Military Divorce: How is it Different From a Civilian Divorce? PART 2

PART 2 A military divorce is essentially the same legal entity as a civilian divorce. With military divorces, the same general laws, the same Court, and same processes apply to both. However, for a military member there are special considerations and some special laws that apply. The Child’s Contact with the Service Member’s Family This can be included in any parenting plan created during the divorce. Birthday and holiday celebrations or summer vacations for the…

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Military Divorce: How is it Different From a Civilian Divorce?

PART 1 A military divorce is essentially the same legal entity as a civilian divorce. The same Court, same general laws and same processes apply to both. However, for a military member there are special considerations—and even some special laws—that apply. Parenting Time Considerations regarding custody, parenting time, relocations and long absences from Children’s lives with deployments can enter into a military divorce. Service Members often fear they will be relegated to second class status…

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Spousal Maintenance: How The Court Determines to Award, or Not Award, Spousal Maintenance in Colorado

“Spousal support”, also called “spousal maintenance” is the same thing as alimony. There is no difference – other than different words. Spousal maintenance is always a consideration in every divorce, but it is also optional and up to the Judge as to whether it is granted or not. The amount of spousal maintenance in Colorado and the duration of spousal maintenance must be determined by the Court. There are guidelines and calculations that the Court will use…

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How to Fill Out a Sworn Financial Statement in Colorado

Filling out a sworn financial statement, advice from colorado springs divorce lawyer

Completing the required Sworn Financial Statement in any family law case is an unpleasant, yet necessary, task. It is time consuming and ponderous, anxiety-inducing and oddly illuminating. No matter how it is viewed, the hardest part of the Sworn Financial Statement is getting started. Don’t wait. Try to make some progress each day. What to do first: Gather documents. Whether you save them on a computer or print and label them, this is the first…

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FROM THE PARALEGAL’S DESK: Are you sending documents to your attorney?

If you are involved in a family law case, you know there could be hundreds of pages of documents that you will need to produce to your attorney such as monthly bank statements, pay statements and tax returns, credit card statements, leases, proof of car insurance, etc. Here is what you need to know about sending electronic documents and screen shots to your attorney. With our phones always at the ready, it is easy to…

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