Perhaps one of the most complex, difficult things to handle in a divorce is finances. Even the most cooperative, amicable divorce will still require a division of property, which may be a lengthy and time-consuming process without the help of a good attorney. Even the best case scenario will include dividing between marital and separate property, debts, assets, inheritances. And these are not even addressing the complexity of alimony/maintenance or child support. Post-divorce finances are, in short, deeply complicated.

However, the more information you are equipped with, the more you can prepare yourself for the complex issues that arise during and after a divorce. The Harris Law Firm has prepared a compendium of resources regarding the different concerns of post-divorce finances. For example, our resources include articles on investigating assets, how divorce affects your credit, and how to manage your legal costs.

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In many marriages, financial matters are the responsibility of one of the two spouses. When a separation occurs, the spouse not active with the finances during the marriage is often overwhelmed when it comes to dealing with their financial situation on their own. Financial counseling can help limit ...
In a dissolution of marriage action, both parties are responsible for providing each other, as well as the court, information regarding the value of their assets. Gathering all available documentation of assets accrued during the marriage and properly dividing marital property is crucial to ...
In Colorado divorce cases a party may win an award of attorney’s fees in two different situations. One situation occurs when a disparity of earning capacity exists among the parties in the case. The second situation is based on the improper conduct of a party within the context of a pending domestic ...
Going through divorce is difficult enough, but discovering your credit has been damaged in the process adds insult to injury. The risk of losing credit is just one of many reasons to seek financial counseling when going through a divorce. Many an unsuspecting divorcee’ realizes after-the-fact ...
Be Informed: While your attorney can guide you and answer your questions, there is a wealth of information readily available to you. Read books, explore the Web, review courthouse publications. Be Organized: Most often, your legal fees are billed by the hour. When you communicate with your attorney, ...
Going through a divorce is a very difficult time. And when it comes to dividing marital property, Buying, selling, and financing the purchase of real estate can also be a very stressful and difficult time. And so it goes – the combination of these life-altering events can create a real ...
Divorce can be financially difficult for both parties, and oftentimes, children suffer due to drastic changes in disposable income after divorce. If you are a newly divorced woman or man and are now forced to enter or re-enter the workforce to provide for your family, you may be experiencing ...
IRAs or 401k and Divorce Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s or IRAs are considered marital property and therefore are subject to division in a divorce. Because these plans are tax deferred, there are rules in place to restrict early withdrawal. Figuring out the best way to divide retirement ...
The financial and tax issues couples face during and after divorce are often complex. Financial counseling is often necessary. It is common for one spouse to have more knowledge in these areas than the other. Often divorce attorneys, with the assistance of financial and accounting professionals, ...
Aside from determining child custody and support issues, dividing assets in divorce (and debt) is the most important (and, often, time-consuming) aspect of divorce. In Colorado, the division of property and other assets basically comes down to marital and separate property. Determining which ...