Here's a hypothetical situation for Colorado readers to consider. Imagine you are going through or are about to go through a divorce where a lot of assets are at stake. Now imagine you stand to gain a sizable inheritance from your parents when they pass on, and you and your parents want that inheritance to be protected.
A divorce is typically a difficult time for all parties, especially when it involves children or a large amount of assets. Some parties in a divorce may resort to deception to obtain favorable terms, as the following case shows.
Some of the more complicated decisions to be made during a divorce often revolve around issues of child custody. While many couples are able to determine child custody arrangements through negotiations, often a custody case falls before a judge, who will determine a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of the child.
On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters adopted Amendment 64, which decriminalizes the possession, transfer (including retail sales), and cultivation of marijuana with certain limitations. The Amendment adds Section 16 to Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution. While it will be some time before a regulatory scheme is developed and implemented as required by the Amendment, parts of the Amendment will take effect upon certification of the election results by the Governor (i.e., decriminalization of possession and transfers without remuneration).
After a divorce, it's not just the partners who are affected but the children. Child support is often mandated by the court to make sure the best interests of the child are preserved, and a man failing to pay child support is not uncommon. But a developing child support case in a nearby state is highly unusual.
Icy conditions are inevitable in Colorado and so is the potential injury resulting from a slip and fall on ice. The following will address, in general, the potential liability involved if an injury occurs when a pedestrian slips and falls on an icy public sidewalk adjacent to private property in Colorado. The facts and circumstances of each incident should be reviewed by a qualified attorney to analyze the municipal ordinances, whether the sidewalk is public or private, the potential liability of the pedestrian and other relevant factors.
Divorce can put a strain on finances for all parties involved. This is especially true in a high-asset divorce, where property division must be carefully considered by family members or the courts. Prenuptial agreements and other documents may help in this process, but in their absence, a court may be expected to rule on dividing some assets. Those who face trouble arranging their finances and dividing assets should strive to understand their rights and obligations under the law.