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  • When is My Divorce Final?

    Posted on November 15, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    When you decide to begin the divorce process, you likely want your marriage to be over as soon as possible so you can move forward with your post-marriage life. However, you must go through each step of the divorce process and wait for the required waiting period before the court will issue the final divorce decree. You are still legally married until this decree is issued, which means you cannot marry anyone else in this time frame.  For in...

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  • FAQs About Common Law Marriage in Colorado

    Posted on November 3, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Not all married couples tie the knot in some elaborate or small wedding or even before a judicial officer at the local courthouse. Some couples live together just as a formally married couple, but they have never been officially married as such. It is this type of cohabiting that often leads to what is known as common law marriage. Discuss any questions you have with an Aurora common law marriage lawyer today.  When Are You in a Common Law Mar...

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  • Should You Wait Until After the Holidays to File for Divorce?

    Posted on November 1, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    There are many reasons why people decide to wait until after New Year’s Day to file for divorce. This is a personal choice, and our Aurora, Colorado, divorce attorney helps many clients who make this decision. Once the holiday season is over, you likely want to get your case going as soon as possible, especially since you waited an extra couple of months. This means you should start working behind the scenes on divorce preparation as soon as p...

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  • How Do Alimony and Remarriage Work in Colorado?

    Posted on October 25, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    When you get divorced, the law allows the family court to order alimony to either you or your spouse. In most cases, alimony is ordered for a set period of time to allow one spouse time to become self-supporting. However, following long marriages, when it is not feasible for one spouse to work in the future, a judge might order permanent alimony. If you are ordered to pay alimony or awarded alimony, the order will remain in place until it exp...

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  • Do You Qualify for an Annulment?

    Posted on October 12, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Many married couples assume that getting their marriage annulled is the easiest way to legally end their marriage. But in reality, being granted an annulment or declaration of invalidity, as it is called in Colorado, is no easy feat. Likewise, because of no-fault divorce, getting a dissolution of marriage, commonly called divorce, is a much easier way to end a marriage.  However, while divorce and annulment both end a marriage, they are actu...

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  • Grounds for a Divorce in Colorado

    Posted on September 27, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Grounds for divorce are legal justifications a party lists when petitioning a court to grant a decree of dissolution of marriage. Grounds may be either fault-based or no-fault, depending on where you are filing the case and the laws of that particular state.  Fault-based grounds require a party to demonstrate through sufficient evidence that the other party committed a specific act, such as desertion, cruelty, or adultery. No-fault divorces ...

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