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How do you know it’s time to divorce?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 13, 2021
Believe it or not, this time of year is a common one for people to think about ending their marriages. It makes sense, if you think about it. Over the holidays, marriage troubles can become harder to handle. You want to make things fun for the kids, but differences in your lifestyle, spending habits,...
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It’s not all bad. 9 positive things about divorce

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 25, 2021
If divorce were an entirely negative experience, people wouldn’t get divorced. For people who have tried everything to save a marriage, though, divorce can provide a profound sense of relief. If you’re considering divorce, you may want to weigh these nine positive aspects of the process: Divorce can be quite liberating. Think about the relief you...
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Is alimony taxable? Deductible?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 20, 2021
Federal tax laws that went into effect in early 2019 changed the way alimony, or maintenance, is treated for tax purposes. For decades, payers of alimony could claim the payments as a federal tax deduction, while recipients of alimony had to claim the payments as taxable income. That situation has been reversed for divorces...
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Is a ‘gray divorce’ a consideration for you?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 8, 2021
“Gray divorce,” or divorce over age 50, is not a new phenomenon, but it has become increasingly popular. While the overall divorce rate is declining, the gray divorce rate continued to rise over the past few decades. Are you in this demographic? The reasons are as individual as the people who undertake a divorce...
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If you’re considering divorce in December, you’re not alone

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP December 19, 2020
It might be that the stress of the holiday season itself is responsible for some marriages ending. It can be a lot to take on. Or, you might be sticking it out for the holidays so you don’t ruin the season for your kids. Perhaps the prospect of a new year ahead of you...
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How to use apps to deal with last-minute parenting plan changes

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 5, 2020
Life usually doesn’t go according to plan. But sticking to a consistent, post-divorce parenting plan with the aid of new technology and apps can benefit your children, your co-parent and yourself. A parenting plan creates a map for how each parent will schedule — with their children’s best interest in mind — day-to-day life...
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After a divorce, who gets the dog?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP September 2, 2020
When you’re going through a difficult divorce, there are many details to sort out. You may need to figure out who is moving out, how to tell your family and how to divide certain assets. This also includes one specifically loveable asset – your dog. Americans love their furry family members. We often treat...
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Settlement and divorce in Colorado

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 24, 2020
When a marriage ends, there are different routes that process can take. Sometimes the spouses end up in litigation to determine parenting time or financial issues. This usually involves a long and contentious divorce process that’s even worse when children are involved. When the decisions are made by the court, it can be a...
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5 ways to take care of your mental health during divorce

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP August 19, 2020
When you’re going through a stressful, life-changing event like a divorce, it can be easy for your mental health to be affected. You have a lot on your plate while going through a divorce, and caring for your mental health may not be a priority. There’s no simple solution for the grief and sadness...
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Are divorce agreements set in stone?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP July 20, 2020
When your divorce agreement is finalized, it may seem, well, final. However, this does not mean that the terms of your agreement are set in stone. The law recognizes that people’s circumstances can change and allows for the modification of specific issues. Child custody and visitation Child custody and visitation agreements are some of...
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