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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...

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National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month in January: Wells Family Law Celebrates

January is National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month.  Children who are put in the middle of the conflict during divorce can experience all sorts of trauma which may manifest itself in academic difficulties, emotional upheaval, cognitive impairment and social conflicts.  Forcing children into a “loyalty bind” by making them feel as...

News: Super Lawyers Publishes Kristi Anderson Wells’ Answer to Your Questions Regarding Stock Rights

For those with questions regarding how stock options, restricted stock, and other stock rights are allocated in divorce under Colorado law, look no further than Kristi Anderson Wells’ answer recently-published in “Ask Super Lawyers”. Excerpt: Stock and equity awards, such as options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, phantom stock, and stock appreciation...