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Gray divorce: Know what you need for a fair settlement

Your kids are old enough to be in college, and the brood has finally left the home. You thought this was when you'd get back to the life you had with your spouse, spending time together and enjoying some of your golden years. Unfortunately, your spouse had other ideas, and he is seeking a divorce.

Ensuring fair asset division by properly pricing possessions

For most couples, the two most contentious issues in a divorce will be the division of property and debts, and any arrangements regarding child custody. People who otherwise behave ethically may do some questionable things during divorce out of a need for justice or revenge. Hiding assets to skew the asset division is a relatively common practice.

Planning ahead can help you thrive after a gray divorce

The kids have moved out of the house, you are on the verge of retirement, and you are entering a new phase in your life. You might be wondering if that new life should or should not include your husband. You are not the only one that has questioned whether or not divorce should be on the table after more than 30 years of marriage. But, the idea of starting over after the age of 50 may seem terrifying.

Could mediation help make your Colorado divorce simpler?

You've spent much of your adult life married. You and your spouse own a home, have retirement accounts and devote much of your time to your minor children. However, issues have arisen that simply can't get resolved. You know that divorce is inevitable, because your marriage can't be saved. However, you're worried about the process of divorcing. How will the courts rule on important issues, like child custody and asset division? Will your children end up emotionally damaged by the divorce?

Avoid commingling - Protect your separate property from divorce

Divorce comes with a slew of complicated questions you will have to answer and decisions you will have to make. What type of custody situation will benefit your children but still be manageable for both you and your future ex-husband? Which one of you will get the main residence in Denver? What happens to your retirement accounts?

Retirement and divorce – this is what you should know

Divorcing later in life comes with its special set of complications, especially when you were planning on living off of the funds in your retirement accounts. You and your husband accumulated enough wealth that you did not have to be overly concerned about money. However, now that the two of you are headed toward divorce, you can't help but wonder if your divorce settlement will be enough for you to live on.

Divorce and taxes – what you need to know

Divorce comes with all kinds of complications. You have to deal with dividing marital property, working out a custody schedule for the kids, find a new place to live and essentially start your life completely over. The other thing you may have to deal with is a large tax bill. Many couples fail to account for the tax consequences of how they treat and separate marital property.

When all signs point to divorce

Have you been wondering if staying in your marriage is the right decision? Have you been recently thinking that divorce may be an option? During the course of a marriage, it is not uncommon to wonder if you made the correct choice when you got married or think about life free from marriage. Some couples are able to work through downturns in their relationships and come out stronger. However, there are other couples that find happiness and the lives they truly want by ending their marriages.

Don’t forget to deduct those alimony payments!

As women rise in the workforce, become successful entrepreneurs, and begin to outpace their husbands in earnings, more and more are finding themselves having to make alimony payments. If you have been the main breadwinner during your marriage, you may find yourself in the same position. When you begin the divorce process, your spouse may demand alimony as part of the settlement. Or, if you find yourself in a Colorado divorce court, the judge may require that you make alimony payments.

3 things to know about adopting your stepchild

Now that you are happily married, you want to take the next step to connect your new family. You want to adopt your new wife's son. While adoptions can often be very complicated procedures, sometimes taking months or even years, adopting a stepchild is typically a much easier process. However, this does not mean it comes totally challenge-free. The main roadblock you might experience is a lack of consent from the boy's biological father.

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