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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 […]

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 […]

Colorado Divorce Timeline

How to Get a Divorce In Colorado While we all try to avoid divorce, sometimes it’s inevitable.  We work with our clients to find solutions that help everyone in their family be healthier in the long run.  One of the most important things we’ve found is helping our clients know what to expect in the […]

Why a Divorce Attorney Is a Good Investment

Heading Extra By Selena Besirevic, Senior Attorney Let’s be honest: no one wants to hire an attorney until they have to. No one goes into a marriage or has a child and thinks “I will need a family law attorney one day”. Unfortunately, that is not the reality and many people end up needing a […]

4 Ways to Save Money In Your Divorce

Heading Extra 4 Ways to Save Money In Your Divorce 1. Ask attorneys if they offer an unbundled option.  Unbundled representation is having an attorney in your back pocket.  They can help you with analysis, strategy, and figuring out if what the other side offered is fair or not.  They can also review agreements with […]

Child Custody in Colorado (Hint: It’s Not Custody)

Heading Extra By Meggin Rutherford We often hear the term “child custody” in our everyday language.  So when you are considering a divorce or a break up from your child’s other parent, you’re probably worried about what the custody arrangement will be.      In Colorado, you won’t hear the term child custody.  It is […]

Coping With Divorce: Don’t Say It, Burn It

Heading Extra By Meggin Rutherford I like to think of myself as a fairly even-tempered person.  Perhaps even unflappable.  I am so rarely bothered or worked up by something that others in the office will comment if I’m upset.  But there are those times.  We all have them.  Someone has said or done something that […]