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blog-logoOnce you have come to the conclusion that there is no way to repair your marriage, divorce is usually the next logical step; but many couples try to get it done too quickly and they make very costly mistakes along the way.  The best divorce lawyers will advise their clients to take it slow and get it right by paying attention to both large and small details.

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blog-logoMany people presume that if they entered into a marital agreement that the terms of the agreement are permanent.  Fortunately, the state of Colorado has put forth specific remedies for attacking the validity of these agreements and rendering them invalid.  If you feel you’ve been a victim of an unfair marital agreement in Colorado, a Colorado Springs family lawyer can help you understand your rights under state law. 

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blog-logoGetting a divorce can be so stressful that many people don’t spend the time looking for the right lawyer.  But ask anyone who is battle-scarred by divorce court, having a great attorney is paramount.  Unless you already know a lot of divorce attorneys in Colorado Springs CO, choosing one will be like taking a shot in the dark.  If you are facing a divorce and need a lawyer right away, take a step back and look at your options. 

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blog-logoAs long as couples continue to dissolve their marriages, there will always be a need for divorce lawyers, and thanks to the amount of information now available online, they can also find a lot of help on their own.  The Colorado Springs divorce lawyers blog at MarrisonLaw.com is a unique resource for men and women who are considering a divorce. 

Whether it is a custody issue, child support modification or a military divorce, there is always something that can be learned by reading a Colorado Springs divorce lawyers blog.  This particular blog is organized by “categories” or subject areas, which allow readers easy access to the information they need.  Marrison Law has been updating their blog every week for a few years now, so their content covers a wide range of topics.

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blog-logoThe Internet has given rise to many no-nonsense divorce methods, all designed to save a couple the thousands of dollars that might otherwise be spent on lawyers.  While the lawyer-less approach to divorce may be sensible for some people, it is certainly not for everyone.  As a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer, I have worked with many clients who started out with a do-it-yourself divorce, only to end up in court trying to undo the damage. 

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blog-logoIf you are getting a divorce in Colorado, then you may be preparing for a long and drawn out battle, but not every couple needs to go that route.  More and more, couples are trying to find common ground and write their own divorce agreements.  While this approach is certainly not for everyone, it can be done.  As a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer, I have worked with several couples who decided to split the cost of hiring one attorney to handle the filing of paperwork, and handled the rest of the details on their own. 

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blog-logoIf the title of this article confuses you, then you are not alone.  It’s called “doublespeak”, a language that intentionally disguises or distorts the meaning of words, or uses euphemisms that sound a lot better than their actual meaning (i.e., calling layoffs “corporate downsizing”).  So what does a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer have to do with doublespeak?  Hopefully nothing, if you hire the right attorney. But I bring up the concept to warn you that you may be facing “intentional ambiguity” from attorneys who want your business. 

Hiring a lawyer in a divorce is always a lot more emotional than hiring another type of attorney.  Usually, in the first sitting alone, a prospective attorney learns more details about your personal life than most of your closest friends, and some of them know how to use this information to sell you their services.

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blog-logoIf you are getting divorced in Colorado, you may have heard that the marital settlement agreement is the hardest part.  While it all depends on how long you have been married, and how complicated your finances are; the division of marital assets is never easy.

As a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer, I’ve seen some couples struggle with every line of these agreements, while others get stuck on one issue – retirement plans.  The problem with dividing retirement plans in a divorce is that one party usually has a larger retirement plan than the other.  The person who has earned the larger share of the money often has a sense of “entitlement”, which can further complicate matters. 

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blog-logoAs divorcing couples look for ways to minimize their legal fees and smooth their transition back to single life, many Colorado family law lawyers are recommending collaborative law.  If you’ve never heard of collaborative law, it is exactly what it sounds like it is; a way to work together toward a “win-win” solution in a family legal matter.  The process is used by family law lawyers who help their clients resolve conflict in a respectful way.

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blog-logoWhen most people hear the term “family law lawyer”, it sounds a lot better than “divorce lawyer”, but the truth is, they do much the same thing.  The only difference between a family law “generalist” and a divorce attorney is that a family law lawyer is not a specialist.  He or she most likely practices every form of family law, including child custody, divorce, spousal and child support, adoption, domestic violence, property division and prenuptial agreements.  In short, this lawyer sees families at their best and at their worst. 

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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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