Category Archives : Divorce

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Will You Get to Keep after Your Divorce?

    Posted on September 20, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    Real Property A house is often the most valuable asset parties who are filing for divorce possess. A court must decide whether the house is a marital or separate property interest. Under the law, Colorado is not a community property state, and this means that the court must allocate the non-marital property to each spouse and divide the marital property in an equitable manner.  If the court determines that the house is categorized as separa...

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  • Legal Separation vs. Divorce in Colorado

    Posted on September 13, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    A legal separation does not have the same legal effect as a divorce. Divorce is a dissolution of the marriage relationship that permits both parties to enter into new marriage relationships with other partners. If the parties do not see any possibility of reconciliation, then a divorce may be the best option as it severs the legal connection between the parties. Parties may choose to pursue a legal separation to retain retirement benefits or ...

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  • Child-Related Matters in Family Court

    Posted on August 23, 2021 by Chistopher N. Little

    As a parent, issues involving your child are often your primary concern. When a legal matter arises with your child in the center, it can be an extremely stressful and worrisome time. Your parental rights and responsibilities might be on the line, and you want to have the help of an experienced Aurora family law attorney with any child-related case.  The following are some brief overviews of common child-related matters in Colorado family co...

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