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February 2018 Archives

Collaborative law can be good for both parents and children

It is natural for parents in Colorado going through a divorce to experience a bevy of emotions, some positive, some negative. Despite their personal feelings, however, they may want to make sure their children weather the divorce process as best as possible. Pursuing a collaborative divorce isone way parents can help their child during the divorce process and beyond.

Is Jailing Your In-Laws The Only Way To Get Your Child Back From Brazil?

Dr. Chris Brann, a Houston physician, cleverly used a Federal Statute (The International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act of 1993, 18 U.S.C. §1204) to gain leverage in an international custody battle by having his ex-wife's parents arrested when they arrived at the Miami International Airport from Brazil.

New tax law creates divorce mediation uncertainties

Tax season is coming up, and those in Colorado who have been paying spousal support over the past year may be looking forward to deducting these payments on their 2017 taxes. However, with the advent of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act comes uncertainty in what was once a certain world. Formerly, while state laws varied regarding how much spousal support to award and how long payments will last, one thing that all states had in common was that those paying spousal support could deduct these payments on their annual income taxes, and those receiving spousal support will be taxed on those payments.

Avoid these 3 divorce mistakes

There is no way around it, divorce is hard. It takes a toll emotionally, physically and financially. And, if you make the wrong moves, your divorce can cost you more than just the attorney fees and half of your marital assets. Unfortunately, once your divorce is final, you cannot go back and ask for more of the marital property if, down the road, you realize you gave up too much.

Complex issues can arise when 'copreneurs' divorce

Married "copreneurs" -- that is, those couples in Colorado who share a small business -- often put a great deal of effort into seeing that their business is prosperous. It is a lot of work, but it is also a labor of love. However, should the couple divorce, the question of what happens to the business gets pretty complex.

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