Family Law

Surviving Divorce with Kids, with Monica Brizendine – Ep. 12

April 15,2021

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, till death do us part. When you said those vows, you meant every word of it and never prepared yourself for the end. Maybe you saw it coming, maybe you didn’t. Either way, going through a divorce affects every single area of your life and […]

An Alternative Approach to Colorado’s Maintenance Formula

April 13,2021

There are many ways to analyze spousal maintenance. Divorce lawyers and parties will often focus on the approach that works to their advantage. Obviously one way is to focus exclusively on the income of each party and the formulas under Colorado’s “maintenance guidelines.” But that’s not the only way, and the guidelines are technically inapplicable […]

Selling Real Estate in a Divorce with Aspen Realtor Chris Klug – Ep. 10

April 09,2021

Selling a house can be one of the biggest challenges that arises during the divorce process. Aspen realtor Chris Klug joins Ryan Kalamaya on Episode 10 of Divorce at Altitude to discuss what a realtor can do to ensure that both parties are able to get the most value for one of the biggest assets in a […]

Maintaining Health and Wellness During Divorce with Dr. Susan Darrah – Ep. 8

April 09,2021

The stress and grief that comes with experiencing a life altering event such as divorce, can affect someone both physically and emotionally. In episode 8 of Divorce at Altitude, Dr. Susan Harrah joins Amy Goscha to discuss the main areas of your health that you should focus on during the divorce process.  In This Episode –       How […]

The Art of Determining Spousal Maintenance

April 06,2021

As we said before, the guidelines in Colorado are “advisory” and supposed to be one factor among several in determining maintenance. They are not legally binding and the court can deviate by increasing or decreasing the amount or duration. Moreover, as stated previously, when the combined income exceeds $240,000 per year, the formulaic approach is […]

The History and Science of Alimony in Colorado

March 30,2021

Every divorcing client asks us: how much will I pay/receive in alimony? There’s an emotional element to paying spousal maintenance. Whether that is right or wrong, the first step is to ask whether there will even be spousal maintenance.  Assuming that the situation passes the “threshold test” from our previous email, the next step is […]

Child Custody Issues Across State Borders, with Brian Walters – Ep. 6

March 25,2021

Eric Wolff and his wife Melanie live in Houston but have a home in Aspen they frequent in the winter and summers. Melanie comes to Aspen with the kids, stays there and files for divorce while Eric is still in Houston. How is a custody agreement arranged?  In Episode 6 of Divorce at Altitude, Brian Walters of Walters Gilbreath, […]

Will Spousal Maintenance Even be Awarded?

March 24,2021

Every divorcing client asks us: how much will I pay/receive in alimony? There’s an emotional element to paying spousal maintenance. Whether that is right or wrong, the first step is to ask whether there will even be spousal maintenance. The “Threshold Test” After addressing the preliminary factors we covered in our last post, there are […]

What Do Lawyers Think About Before Their Client Files For Divorce? | Divorce at Altitude – Ep. 5

March 18,2021

In Episode 5, Ryan and Amy discuss what pre-filing considerations come to mind in Eric Wolff’s story after his initial consultation when he makes the decision to hire a divorce attorney. They go over different scenarios that can affect the timing of filing, such as a recent move to Colorado from a different state, or upcoming […]

How Much Alimony Will I Pay or Receive?

March 18,2021

People considering or beginning a divorce understandably want to know how much they may receive in spousal maintenance or how much they can expect to pay. Unfortunately, spousal maintenance (aka alimony) is part science and part art. I’ll explain what’s science and what’s art in separate posts. First, you should understand the preliminary factors that […]

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