questions about the divorce during the conversation. The good news is...

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Marriage Story – How the Attorney You Choose Can Change Your Divorce

Laura Dern recently won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Nora Fanshaw, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney based on real-life attorney Laura Wasser. As I watched the movie recently, it struck me how perfectly the story encapsulates why it is so important to choose the right attorney for...