11 Practical Tips for Helping Children Wear Masks When Visiting

Posted February 24, 2021

Visitation is an essential element of child custody agreements in Denver divorce mediation, and of co-parenting in general. Visitation allows for a growing parent-child relationship no matter where a child primarily lives.  Even 50/50 custody splits include visitation when a child lives for long periods of time with one parent

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How to Minimize the Value of Your Must-Have Divorce Assets

Posted February 17, 2021

Splitting up assets in a divorce is about more than who “gets” the house or car. Often, spouses get caught up in the idea of maintaining the pre-marriage lifestyle or getting stuff that makes their ex jealous of the split. Television drama divorces lead us to make these assumptions but

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8 Signs That Your Divorce Needs New Mediated Terms

Posted February 3, 2021

During Denver divorce mediation, we try to write up a divorce agreement that will work for both parties indefinitely. Ideally, divorce finalizes an emotional and logistical separation of two lives. The terms you set up at that moment depended on the income, potential, and lifestyle you had at the time.

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Why Should Divorce be Simple?

Posted January 26, 2021

The life changing event of divorce is not easy. No one decides to divorce in an instant. Just the path to the “divorce decision” is filled with pain, fear, lost hopes and remorse. The financial and emotional turmoil associated with an actual divorce is life altering. Divorce ranks second to

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Divorce Tax Planning Why are the next 40 days are so important?

Posted January 26, 2021

Because the Internal Revenue Service will determine your marital and filing status for the entire year based upon your marital status as of December 31 of the relevant year, time is running out if you would like to have a choice in, and possible financial benefit from, your 2015 Colorado

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Dividing Retirement Accounts at Divorce

Posted January 26, 2021

Many divorcing couples in Colorado falsely believe that in order to divide retirement accounts at a divorce, one must liquidate that account, incur the associated taxes and penalties, then transfer the remaining proceeds to their spouse. However, by obtaining strong guidance from a Split Simple mediator and following the proper

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Telling the kids, “We are getting divorced.”

Posted January 26, 2021

Over the course of several posts, we will provide some tips for talking with your children about your divorce, as this is one of the questions most asked of our attorney mediators. The first tip universally recommended by experts is to work with your co-parent in order to establish an

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Three Steps to File for Divorce or Legal Separation in Colorado

Posted January 26, 2021

Starting your divorce may seem daunting, but in reality it is simple and straightforward. Here are the three steps necessary to begin your Divorce or Legal Separation in Colorado Step One: Select How You Would Like to File: Many couples in Colorado elect to file their Divorce or Legal Separation

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