Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Types of Alimony

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    4 May. 2017

    Alimony, otherwise known as spousal maintenance in Colorado, can either be short-term, long-term, or permanent. These payments are made periodically, on a monthly or bi-weekly basis, for the specified amount of time. Permanent alimony is becoming something of a rarity, though the term is sometimes used in reference to any spousal maintenance orders that extend beyond the final date of dissolution. ...
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  • Who Determines Child Custody and How?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    27 Feb. 2017

    When a marriage comes to an end, parents must decide how to divide their family and household in two. The most legally and emotionally difficult part of this undertaking is often determining child custody. If you are a divorcing parent, it is critical to understand how the process works and who has the final say in where your child will live. A principle concept in all custody disputes is that ...
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  • What in the World Are These Required Disclosures?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    14 Feb. 2017

    Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure 16.2: What does it mean for your case? If you file a motion in domestic court, you will most likely be told to create a financial affidavit and comply with Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure (“CRCP”) 16.2 disclosures. CRCP 16.2 applies to all domestic relations cases. The purpose of CRCP 16.2 is to create a uniform procedure used to resolve issues ...
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  • Social Media, the Internet and the Law - Part One - Divorce and Custody

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    3 Feb. 2017

    Social media is everywhere these days, and people are constantly on their phones, texting, sharing photos on Instagram and Facebook, or sharing their opinions on Twitter. Many people use social media to vent their frustrations and seek advice. This has become the norm for many. While having instant access to information can be a wonderful thing, using social media, email, and text messaging can ...
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  • Joint Decision Making and Communication

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    17 Aug. 2016

    When it comes to successful co-parenting and shared decision-making, communication between parents is key. Coordinating schedules and exchanging children isn’t always easy, especially if you and your ex have communication issues. The Courts want you and your ex to be able to resolve as many issues on your own as possible, without needing the Court to intervene. One way to communicate ...
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  • Domestic Violence and Custody

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    24 Jun. 2016

    The Courts and legislature take domestic violence very seriously. In 2013, the legislature expanded the definition of domestic violence as it pertains to domestic issues of protection orders, parenting time, and decision-making responsibilities. The expanded definition of domestic abuse includes physical threats of violence and harm, mental and emotional abuse, financial control, document control, ...
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  • Retirement Plans in Divorce

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    31 May. 2016

    In divorce agreements and orders, marital assets and debts are divided equitably (fairly, but not necessarily equally) between the parties. This includes retirement accounts. Retirement plans are categorized as either defined benefit or defined contribution plans. A defined benefit plan identifies the specific benefit that will be payable at retirement. There is no specific amount attached to the ...
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  • Information on Completing Financial Disclosures

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    7 Apr. 2016

    Once a dissolution of marriage action has been filed, one of the first items due to the court is a Sworn Financial Statement (SFS) along with a number of financial disclosures that need to be provided to the other party. You may not want to give anything to the other side now and you may think they should already have the information. However, this is a requirement and it is essential that the SFS ...
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  • Parental Alienation

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    29 Feb. 2016

    In divorce and custody, emotions run high and often one side turns against the other. But what happens when one parent turns their child against the other parent? Parental alienation. What exactly is parental alienation? According to experts, it is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children’s mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either ...
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