Can Uncontested Divorce Work For Couples With Serious Disagreements?

Posted February 19, 2016

One point we hear a lot from Aurora-area couples considering divorce is the idea that their problems are too complicated for divorce mediation. You might think that you and your spouse disagree over too much to go through the uncontested divorce process. But this isn't true. "Uncontested divorce" does not

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Will We Have To Liquidate Our Retirement Accounts?

Posted February 15, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions related to divorce and financial matters is that retirement accounts must be completely liquidated. Many people believe that they will have to cash out their retirement accounts, then divide the money equally as part of a divorce settlement. Fortunately, this isn't so. Liquidation might

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How Does Colorado Handle Alimony?

Posted February 11, 2016

Alimony is often a point of contention for Denver-area couples considering a divorce. It can cause a lot of strife and disagreement, and these are not conducive to a productive negotiating session. Colorado’s alimony law sets guidelines for judges to consider. These aren’t hard-and-fast rules, but they are recommendations for

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10 Signs Split Simple Is The Right Choice For You

Posted February 1, 2016

When you’re facing the hard reality of divorce, it’s important to stay calm and remember your options. A traditional courtroom divorce isn’t your only choice- you can choose the smarter, smoother, simpler option instead. Split Simple offers divorce mediation to couples who have decided to dissolve their marriages. We use

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How Will Blame For The Divorce Affect The Final Settlement?

Posted January 26, 2016

Divorcing couples are often rather obsessed with the idea of blame. Each party believes the other party is responsible for the divorce, and they’re intent on proving this to a lawyer, mediator or judge. Here’s the thing: blame doesn’t matter. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means the state’s

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Is a Judge’s Approval For Our Settlement Automatic?

Posted January 19, 2016

Under Colorado's divorce mediation laws, any settlement you and your spouse reach must be approved by a judge before it's finalized. How difficult is earning a judge's approval? Well, it depends. If you choose Split Simple for your divorce mediation needs, the judge's approval is almost a lock. We have

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Will We Have To Split All Assets Equally?

Posted January 12, 2016

Finding an equitable division of assets is a necessary part of a divorce settlement. Without a division plan that meets the "equitable" standard, the settlement will not earn a judge's approval, which means the divorce can't be finalized. However, the idea that all assets must be divided along a precise

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Three Tips for Dealing with Debts During Divorce

Posted January 7, 2016

In working with Colorado divorce clients, we have found three areas often neglected by attorneys, mediators and “do it yourself” folks.  This post will provide you with information to avoid potentially costly mistakes surrounding debt and divorce. Obtain Your Credit Report. Every person facing a divorce or legal separation should

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How Will Child Custody Be Determined?

Posted January 5, 2016

At Split Simple, our top priority when working with a family that has children is to find a child custody solution that serves the best interests of the child. We know that’s your priority as well. In Colorado, “the best interests of the child” is the primary determinant for child

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Children, Divorce and the Holidays, Part Two

Posted December 1, 2015

Previously we discussed some considerations regarding children, divorce and the holidays, such as specific holiday parenting plans and focusing on the children during the holidays. Here are some additional tips to consider when dealing with divorce over the holidays. Keep the Family and Friends in Check – Time during the

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