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Is Alimony A Possibility In A Colorado Divorce?

In Colorado, alimony is called spousal maintenance. It is possible that the outcome of a divorce will involve one spouse making maintenance payments to the other, particularly in situations where there is a financial imbalance between the spouses. The goal of spousal maintenance is designed to offset the imbalance by, for example, having the higher earning spouse make payments to the other spouse.

What Happens To Frozen Embryos In A Divorce?

Divorce comes with many emotional and unique issues. Some of those issues are so unique that there are no clear laws in place to determine the outcome.

Such is the case in a matter that has recently reached the Colorado Supreme Court, in which a divorcing husband and wife are in a dispute over the fate of six embryos they conceived through in-vitro fertilization and placed in cryo-storage.

Can Smartphone Breathalyzers Stop Drunk Driving Accidents?

There is no question that drunk driving remains a serious problem. Despite constantly evolving laws and serious penalties, drunk drivers are still a major cause of car accidents that result in injuries or fatalities. Last year alone, Jefferson, Adams and Weld counties saw 55 drunk driving accident fatalities, and many more injuries.

To combat this problem, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is putting new technology into action: smartphone breathalyzers.

What Are The Most Dangerous Streets In Denver?

Half of Denver's most serious motor vehicle accidents are happening on just 27 streets.

According to an article from Streetsblog Denver, these 27 streets, which represent a mere five percent of the city's total street network, were the site of 130 fatal crashes from 2011 to 2015. The city refers to these streets as the high-injury network.

Is Jail Possible In A Family Law Dispute?

When you think about what it takes to get thrown in jail, you probably think about being charged and convicted of a criminal offense. In reality, you could be locked up for days, weeks or even months over a divorce, child custody issue or other family law dispute. There is no charge or conviction necessary. All it takes is a command from a judge and you could be behind bars without even having the option to post bail.

Getting A Divorce? Don't Forget The Divorce Selfie!

With the rise of smartphones and social media, selfies have simply become a part of life. You take one when you go out. You take one when you are on vacation. You take one with family. You take one with friends. You take one when you get married. You take one when you have kids.

Why not take one when you get divorced too?

Are You Sabotaging Your Divorce?

Divorce is never easy. However, there are things that can be done during and after that can make it somewhat easier. There are also things that can be done during and after that can make it much more difficult. Sometimes, people do the latter without even knowing it.

What Is The Weirdest Way To Ruin A Marriage?

While many marriages end simply because the spouses grew apart, others end because one spouse did something wrong that the other could not live with.

The list of things that husbands and wives have done to ruin a marriage goes on and on, from abuse to cheating to drug addiction and beyond. However, an article in Jalopnik discusses a novel way that a Colorado man ruined his marriage, and it might just be one of the weirdest:

Can Child Custody Be Granted To More Than Two Parents?

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Not all families fit the one mother/one father mold. When those families go through a divorce, child custody arrangements need to be designed accordingly. Sometimes that means breaking new ground.

According to an article from CNN, a judge in New York awarded shared custody of a 10-year-old child to three parents: one father and two mothers.

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