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Common legal traps to avoid during a divorce

Many people may still have the image of a divorce as a court proceeding in which lawyers duke it out to see how much of the marital property their client can take at the other person's expense. In real life, much of a family lawyer's best work is done behind the scenes, helping his or her client make smart legal decisions in the midst of what is no doubt a very stressful time.

What is a QDRO?

In the world of family law, the acronym QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. QDROs often play a very important role in a divorce and family law firm or legal separation, as even couples of relatively modest means often will have thousands or tens of thousands of dollars invested in a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Reasons to consider a premarital agreement

Many people in Broomfield and the other Colorado communities around Boulder and Denver may have heard of premarital agreements. These may also get referred to as prenuptial agreements or even just prenups. There are, in fact, many advantages that these agreements offer, even to couples who have no plans to undergo divorce or legal separation.

Overview of legal separation in Colorado

There are many people in Broomfield and the greater Boulder and Denver areas that may have a real need to live separately from their spouses. However, for moral, financial or emotional reasons, they may not wish to go through the process of ending their marriage through a legal divorce.

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