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Protecting Your Inheritance In Divorce

Inheritance in Divorce Many people have been (or are going to be) blessed by their families in the form of receiving an inheritance.  Naturally, you’re going to want to protect your inheritance in divorce.  Keep reading to learn what you can do, or CONTACT US to schedule a consultation with a lawyer to come up […]

What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

Are you thinking about filing for a legal separation instead of divorce in Colorado?  We understand that it can be a hard decision to make.  If you’re not sure, continue reading about the differences.   Also make sure to see our checklist “Is Legal Separation Right for Me”? How Different Are They? Functionally, legal separation and […]

Divorce Pitfalls: The Three Biggest Mistakes with Separate Property

This next installment in the Divorce Pitfalls series is about separate property.  One of the biggest mistakes we see is people not understanding and protecting their separate property.   If you’re unsure what is separate property and what is marital property, see our blog Separate Property in Divorce: Keeping What Is Yours. Mistake #1:  Titling separate […]

Separate Property in Divorce: Keeping What Is Yours

One of the more difficult aspects of financial division in a divorce is figuring out what is marital property and what is separate property.  Its really important that you identify and claim separate property early so that your team can help you figure out what is yours that does not have to be shared with […]

Equitable vs Equal: Dividing Assets and Debts in Divorce

Divorce attorneys all have cases and stories that they will never forget.  Some because they were really hard, some because we learned a lot, and some because they are perfect examples of legal principles.  One rule of divorce that can be difficult to understand is equitable vs equal division.  I had a case many years […]

Special Needs Trust: Protecting Your Most Special Loved Ones

Special Needs Trusts: Protecting Your Most Special Loved Ones   Our loved ones who are disabled and receive government benefits are some of the most vulnerable in our community.  The income that they receive from disability and any part-time work that they can manage is never enough.  However, there is no way that they can […]

Probate vs Non-Probate Assets

  We’ve all been there: when you set up a new account or review your investment or retirement accounts they always ask you to list beneficiaries of where the money should go after you die.  People often don’t give it as much thought as they should.  Those beneficiary designations mean that the money in those […]

Before Probate: What To Do After Someone Dies?

Before Probate: What To Do After Someone Dies?         The old saying is that the only thing guaranteed in life is death and taxes.  Like all sayings, there is a grain (or a boulder) of truth.  Even though we don’t want to think about it, at some point those we love will […]

Should You Get A Legal Separation in Colorado?

Should You Get a Legal Separation in Colorado?   Use this checklist to see what is best for you.                   It’s common to think about legal separation instead of divorce.  Divorce seems so harsh, but legal separation somehow seems softer.  This is particularly the case when you […]

Cooperative Divorce Arbitration: Best of Both Worlds

Cooperative Divorce Arbitration: Best of Both Worlds   We at RLC are dedicated to out-of-court solutions for families.  We particularly like cooperative divorce and collaborative law.  There are so many benefits: You are in charge of the outcome. A judge and their process does not control your family. We can move at your pace—fast or […]