Category Archives : Divorce

  • Do You Qualify for an Annulment in Colorado?

    Posted on April 7, 2022 by Chistopher N. Little

    There are two ways to legally end a marriage in Colorado - divorce or annulment. Annulment is a rare legal process, but it can be beneficial for those who qualify. 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 a no-fault divorce, getting...

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  • Requirements for Legal Separation in Colorado

    Posted on March 3, 2022 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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  • Divorce and Property Division in Colorado

    Posted on February 24, 2022 by Chistopher N. Little

    How your marital property will be divided in a divorce depends on where you live, first and foremost. For example, an Aurora divorce attorney in that area would be able to advise you on Colorado’s particular divorce laws.  Most states favor an equitable division of property, meaning that the split is fair both on and off paper (versus dividing property in half strictly by the numbers). Colorado is one of these states.  [lwptoc numerati...

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  • Legal Separation vs. Divorce in Colorado

    Posted on February 21, 2022 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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  • 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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  • 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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