As a divorce lawyer, a question I am frequently asked by clients is whether or not their ex-spouse is required to contribute towards their children's education now that the couple is divorced? Most often these clients were divorced when the children were very young and college expenses were simply not contemplated until it was actually time to pay the tuition bill. Unfortunately, many of these divorced clients wait until the day the bill is due to consult a lawyer, but especially if the client plans a little bit in advance, it is likely that the ex-spouse will be required to contribute if certain criteria can be satisfied.
In Colorado, divorce attorneys at the Marrison Family Law LLC help you preserve your property to the full extent of the law. In Colorado, retirements are considered property even before vesting. Colorado retirements are divided in divorce to the extent they are earned during the marriage. Colorado courts divide marital property equitably. Normally, one would think "equitable" means "equal" but this is not necessarily the case.
Our Family Law Attorneys in Colorado Springs are well versed in drafting your Pre Nuptial Agreement. In Colorado a "prenup" or Marital Agreement may be drafted either before or after the wedding, but must be signed before the filing of any divorce.
We are sometimes asked about annulment as an alternative to Divorce. Divorce Lawyers in Colorado Springs at The Marrison Family Law LLC handle the annulment or the divorce in Colorado. In other words, divorce law in Colorado Springs includes the potential of setting aside a marriage rather than ending it.
Colorado requires mediation, i.e. a settlement conference, in every divorce, unless the parties have reached a complete agreement on every issue, or unless there is domestic violence involved. Formal mediation is a negotiation process with the assistance of a mediator, usually a lawyer skilled in the process of "getting to yes."