What to know when it comes to a “Separation Agreement”

A “Separation Agreement” in a divorce should really be called a “Settlement Agreement”. Don’t let the word “separation” confuse you. In Colorado, the Separation Agreement is the document that contains  the terms and conditions of the divorce with regard to the division of the assets and debts of the marital estate. The Separation Agreement is basically “who got what in the divorce”.  The Separation Agreement typically does not include anything about custody or parenting time…

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What else to Expect When Divorcing

(continued……) Once the Temporary Orders Hearing is over–or if there is no need for temporary orders since the Parties have an agreement in place while the divorce is pending–the case will be set for mediation. Mediation is mandatory to attend before going to a Contested Final Orders Hearing. The Contested Final Orders Hearing date will also be requested at this time by your attorney and it will be the final date you appear in Court…

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What to Expect When Divorcing

Experiencing a divorce is one of the most frightening, stressful, and chaotic times of anyone’s life. Knowing what to expect with the Court process can help alleviate some of the negative impact. It is important to know that the Court works within a framework of statutes, also called laws and rules, that dictate what occurs when a couple’s assets and debts and Children are divided and distributed. This sounds rigid at first, but it allows…

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce?

The answer to the question of “how long does it take to get a divorce” is–it depends. The quickest a divorce can be granted in Colorado is 91 days from the date of service upon the other Party. That means, even if the legal separation is uncontested and both Parties agree to all issues and even if all documents are filed with the Court and nothing remains to be resolved, the divorce will not be granted…

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COVID-19 & Your Case Update

What if:  your divorce or custody case was filed a few weeks or months ago and is currently pending. Your court dates have already been scheduled and you are preparing yourself and your paperwork to be ready.  But you are probably wondering if you still have a case and how it will all work now that the Courthouse is closed.  The good news: your case is going forward and if you don’t yet have a…

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