Dividing up retirement assets in a divorce

Previous posts on this blog touched upon the fact that certain retirement assets may be subject to property division during divorce proceedings. More specifically, family courts in Colorado view any contributions made to a retirement account during a marriage (given...

Colorado recognizes common-law marriage and divorce

Perhaps the idea of a formal marriage does not appeal to you or your significant other for a variety of reasons. After all, divorces can be messy and painful. You may assume that if you do not get legally married, you can keep whatever is yours if you and your partner...

Types of alimony in Colorado

Alimony may seem straightforward at a glance—one ex-spouse pays another spousal maintenance due to court orders—but there are various caveats that each party may want to know before getting too deep into it. As USA Today details, recent tax changes upheaved a...