Author Archives : Chistopher N. Little

  • Requirements for a Legal Separation in Colorado

    Posted on April 12, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    While many couples turn to divorce to end their lives together, some might find a viable option in a legal separation. Separation is quite similar to a divorce, with the exception that the couple is still legally married. Colorado doesn’t require much for couples to request a separation. Legal separation is different from divorce. The big difference between divorce and separation in Colorado is that separation in itself doesn’t legally en...

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  • Distributing Property in a High-Wealth Marriage

    Posted on April 5, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Distributing property in a high-wealth marriage can be complex and confusing. It can be difficult to differentiate marital property from separate property, and financial misconduct is more likely to occur. Spouses should hire legal representation to ensure that they leave the marriage with an equitable share of the assets. High-wealth couples usually own and acquire a variety of assets over the course of their marriage. Their assets might inc...

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  • Does Your Marriage Qualify for an Annulment?

    Posted on March 18, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Annulments and divorces have a similar result as once they are complete, there is no marriage. However, annulments are different from divorce as they have specific requirements and make it like the marriage never happened in the eyes of the law. Spouses in Colorado should meet with an experienced attorney. Instead of an annulment, Colorado requires petitioners (people wanting an annulment) to ask for what is called a "declaration of invalidit...

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  • How Much Can You Expect for Spousal Maintenance?

    Posted on March 11, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Divorce brings all kinds of stress, including financial stress. If you aren’t sure you can afford to live apart from your soon-to-be ex, your spousal maintenance expectations are likely high. You can find out what you deserve for alimony by speaking to a well-versed attorney today. Colorado is an alimony-friendly state. As such, anyone headed for divorce must understand how alimony, also referred to as spousal maintenance, works and whether...

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  • Ending a Common Law Marriage

    Posted on March 4, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Common law marriages are convenient and allow couples the benefits and responsibilities of legal marital relationships. However, just like other marriages, there are implications to ending the relationship that you should discuss with a qualified attorney. Colorado is among the few states that recognize common law marriage. Instead of traditional legal marriage, a common law marriage is a shared agreement between two individuals. They agree t...

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  • Do Prenuptial Agreements Encourage Divorce?

    Posted on February 24, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    More and more people are signing premarital agreements, but many still worry that a prenup might increase the chances of a future divorce. Never hesitate to meet with Aurora prenuptial agreement lawyers about how these agreements work. Prenuptial agreements are much more popular than they used to be. Many future spouses realize how such a safety net could serve their interests in the future if their marriage dissolves. However, many others ar...

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