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Suzanne Griffiths

Littleton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Who Gets the Family Home in a Divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    The question of who gets the house in a divorce comes up all the time. Find out some of the factors courts consider when determining which party to award the house to.

    36 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. Dodging Estate Taxes may Backfire in your Children’s Divorces

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 1 year ago.

    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.

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful

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

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, about 3 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, about 3 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, about 3 years ago.

    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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  6. Assisted Reproduction

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 3 years ago.

    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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  7. What is No-Fault Divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 3 years ago.

    What is No-Fault Divorce? Colorado uses “no-fault divorce” which essentially means that the parties involved do not have to prove blame or responsibility in order to obtain a divorce. Instead, the c

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

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 3 years ago.

    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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  9. Designated Beneficiary Agreements in Colorado

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, almost 4 years ago.

    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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  10. What is legal separation?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, almost 4 years ago.

    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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