The divorce of two giants in the world of commercial real estate recently became public knowledge. The couple's marriage lasted for over 10 years. Both of the parties in this high-profile couple held millions in commercial and investment real estate and had been involved in a number of major real estate transactions.
Some people will refer to a prenuptial agreement or its near cousin, the postnuptial agreement, as a plan to fail. They say this because one of the main purposes of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is to provide guidance for the couple and the courts in the event of a divorce. However, with divorce so common these days, it's more like planning for one of the two only outcomes to marriage.
There are occasions when a resident of the Denver area will have to take a divorce or another family law matter in front of a judge. Often, the decision these judges make will have a huge impact on the lives of parents, as they can pertain to things like child custody and visitation.
As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, divorce mediation proceedings, and, for that matter, court-supervised mediations in general, are confidential.
Divorce can be messy and expensive. You may have heard all sorts of nasty rumors about the divorce process and how it can affect people. You might think you need to find another way to file divorce. Online divorces are a recent trend that’s come with the rise of social media and the internet.
This blog has on previous occasions discussed how even in high conflict situations, divorcing or separating couples in Centennial and the other communities in and around Denver can benefit from mediation and collaborative law. The point of these posts was that there are often solutions available that, even if they acknowledge that a couple is likely not going to get along, can save the couple and their children, the heartache of an ugly and drawn-out court battle.
In former days, parents and even their adult child could ask for a court order requiring a parent to contribute to the cost of the child's college education. With modern changes in Colorado law, however, these orders are going to become more unlikely.