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Social media infidelity in Colorado is increasing

Many people are on at least one social media platform every day. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more have made it easy to connect with people we otherwise wouldn't meet -- and reconnect with people we haven't seen since high school or college when we were younger, thinner and more carefree. All of these connections can cause problems in marriages.

How can a receiver help preserve your assets during divorce?

You are planning to divorce your spouse. The two of you own a business together. However, your marital problems have caused the business to suffer badly. Maybe your spouse has gradually pushed you out and taken greater control -- only to completely mismanage it. You just want to keep the business from losing any more value before you can get your fair share of it in the divorce and move on.

Divorce and legal separation: the separation agreement

For some Colorado couples, the decision to end a marriage is not as simple as getting a divorce and moving on. Some will want to separate for a time to see if they are happier outside the marriage or would like to try to repair it. This is one situation in which it can be beneficial to have a separation agreement. There are other reasons why a couple might want to separate. Certain legal factors should be considered in the context of a legal separation. This is why understanding divorce and family law can be critical to a case and whether a legal separation leads to divorce or not.

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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