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In 2013 the Colorado Legislature amended CRS 14-10-114 concerning spousal support (also known as maintenance or alimony) in divorce.  The amendment became effective starting in January 2014.  The new law still prohibits a court from awarding maintenance except when one

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Dividing Property in Divorce: Marital and Separate Property

Many lay people do not understand that, before dividing property in divorce,  a judge must first distinguish between marital and separate property.  The judge cannot simply divide all property and debt equally between the parties.  Although that happens sometimes, Colorado law does not

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Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Colorado Law recognizes and treats Common Law Marriage precisely as it does licensed, ceremonial marriages.   However, most people have very little understanding about what creates a Common Law Marriage.  For example, many people ask us ‘”but don’t I have

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