When you got married, you probably never imagined a sheriff’s deputy showing up at your door to serve you with divorce papers. Unfortunately, that’s often what happens. And now that it’s happened to you, you probably want to know what to do next.
We can help.
If you need to know what to do when your spouse files for divorce in Colorado, here’s how to get started.
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So you made the big decision to file for divorce. Or maybe the decision was forced on you because your marriage has become intolerable — it’s no longer a “real” marriage.
What now? It can feel overwhelming to even figure out how to begin the divorce process. But we can help.
If you want to file for divorce in Colorado without an attorney, here are the first three steps to get started.
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At Andersen Law PC, we work with clients to help reduce the stress and uncertainty of the divorce process. The latest resource we’ve created to do that is our divorce process flowchart, which breaks the process down into its basic parts.
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By Beth Andersen, Andersen Law PC
So you are planning to get married? While a premarital or prenuptial agreement (often called a “prenup”) may not sound like the most romantic thing in the world, I believe these agreements can actually make the marriage more likely to succeed. Continue reading “You Say “I Do,” We Say “Prenup”: Things to Know Before Deciding If You Need a Prenuptial Agreement”
Guest post by Kate Higgins of Unibell Financial
Whether you’re motivated by financial benefits or lifestyle perks, moving to a smaller space after a divorce can be a smart idea with lasting benefits. Ready to start this daunting but exciting task? Here are some tips to help you seamlessly and successfully downsize your home: Continue reading “How to Successfully Downsize After a Divorce”
I have done divorce hearings on the day that should be its opposite: Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day. The irony does not escape my clients. I am sure they will always recall the DATE of their divorce and find the holiday bittersweet as a result. The truth is that this holiday can be trying for people who are divorcing, breaking up or newly divorced. The following are tips to make the most of the day despite this challenge. Continue reading “How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day as a Newly Single or Divorced Person”
When you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, many of your debts will be discharged, meaning you will no longer be liable to pay them. However, certain types of domestic debts are non-dischargeable, so filing for bankruptcy will not get rid of your liability to pay those debts. Below is a breakdown of how the different types of bankruptcy can affect your domestic debts. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Discharging Domestic Debts in Bankruptcy”
In many cases, a divorce can end with you receiving a judgment against your ex-spouse for spousal maintenance (alimony). However, your judgment has an expiration date. County court judgments expire and are unenforceable six years from the date of the judgment, while district court judgments expire and are unenforceable 20 years from the date of the judgment. Sometimes, after you’ve attempted the various collection processes, you still have money owed to you with the expiration date approaching. If you revive your judgment, your deadline to collect the judgment starts all over again, and you can continue your collection process. Continue reading “How to Revive a Judgment”
I am sure there are some firms who, starting back in the days of Kramer v. Kramer, wanted to protect fathers.
However, I personally think that several firms called themselves “fathers’ rights” as a marketing device because the father is usually the higher breadwinner.
Not every client is satisfied by the big firm who advertises on sports radio proclaiming fathers’ rights. I handle MANY cases that came from the so-called fathers’ rights firms who charged outrageously high fees, and then the clients were tapped out and weren’t even divorced yet. The label did them no good. Continue reading “Mothers’ Rights, Fathers’ Rights — What’s Right?”