Divorce And Tax Considerations

Divorce and Tax Considerations

The 2016 tax deadline is nearly upon us. If you are just beginning the process of separation or divorce, a financial checklist might be helpful to you. If this is your first year filing taxes after or during your divorce or separation, this post outlines some things to consider.First, and most importantly, consult with an expert in the preparation of your taxes to ensure that you have addressed all the tax implications of the divorce. Taxes are complicated. Divorce and…

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How Do We Tell The Kids About The Divorce?

How Do We Tell the Kids About the Divorce?

When it comes to separation and divorce, there can be of areas of disagreement. But one thing divorcing parents share is a desire to do what’s best for their children and to help protect them from the potential negative impacts of the divorce. The trouble is, parents are often unsure of how to go about achieving this outcome. How do you communicate to your children that their parents have decided to not be together anymore? We understand that this is…

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Preparing For Divorce: Finances & Division Of Assets

Preparing For Divorce: Finances & Division of Assets

Embarking on a separation or divorce can be difficult and overwhelming for many reasons, and one area in particular that can cause stress is finances and the division of assets. Here is a checklist of things you should do first to prepare for divorce: [  ] Run a credit report. Know where your credit stands (this goes for both of you), but also gain access to a list of all open accounts and whose name or names are attached to…

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What We Offer: COCD’s Comprehensive Separation and Divorce Services

The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce provides comprehensive support to separating and divorcing parents and their children. What this means is that we guide and support you and each member of your family through the complex emotional and relationship issues associated with divorce or separation as well as through every step of the legal process, from initially filing for divorce to the final hearing. COCD services are delivered by an expert team of licensed mental health clinicians and attorney mediators in…

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Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado

October was conflict resolution month in Colorado, and as the month comes to a close we’d like to discuss how the out-of-court approach to divorce and separation assists with conflict management and produces more positive outcomes for parents and children. Why mediation? Mediation has been shown to be an effective way to resolve conflict as an alternative to litigation in divorce proceedings. Studies have found that parents who sought mediation were better able to co-parent, resolve conflict at home, and…

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Divorce Without a Lawyer

Divorcing without a lawyer is a path that many couples choose to take. In fact, according to IAALS, at least one of the parents in 80 to 90 percent of family law cases self represent, or go “pro se”. There are many reasons why couples may choose to divorce without a lawyer. It can be expensive, particularly at a time when families can least afford additional expenditures. The very act of hiring separate divorce attorneys might also feel adversarial, raising…

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce

People come to the Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD) with a lot of questions and concerns and that’s OK. In fact, we encourage it! The process of separation and divorce can be confusing and intimidating, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Here are the facts relating to some of the common myths and misconceptions we’ve been hearing: MYTH #1: COCD is a friendly center for friendly divorce, meaning my partner and I have to get along and agree on…

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Supporting Family Wellbeing Through The Divorce Process

Supporting Family Wellbeing Through the Divorce Process

The Center for Out of Court Divorce Denver recently hosted a visit from Patrick Parkinson, a leading advocate of family law reform in Australia.  Patrick, a professor of law at the University of Sydney, was a major participant in the creation of Australia’s Family Relationship Centres which COCD Denver is loosely modeled after. Patrick spoke at length about the negative impact litigation has on families and how this motivated him to create a multi-disciplinary, out-of-court alternative to litigation. The first Family Relationship…

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