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How Should Marital Assets Be Spent During A Divorce?

One of the most important outcomes of a divorce is the division of marital property. However, a divorce can take months. In the meantime, there are costs that need to be covered. Some of these will be shared costs such as the mortgage on the family home. Others will be individual costs such as food, clothes and travel.

Along the way, it is not uncommon for spouses to get into disagreements because one believes the other is unfairly depleting marital assets before they can be divided. Thankfully, there are protections in place to prevent misuse of marital assets, or to address it if it occurs while the divorce is in progress.

Should Denver Spend More To Keep Pedestrians And Cyclists Safe?

Denver has promised to spend $5 million on bike- and pedestrian-friendly projects in 2018. On the surface, this seems like a substantial amount of money. However, one organization argues that it pales in comparison to what other cities are spending and it is not nearly enough to accomplish everything the city has promised.

Do Not Forget Your Child's College Costs When Getting Divorced

Divorcing parents have a lot to think about, from child custody arrangements to child support payments. With everything else that needs to be addressed, it can be easy to overlook important details, such as the cost of a college education for your child. As this could be a critical aspect of ensuring a solid future for your child, it should be front and center as you are addressing property division and other aspects of your divorce.

Surviving The Deadliest 100 Days On The Road

Many people look forward to the summer months in Colorado. These are months of vacations and road trips, of bike rides and long walks in the sun.

Unfortunately, according to an article from AP News, these months are also the most deadly on Colorado roads. Nearly half the car accident related deaths statewide each year occur between May and August. This is such a big problem that the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the "deadliest 100 days" by some.

Are LGBT Parents Discriminated Against In Child Custody Cases?

It is not uncommon for lesbian, gay, bi and transgender people to come out later in life. This may come at the end of, or lead to the end of, a straight marriage or relationship. When that relationship has produced a child, there will be a child custody case that will set the stage for each parent's role in the child's life going forward.

In these situations, the LGBT parent may feel that they are at a disadvantage, or that they will be discriminated against and their child will be taken away from them.

Recovering Financially After A Car Crash

After a car crash, recovering physically from injuries will take priority. Depending on the severity of the injuries, this may require many doctor visits, surgeries and physical therapy. When all the healing is done and the medical bills have piled up, car crash victims may find that recovery is not over yet. Now the focus shifts to financial recovery.

When People Get Married For The Wrong Reasons

Strong marriages are based on love, physical attraction, shared values, and emotional and intellectual compatibility, among other things. These are the marriages that are more likely to stand the test of time. However, some people get married not because they have found this sort of relationship, but for different reasons altogether. Over time, those reasons may prove to be wrong and ultimately spell the end of the marriage.

Should Bicyclists Be Allowed To Run Stop Signs?

Currently, the same rules apply to bicycles that apply to cars. Like cars, bikes must stop at stop signs and red lights. However, the reality is that bikes are dramatically different than cars. What is safe for one may not be safe for the other.

That is the idea behind the bicycle “safety stop” bill, which recently passed the state House and Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.

Who Stays At Home During The Divorce?

The family home is a valuable asset. As part of a divorce, it will be subject to division. Ultimately, it may go to one spouse or it may be sold and the proceeds will be divided. However, reaching that point takes time. Until then, there is a more pressing matter that will need to be addressed: who gets to stay in the home while the divorce is in progress?

This is where temporary orders come into play.

When An Insurer Acts In Bad Faith

You purchased your homeowners insurance policy with the understanding that your insurance company would act in good faith in the event that something happened. Now, the time has come for you to put your policy to use and you find that the insurance company has delayed, underpaid or flat-out denied your claim. Your insurer seems to have no interest in fulfilling its obligations to you. What do you do now?

 

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