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Colorado's New Uniform Premarital And Marital Agreements Act

Daniel Noffsinger - Friday, October 10, 2014

Last year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act into law. The law, however, did not become effective until just recently on July 1, 2014.  READ MORE...

Same Sex Marriages Are Now Legal In Colorado; Clerks To Issue Marriage Licenses

Daniel Noffsinger - Friday, October 10, 2014

In a long-awaited decision for same-sex couples throughout Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court lifted a stay preventing county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Colorado’s decision followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals on in other federal circuits regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in other states.   READ MORE...

Colorado’s New Alimony Law For Divorcing Couples

Daniel Noffsinger - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Divorce can be a stressful, emotional event for the husband and wife, as well as other family members. Divorce is a complicated process that requires the detailed attention and care of an experienced divorce attorney. During the divorce process, there are a variety of issues that need to be resolved, including alimony (now referred to as ‘spousal maintenance’), child support, distribution of marital property, child custody, and parental visitation rights. Separately, each of these issues involves a multitude of questions and concerns, which may further complicate or delay the divorce process.  READ MORE...

Federal Court of Appeals Stays Same-Sex Marriages In Colorado

Daniel Noffsinger - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Last month, a federal judge in Denver held that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. The judge, however, temporarily stayed enforcement of the ruling until August 25, which meant no marriage licenses could be issued to same-sex couples. The purpose of the stay was to permit the state to appeal the judge’s ruling.  Following the ruling, the Colorado Supreme Court had to order a county clerk in Boulder to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The clerk in Boulder issued 202 licenses to same-sex couples.  READ MORE...

You Asked: How Much Of My Military Retirement Is My Spouse Entitled To?

Daniel Noffsinger - Saturday, June 14, 2014

Barracks lawyers. You know what I’m talking about. I was a barracks lawyer in a prior life. I literally stole a copy of the Uniform Code of Military Justice from the company office and walked around the barracks advising fellow soldiers of what their superiors “couldn’t do to them.” Turns out I was often wrong, but I think I got an A for effort.  READ MORE...