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Divorce

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-logoOne contentious element of any divorce settlement is determining its financial impact on each spouse.  When one spouse expects a dramatic change in his or her standard of living after the divorce, spousal maintenance is often ordered.  Some people work hard to avoid the tax consequences of court-ordered spousal maintenance, since it is taxed as income to the recipient.

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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-logoCouples who are dissolving their marriage in Colorado usually focus on financial matters first, which can become particularly contentious, even in the most amicable divorce situation.  If you have concerns about property division in your Colorado divorce, you are not alone.  Economic pressures are one of the biggest stressors in any divorce, but particularly in a shaky economy.  Working with a skilled and experienced Colorado Springs divorce attorney is the best way to ensure that your interests are met in a property settlement.

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blog-logoBesides the emotional trauma and family upheaval, one of the costliest effects of divorce is the financial burden it places on families.  Whether you are the Plaintiff or the Defendant in a divorce case, it is easy to rack up the divorce attorneys’ fees if you are not careful.

Thanks to the availability of information on the Internet, the parties involved in a divorce are much savvier than they used to be when it comes to the legal processes involved.  Many of the standard petitions and agreements that are common in a divorce are easily accessible on legal websites, which can help keep legal fees down, but even if your divorce is too complex to be handled this way, there are still ways to save on divorce attorneys’ fees.

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blog-logoWe’ve all heard the reasoning behind choosing cohabitation instead of rushing into marriage; all the practical speculation that is nothing more than a list of excuses to avoid commitment.  But with a recent Time Magazine cover story asking “Who Needs Marriage,” and statistics showing young adults have stopped believing in the age-old institution, some divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs began to wonder if this would impact their job security. 

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blog-logoProperty division in a divorce is often very complex, especially if you are involved in a family business or have several jointly held investments.  Many Colorado couples attempt to do this on their own, but soon learn that asset valuation is no simple matter.  This is one area where a Colorado Springs divorce attorney can help.  Divorce attorneys have extensive knowledge of asset valuation and the tax issues that surround it. They can also help with the complex financial calculations involved in determining the present value of a family business.  

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blog-logoWhether you are recently divorced, or just getting started on the whole process, you may need to start looking at affordable family health coverage.  If you have children, the burden of providing health insurance will fall on the parent who is most capable of providing coverage, but this doesn’t always mean it will be affordable.  Colorado health insurance brokers are often a great source of information on this subject, and can become an invaluable resource for you and your family. 

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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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