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5 Pros and Cons of a Prenuptial Agreement

Most people do not anticipate divorce when walking down the aisle on their wedding day. Yet unforeseen problems may arise in the future. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document, signed before marriage, that determines property division and other terms should the couple divorce. Review some of the pros and cons of
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How to Distinguish Separate and Marital Property in a Divorce

Property distribution is one of the most difficult aspects of a typical divorce case. Both spouses may wish to keep shared assets such as real estate or vehicles, leading to a contested divorce. In Colorado, the courts allow divorcing couples to determine property division before forcing a judge to intervene. If the
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Tending to Marital Property

By:  Sarah T. McCain While generally issues of custody and complicated visitation schedules often seem to take precedence in divorces, the division of property and debt is an also pressing matter that should not be overlooked. Complacency can easily set in place as individuals see the court’s position of dividing marital property equitably between
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Are Celebrity Divorces the Same as Yours?

By: Sarah T. McCain While recently reading the entertainment section of the news, I came across  a story highlighting the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Clearly most of their issues were not those that the average individual can really relate to. However, there were some items that you see in many high
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Divorce Now or Later? Facts to Inform Your Decision

By: Plog & Stein PC Chances are if you are considering divorce, you are facing difficulties in your marriage that you don’t believe you and your spouse will be able to overcome. Perhaps you have even made the decision to divorce, but are unsure what the  best time to file is. Here
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Controlling Life and Legal Costs During Your Divorce

By Michelle L. Searcy Comedians have written countless jokes about losing half of everything in a divorce.  While it is, by far, the most common outcome that the marital estate will be divided equally or nearly equally, parties to a divorce have considerable control over how much will be left to divide. 
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What is an Expert and Why are Experts Involved in Divorce Cases?

By: Plog & Stein PC An expert is somebody who is uniquely qualified by his/her education, knowledge and experience to offer opinions regarding matters that are scientific, technical or that require specialized knowledge. See C.R.E. Rule 702. Although any witness could potentially by certified as an expert by the court if he/she
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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get Divorced in Colorado?

By: Plog & Stein PC Many people are reluctant, nervous, or even fearful of going to court. This is understandable because most people have never been to court and find the formal setting uncomfortable. Additionally going to court can be inconvenient to people who live far away from the courthouse (sometimes even out
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