Divorce is rarely pondered before marriage, and when it is, a prenup is commonly used to protect personal assets. Prenups are entered into before the marriage and used to protect bank accounts and other assets in case of divorce, especially when one spouse has significantly more assets than the other. They are now very common, but some couples just cannot fathom entering in such an agreement when they are about to be married. These same people commonly regret not having a prenup down the road when divorce is being contemplated. However, if you are regretting not completing and signing a prenup, you can still enter in a postnuptial agreement. Colorado accepts the validity of postnuptial agreements under Colorado Marital Agreement Act, and supported by In re Estate of Lewin, 595 P.2d 1055, 1057 (Colo.1979), which states "Nuptial agreements, whether executed before or after the marriage, are enforceable in Colorado and a nuptial agreement will be upheld unless the person attacking it proves fraud, concealment, or failure to disclose material information."
Divorces are usually never fun. They are stressful, time-consuming and fueled by emotion. The latter usually drags the divorce process out for what seems like an eternity. While you are probably mad at your spouse, you will be amazed what a little cooperation will do to the process. It will be quicker, less time-consuming, and most importantly, less costly. Here are some helpful tips to make your divorce a little less stressful and much less time consuming
Maintenance is Colorado is a hotly debated issue. It seems like the statute is always changing, making it more difficult for spouses to get maintenance (more commonly referred to as alimony). It's true that the current maintenance statute makes Colorado one of the hardest states to get a maintenance order. But before some spouses even begin their argument for why they deserve maintenance they forget to do one simple thing. Most spouses do not even get a chance to make a request for maintenance during a dissolution because they forget request maintenance in the petition for dissolution! While it may seem very simple it is seen more often than not in Domestic Relation courts.
Usually the parties in a dissolution of marriage just want to get divorced and move on with their lives as quickly as possible. However, there are some important timing requirements and waiting periods parties to a dissolution of marriage should be aware of to ensure they can get their divorce as quickly as possible.
To enter a decree of dissolution of marriage, Colorado district courts need proper subject matter jurisdiction. To enter an order for maintenance, child support, or division of marital property, the court needs personal jurisdiction. Here are the keys to gaining both subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction.