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As the 21st century thunders forward, technology and new social norms continue to evolve the shape of marriage. Relationships look vastly different now than when they did 50 years ago, or even 10 years ago. As a result, divorce is beginning to take on a new shape, giving rise to new concerns. For example, as pets become as precious to young couples as children, pet custody is becoming a valid sub-practice underneath divorce law. This is just one way that societal changes are shifting how divorce is conducted.

For that reason, The Harris Law Firm is happy to provide a series of articles and resources regarding current marriage trends and how to best handle them. Ranging from divorce concerns for the elderly to abusing surveillance technology to spy on a spouse, these articles may allow readers in the middle of a divorce to think about aspects of divorce law that they may not have considered before.

Divorce Trends

With divorce come numerous changes: from being married to being single, from having a long-term, committed relationship to being unattached, and from parenting together under one roof to parenting apart (hopefully as co-parents, i.e. cooperative parents). Likewise, there may be changes in residence ...
A recent study by a Harvard educated Ph.D. has indicated that 2/3 of the divorces in the US are initiated by women. This research was reported by a nationally representative study by the American Association of Retired People and was based on the study of more than 1,000 divorced men and women, aged ...
Pet Custody and Divorce Don’t Let Your Divorce Go to the Dogs These days, when someone says their divorce is turning into a dogfight, they may actually be referring to a real dog. While the variety of pets that become the subject of custody battles range from rabbits to ocelots, the vast majority ...
With nearly 50% of all marriages now ending in divorce, it is not unusual for couples to sign a pre-nuptial agreement, or marital agreement, as it is now called under Colorado law. While it is important for couples to be optimistic about their future together, it is also imperative, as it is in the ...
Or Will You Still Need Me When I am 64? People are living longer, staying healthy longer, and sometimes amassing substantial wealth. As a result, many ask, "Do I want to stay married (especially now that the children are grown) to that person I selected when I was so much younger and not nearly as ...
Electronic Spying in Family Law Cases The advent of cheap and easily available devices to spy on your ex, or soon ex-to-be, makes it easy to do so. But tread cautiously. Legal, as well as equitable, pitfalls abound. First, under Colorado law, it is a crime to record a conversation unless one party ...

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