Divorce Tax Planning: October 1 is a Critical Date

Posted August 17, 2016

At Split Simple, we go beyond a lot of Denver divorce attorneys in our attention to the financial details of your divorce. Financial planning is a big part of what our attorney-mediators do. This includes an awareness of the tax implications of your divorce. And this is a good time

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Determining Who Keeps the Pets after a Divorce

Posted August 17, 2016

For many animal lovers, a dog or a cat isn't just a pet. It's a member of the family. So you can imagine the stress and drama that ensues when two animal lovers share a pet, then get divorced. Who will keep the animal? How will you make that determination?

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Tips for Creating a Joint Custody Schedule for the School Year

Posted August 16, 2016

August is back-to-school month, which is an exciting development for a number of reasons. It’s a chance for your kids to return to the schoolhouse and get back to learning about the world. But the school year also presents certain logistical difficulties, especially for parents in the midst of a

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VIDEO: How Much Alimony should be Paid in Colorado?

Posted August 9, 2016

Several years ago, the Colorado State Legislature enacted a statute containing updated guidelines governing how alimony (spousal support) should be determined in Colorado. This law plays a significant role in the way the court will rule during an alimony dispute as part of a divorce action. In the following video,

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Does it Matter Who Initiates the Divorce?

Posted July 25, 2016

If you are considering filing for divorce, you may be wondering whether you will gain an advantage by initiating the divorce proceeding. In general, it doesn't really matter which spouse files for divorce first. However, in some situations you may experience some legal and financial benefits by initiating the process.

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Quiz – Do You Need an Attorney-Mediator for Your Divorce?

Posted July 20, 2016

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you may be wondering if you need an advocate to represent your best interests during the process. This quiz will help you determine if an attorney-mediator would be a helpful asset that can ensure that the proceedings go easily and are

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VIDEO: Meet Divorce Mediator Chris Griffith

Posted July 18, 2016

If you would like to reduce the time, acrimony and costs associated with the divorce process, you may want to consider mediation as an alternative to a traditional litigated divorce. However, it is critical that you work with an experienced attorney-mediator who not only understands the Colorado laws which apply

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Summer Travel Tips for Parents Going through a Divorce

Posted July 12, 2016

. Summer vacations with the family can be a highlight of the year, providing memories that last a lifetime. However, the experience can be much more challenging the first time you take the children on vacation by yourself. If you are in the process of going through a divorce, you

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Whose Side is the Mediator On?

Posted April 29, 2016

In the American legal system, attorneys are ethically obligated to fight for the best interests of their clients. They represent a specific client, and it is their job to use all legal and ethical means to pursue a positive outcome for that client. This is the dynamic most people are

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