over the coming weeks we will be adding information on the latest changes to law in Colorado.
This article is the second installment of Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shield's series on tax issues in divorce. In this segment, Bonnie explains how spousal maintenance (alimony) is treated on your taxes and how savvy lawyering can help you receive the best tax treatment on your divorce. How Alimony is Taxed If you awarded spousal [...]
There has been a lot of buzz lately about a new Florida law that prohibits the granting of lifetime spousal maintenance (better known as alimony) along with other changes to the Florida alimony system. This law has ignited a nationwide discussion about how spousal maintenance should work given drastic changes to American family culture. This [...]
During a divorce tax issues are commonly overlooked, often even by divorce attorneys. This series of articles by Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shields discusses the tax effects of divorce. Part 1 of this series specifically looks into the tax ramifications of property transfers that happen as a result of a divorce. Property Division During a [...]
Many clients approach divorce believing some myths about how the process begins and what facts are relevant to the process. Colorado's no fault divorce rules allow for dissolution of marriage without the burden of showing a reason for the divorce. The rule also generally prohibits spouses from bringing up certain issues (such as infidelity) in [...]
This month Diane L. Danois, a divorce attorney and contributor to the Huffington Post, authored a great article on common mistakes people make that drive up their divorce costs. This article offers up wonderful insight on how you can help to keep your legal fees low by doing a few simple things. As a Littleton [...]
I have been a divorce attorney for over ten years, and was a paralegal for a divorce attorney for several years before that. In all the years that I have been working on divorce cases, meeting with divorce clients, and litigating hearings, I have come to see some patterns in people’s behavior that is destructive [...]
Many times throughout my career, I have had clients who have had an affair. Sometimes the spouse knows about it, and sometimes they haven’t found out about it yet. The purpose of this article is to give you some advice on things that you may want to consider doing and not doing if this is [...]
Being in a car accident is a terrifying experience that can leave people uncertain what to do. Littleton Personal Injury Attorney Bonnie Shields can help.
Beginning the process of divorcing your spouse in Colorado requires some basic knowledge and considerations. Littleton Divorce Attorney Bonnie Shields understands this process well. This article will help guide you through three of the basics of starting your divorce. […]