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Key Considerations Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

Key Considerations Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

Creating and signing a prenuptial agreement can be among the most significant things a person can undertake in a lifetime. Prenuptial agreements – or “prenups” – are contractual tools used by couples to predetermine certain outcomes in the event of a divorce in the future. As we’ve discussed in the past, Colorado has specific rules …

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What If My Teenager Refuses to Comply With the Parenting Time Order

What If My Teenager Refuses to Comply With the Parenting Time Order?

If you have court-ordered parenting time with your child, you probably value every second you spend together. However, even if the child’s other parent is compliant with your custody agreement, getting the child to comply isn’t always easy. Despite parenting time orders, older children and teenagers sometimes refuse to see their non-custodial parents. If you’re …

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A Detailed Look at a Standard Prenuptial Contract

A Detailed Look at a Standard Prenuptial Contract

Typical Contract Structure Prenuptial contracts (commonly known as “prenuptial agreements,” or “prenups”) are increasingly used among marriage partners as a way to simplify the property division process in the event of divorce. Prenuptial contracts can predetermine how certain property will be divided if a couple decides to divorce at some point in the future.  Today, …

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Tax Treatment of Spousal Maintenance in Colorado – for Payor & Payee

Tax Treatment of Spousal Maintenance in Colorado – for Payor & Payee

Alimony – or “spousal maintenance” as it’s called in Colorado – refers to financial assistance given by one ex-spouse to the other after or during the divorce process. As we’ve discussed before on our blog, spousal maintenance can take several distinct forms here in Colorado; there is temporary maintenance, rehabilitative, permanent, and so forth. When …

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How to Change Your Name After a Colorado Divorce

How to Change Your Name After a Colorado Divorce

The divorce process can be complicated, lengthy, and emotional. When you search online for “divorce lawyers near me,” you’ll likely find overwhelming information about child custody, marital property, alimony, court hearings, mediation, name changes, and confusing paperwork that needs to be filled out and filed with the court. At The Drake Law Firm, P.C., our …

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Going through a Divorce with a Child who has Special Needs

Going through a Divorce when you have a Child with Special Needs

Going through a divorce where there are children involved can be a complicated matter.  When you have a child with special needs, issues such as child custody, visitation, child support, and even property division become significantly more complex.  This is because every child with special needs may have drastically different day-to-day needs. If you’re going …

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How is Child Support Debt Treated in Bankruptcy for Coloradoans

How is Child Support Debt Treated in Bankruptcy for Coloradoans?

Like other jurisdictions, the State of Colorado presumes that children should be financially supported by both biological parents. This is the default position on the matter. Under a limited number of scenarios – such as relinquishing parental rights via adoption – a parent may be excused from his or her financial obligation as a parent, …

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