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Uncontested Divorce Mediation

February 29, 2016

The simple reality of divorce is that it's fundamentally an economic matter. You may not be getting divorced because of money, but it would be unwise to go through our uncontested divorce process without thoroughly considering the financial implications of the result.

The tax implications are particularly important. The timing of your divorce can play a significant role in determining how much money you owe- or receive from- the IRS. And in the aftermath of a divorce, this money is nothing to sneeze at. Why not maximize your savings and minimize what you pay to Uncle Sam?...

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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 mean "easy divorce" or "simple divorce." It refers only to the end of the negotiation process, once an agreement has been...

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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 be an option, but it's absolutely not a necessity. One of the goals of Split Simple's divorce mediation process...

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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 appropriate amounts and time periods for alimony. As such, we'll keep these guidelines in mind when...

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February 01, 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 a proven, rigorous, data-driven process that is designed to fairly and equitably resolve outstanding issues.

If you live in or around Denver, Boulder or any other Colorado community and you...

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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 divorce mediation laws do not take blame into account so the reasons for the end of the marriage simply do not...

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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 a long track record of crafting legally sound divorce agreements that meet all of the state's requirements. As such, judges look kindly on our agreements and tend to approve them without changes.

We also offer you a guarantee that, in the unlikely event a judge denies...

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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 50/50 line is a common misconception. In fact, our attorney-mediators have some flexibility when working to find a fair division of marital assets.


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January 07, 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 take a moment to run their credit report using a free service such as...

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January 05, 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 custody (called "parental responsibility" in Colorado). As such, when we work with Denver-area clients to reach a divorce settlement, we make sure the custody conversation stays focused on relevant, tangible considerations, not past resentments.

Our attorney-mediators will work with both...

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