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Suzanne Griffiths

Suzanne Griffiths’s Legal Guides

33 total

  • Top 10 things to do before a divorce

    Consider these useful tips before you file for divorce.

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  • Dodging Estate Taxes may Backfire in your Children’s Divorces

    Families rushing to give away assets before the $5.12 million gift- tax exemption reverts to $1 million at year end need to carefully consider the impact on their children in their divorces. In Colorado any gifts and inheritances are excluded from equitable division in divorce cases.

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  • Do I pay 50% of my current child support because my oldest child turned 19 years?

    When one child becomes emancipated many parents believe that child support should be cut in half. The Colorado Child Support Guidelines don't work that way. Child support is based on the Child Support Guidelines and the support is unlikely to be cut in half when one child is emancipated.

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  • What is My Tax Filing Status After a Divorce Action if Filed?

    There are several options for filing your taxes: single, married filing jointly, and married filing separately. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but you must be sure that you are filing under the proper status.

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  • What is an annulment and how is it different from a divorce in Colorado?

    Annulment, legally deemed "a declaration of invalidity of marriage" in Colorado, is thought to be a quick and easy way to end a short marriage. Since Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, there is a diminished need for annulments and the practice of obtaining them has become rel...

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  • Assisted Reproduction

    Definition of Assisted Reproduction Assisted reproduction is a blanket term for a number of techniques that aid fertilization. The most common technique is in-vitro fertilization, where a doctor ret

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  • What is No-Fault Divorce?

    No-fault divorce essentially means that the parties involved do not have to prove blame or responsibility in order to obtain a divorce.

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  • What Happens if My Spouse and I Cannot Come to an Agreement on Parenting our Child?

    What Happens if My Spouse and I Cannot Come to an Agreement on Parenting Time? If both parties cannot come to a reasonable agreement regarding the allocation of parenting time and parenting responsib

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  • Designated Beneficiary Agreements in Colorado

    Definition of a Designated Beneficiary Agreement Married couples in Colorado are granted a wide variety of rights and responsibilites. Designated beneficiary agreements allow unmarried couples to ob

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  • What is legal separation?

    Legal Separation Defined Legal separation is a status which married couples may seek. It allows a married couple to live separately without being bound by the actions and contracts of the other, but

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