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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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Steps you may still need to take after your divorce is final

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 30, 2020
In Colorado, the final step in the divorce process is for a judge to issue a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage, which people commonly call a divorce decree. This decree is a court order, which means that both parties are required to comply its provisions. This means making any property transfers that may be...
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Get an education in secondary support

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP November 18, 2019
Your children are getting ready to head to college. You’re excited for this new time, but affording college after a divorce can be difficult. Fortunately, you may not be alone when your children are looking at higher education. Though the age of emancipation is 19, and the typical end of child support, you may...
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Don’t believe the gray divorce stereotypes

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP October 7, 2019
So-called “gray divorce,” or divorce over 50, is growing increasingly common in today’s society. Although it’s still more common for younger people to divorce than those in their middle years and later, the rate of gray divorce in the U.S. has doubled since 1990. At least some of this is explained by the aging...
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Could your divorcing spouse be digitally spying on you?

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP July 3, 2019
In 2012, the Justice Department tried to determine how common stalking is in the U.S. They estimated that about 1.5 percent of all American adults had been victims of stalking. For people who were divorced or separated, the number was more than twice that, at 3.3 percent. NPR recently published a story about a...
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Divorcing when you have a child with special needs

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP April 12, 2019
When it comes to divorce, there is one major consideration that is different for parents of special needs children. Your child may not transition to normal adulthood at age 18. You may be co-parenting with your divorcing spouse for a long time to come. Moreover, certain financial choices you make during your divorce could...
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After a divorce, take the time to reassess your retirement accounts

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP March 26, 2019
If you’ve just finalized your divorce, it can feel overwhelming to assess your financial situation. The divorce process can be complex, emotional and time-consuming, the result may be a much different financial situation than you were in during your marriage. Before you set aside legal matters entirely, however, there are a few steps you...
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Dividing debt in divorce so you can build your own credit history

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 20, 2019
In a divorce, marital assets are divided. The same goes for marital debts. The division of debts is the beginning of building a strong credit history for yourself as an individual. So much of your life is affected by your credit rating. Auto loans, mortgages, insurance rates and even getting an apartment can depend...
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Wife as ‘breadwinner’ increases odds of divorce

On behalf of Dolan + Zimmerman LLP February 19, 2019
Gone are the days where the wife automatically stays home to raise the children, while the husband goes off to work each day. It may have been this way for many of our grandparents, or even parents, but nowadays it is the norm for both the husband and wife to work. Not only this,...
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