How do I talk to my spouse about Collaborative Divorce?

How do I talk to my spouse about Collaborative divorce? You have made the decision to divorce and you would like to do it using the Collaborative approach. So, how do you get your spouse to take a look at the process? It is likely that you are both anxious about getting a divorce. Most likely you both share the same fears, who will leave the home, how will you pay for two residences, how will the children respond, how…

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What is the difference between Divorce and Legal Separation?

What is the difference between Divorce and Legal Separation? When meeting with a potential new client I am often told that they have been separated from their spouse for some length of time. They may go on to say that the spouse appears to be spending more money than they think is appropriate. At that point we discuss the fact that being separated (living apart from your spouse) is not a legal separation and debts incurred by one party will…

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Where can I find Divorce forms for Colorado?

Where can I find Divorce forms for Colorado? The forms needed for anyone to file and follow through with their divorce are available on the following State of Colorado website: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=108 The site has a flowchart as well as verbal explanations for pursuing a divorce with or without children having been born of the marriage. The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage of Legal Separation, JDF1101, is the first document to be filed to begin the case. The court will also…

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Do we need a pre-nuptial agreement?

When a couple is planning marriage and there is a need for a pre-nuptial agreement, most people would handle that task in a similar way; the person with the higher assets hires a lawyer to prepare a draft proposal and the bargaining begins. There is another way. Structure the task using two collaboratively trained attorneys, a neutral financial expert and a collaborative facilitator. Begin with disclosures to the financial neutral (required for a valid agreement), discuss your goals and concerns…

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Choices For Your Divorce

Choices For Your Divorce All divorces involve decisions and choices. Which professionals will assist you, and how you will utilize their help, are decisions that can powerfully affect whether your divorce moves forward smoothly or not. Some couples resolve are able to resolve their divorce issues at the kitchen table, without any professional assistance at all, and process their own divorce papers through the courts. These couples are rare and should be commended. On the other end of the spectrum,…

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Bert Dempsey is a divorce lawyer located in Boulder, Colorado.

Contact Bert at 303-554-1415 or email to help you get through your divorce in an amicable way.