Life after divorce isn't always easy, but the way you handle the property division aspect of your case will help determine the kind of life you have after divorce. Many people focus on getting as much as they can out of the marriage, and to a degree, that's your right. However, your goal should be to find a way to have both sides walk away satisfied, so you can move on with the right financial support.
As someone who believed that your marriage would last forever, the idea that your spouse is trying to leave can be devastating. Despite your best efforts, it may not be possible to save your marriage, so you'll have to come to terms with your future after divorce.
Getting a divorce in Denver means that you'll be working through an equitable-distribution case. What that means is that you'll be dividing your assets fairly, not evenly, upon your divorce.
After you go through a divorce, there may be times when you want to make changes to your divorce decree. For example, if you accepted certain assets upon divorce but later discover that your ex-spouse hid assets, you and your attorney may petition the court to review what you've found.
Sometimes, you don't want to go through the challenge of a divorce. In fact, you may dislike your spouse so much that you don't even want the record of your marriage to exist. That's what an annulment is for.
We've addressed a host of issues that divorced people face with their co-parents here on our blog. For example, not long ago, we talked about what to do if your co-parent is intentionally disobeying your custody agreement.
If you suffer from alcohol and/or drug issues, spending some time in rehab can put you on the path to a happier, healthier life. If you're a divorced parent whose substance abuse issues have cost you custody and perhaps even unsupervised visitation rights, completing an inpatient recovery program can help you be the parent your kids need.
You and your spouse didn't get a prenuptial agreement before you married. Maybe you didn't think you had enough assets to make one worthwhile. Perhaps neither of you wanted to give any thought to the possibility that your marriage might someday end.
If a judge has ordered that you have only supervised visitation with your children during or after your divorce, it may seem like a slap in the face. However, it's essential to understand that the purpose of supervised visitation is to protect your children -- not to punish you.
One of the best ways -- and often one of the most difficult -- for parents to help their children thrive while adjusting to the divorce is to support their co-parents.