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Marital Agreements

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

If you are going to get married and you and/or your fiancé has some financial history, a marital agreement is worth exploring. The term pre-nuptial or pre-nup generally refers to an agreement where people getting married set out how they’ll handle issues – usually financial issues – in their marriage. Colorado is one state that […]

Divorce finances – yours, mine, and ours

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

During a divorce you and your soon-to-be ex need to make decisions that will impact the rest of your life. One of the biggest issues is money, which has two major parts – property and cash flow.   Property is what the family law professionals call assets and debts. That includes your home, other real […]

Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Through years of consulting on financial issues in divorce, many people have asked if they can afford to get divorced. It’s a question loaded with elements beyond the dollars and cents involved. Most people don’t get married with the thought that they’re entering a financial partnership, but marriage has an element of that. Colorado is […]

Post divorce financial changes

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Divorce is a traumatic experience. You go through extensive negotiations or to court and get a financial settlement that you believe will work. But sometimes things happen and don’t go according to plan. If you’re receiving money in the form of spousal maintenance – which is what Colorado calls alimony – or child support, the […]

Common Financial Mistakes in Divorce

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Divorce is a difficult transition. The emotional fog of the change can make it hard to think logically. And yet decisions need to be made that will impact the rest of your life. Professionals – attorneys, financial experts, parenting coordinators, and therapists – can help avoid big mistakes. Here are a few of the financial […]

Divorce – Recession Style: Income and Expenses

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Divorce is never easy, but add on top of the emotional trauma, the uncertainly of a recession, it gets more difficult.  The next few postings here will deal with some financial issues in divorce and how they’re impacted by our current economic landscape. If both spouses are able to make ends meet comfortably on what […]

Working the Numbers in Divorce

By Linda Leitz - Last updated: Thursday, October 16, 2008

The financial settlement is the major component of many divorces.  Making sure that a professional who is an expert in finances is also an expert in divorce is key.  A financial professional working on a divorce needs to be familiar with the legal landscape in divorce, tax issues that specifically relate to divorce, and the long […]