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How Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Complicate Child Custody Arrangements

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Uncategorized

Divorce is unpleasant enough if you not getting along with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse, but a domestic violence accusation makes matters more difficult. Whether you are the one making the accusations, or the one being accused, domestic violence restraining orders, or DVROs, complicate child custody arrangements.

Here are some things you should know about how DVROs affect child custody arrangements and visitations.

How Can One File a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Colorado Divorce Law: The Division of Special Assets and Debts

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Divorce/Separation

The division of assets and debts is one of the most controversial and complicated stages in a divorce. The division gets even more complicated for certain items people consider special or valuable. Here are a few examples of such items and how their division usually unfolds.

Engagement Rings

States each handle engagement rings differently. In some states, the ring belongs to both people, while in other states, the ring is a gift that the recipient gets to keep. Colorado is one of the states that take the latter approach. Each person gets to keep the wedding bands and engagement rings they received from the other person.

The rationale is that the engagement ring is a conditional gift that one person gives the other before marriage. You satisfy the condition of the gift once the marriage actually happens. Thus, you get to keep the gift when you divorce because you have already met the condition. However, you have to return the rings if you break the engagement before marriage.

The Complications of Autism and Divorce

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Uncategorized

Parents of a child with autism often find themselves in a struggle to maintain a positive and fruitful relationship. Many such parents report unique strains in their marriage, such as less time to spend together as a couple and decreased patience with their spouse.

Despite the challenges that occur in families where at least one child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 2012 survey of more than 77,000 parents found that the parents of a child with autism divorce at the same rate as other couples. Still, some children with autism do experience their parents’ divorce, and that event can have significant effects on their well-being.

Tips to Help You Divide Your Business During Your Divorce

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Uncategorized

You have a major task on your hands if you have to divide a business in your divorce. The following are some useful measures to help you with the division.

Categorize the Business Properly

Colorado is an equitable division state, which means Colorado courts don't necessarily divide marital assets equally. Rather, the courts divide marital assets in a fair manner and take into account various factors, such the value of your separate assets, how much debt you have, and the length of your marriage.

Parenting Plans and Vacation Planning: What You Need to Know

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Uncategorized

After a divorce, a trip with your children should be a happy and restful reprieve. During the divorce, you and your spouse should have created a parenting plan which outlines your plans to co-parent the kids after the divorce. Vacation time is an important component of the parenting plan.

The plan allows each of you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts or concerns about how the children vacation. Be sure to consider the following points referring to vacation when you develop your parenting plan.

The Benefits of Agreeing to and Attending Divorce Mediation

Written by Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C. on . Posted in Uncategorized

Not every marriage ends in happily ever after. Up to 50 percent of all couples who get married end up getting divorced down the road. If you are divorcing your spouse and you are not on the same page as far as asset separation, debt separation, and child custody go, you may think that going to divorce court is in your future. But there is an alternative.