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Do you and your soon-to-be ex have a cohabitation agreement?

You and your partner may be facing an end to your marriage, but you own property together. How will the division be handled?

You may have a cohabitation agreement that indicates how your property is to be divided. If not, there is another legal remedy to consider.

How to stop creditor harassment

Lawmakers have tried to reduce the volume of creditor harassment, but at the end of the day, many organizations encourage creditors to practice unfair tactics. According to one study, 40 percent of people in debt received at least four creditor calls a week, which constitutes harassment. 

There are numerous actions creditors take that are harassment. These include threatening a child custody agreement, calling you at work and calling you late at night. Here are some steps you can pursue to end harassment

How to talk to children about divorce

Couples in Colorado are not immune from the impact of divorce. In fact, Colorado had the 10th highest divorce rate in the country in January 2017, according to data from Metro USA

There are many difficult topics to go through in a divorce, including alimony and child custody. However, one of the hardest things to do is simply telling any children you share that you and your spouse will separate. There are ways to make this conversation easier on you, your spouse and your children.

What happens to debt after a divorce?

Divorce is stressful enough without any additional worries to contend with. If either you or your ex has considerable debt, though, you will face the dilemma of determining how to handle this. Marriage is not just a union of two lives—it is also typically a union of finances. Separating finances and debt is a tricky issue that you should address carefully with help from a legal professional.

Debt is not always split down the middle in a divorce—despite this being a common expectation. There are several things you need to understand and take into consideration before you make any assumptions about what will happen to your debt in a divorce.

What are my options to stop wage garnishment?

Having your wages garnished can turn out to be a nasty and stressful "surprise." You are likely already struggling with bills and debts, and now you are losing a significant portion of your income. The net effect can be that you no longer have all the money necessary for mortgage payments, food and other essentials.

So, what are your options to stop garnishment?

Debunking 4 common divorce myths

There are numerous myths out there about divorce. One of the most common is that half of all marriages end in divorce. This has been around in some form for several decades. In actuality, the divorce rate has decreased throughout the United States and hit a new low in 2016. 

Divorce still happens all the time, and couples need to go about the process wisely. This involves going into the process informed and separating fact from fiction. 

The importance of same-sex parents being a child's legal parents

When a married man and woman have a child, the husband is presumed to be the baby's father, even if he is not the biological father.

The situation is trickier when it comes to children you and your same-sex spouse planned for together but are not yours biologically. For example, this happens in situations where one woman in a lesbian couple bears a child or when two gay men enlist a female friend to carry one of their biological children. In some circumstances, both same-sex parents' names might be able to go on the birth certificate, but the rights of the nonbiological parent are not as ironclad as they would be in the case of an opposite-sex couple.

Tips for getting rid of debt after your divorce

For many people, divorce means having to live on a leaner budget. It may also mean home downsizes and other big life changes.

In fact, after your divorce is finalized, you may feel overwhelmed at the amount of debt you still have to deal with. Here are some tips to help.

Why you should be careful using social media during a divorce

Social media permeates every aspect of our lives these days. It is no wonder that it has a real effect on marriage and divorce. If you are prone to sharing your thoughts and daily life on social media, you might want to be careful as you get divorced.

While you might be in the habit of using social media frequently and your activities seem innocent, your posts can have a negative impact on the outcome of your divorce. Here are some reasons why you should be mindful of your social media use throughout divorce.

How to manage your finances before a divorce

Usually the biggest issues couples tackle in a divorce are the division of assets and time with children. However, what affects both of those is finances.

Divorce is a costly endeavor, and the steps you take beforehand can influence your financial stability afterward. Follow these tips to manage your money now.


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