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Not every state is typical when it comes to divorce

The national rate at which people end their marriages is often quoted as being approximately 40 percent. There are many variables that go into that number, and various states have differing rates of divorce filings. Colorado makes the list of states with a higher rate of divorce, which may mean that residents here may benefit from having a plan regarding future property division.

It may seem strange that Valentine's Day, which is a holiday that celebrates love, comes in the midst of divorce season. Though the country's divorce rate has remained relatively unchanged over the past several years, each state has its own statistics. As would be expected, in those states where the marriage rate is lower, the divorce rate is also lower. In states with a higher average of married residents, the divorce rate rises accordingly.

Actor Tom Arnold files for divorce for fourth time

Life in Hollywood comes with not just fame and extravagant lifestyles; it also comes with a great deal of pressure and the stress of constant public scrutiny. This may be one reason why many celebrity marriages end in divorce. In reality, marriages often face obstacles that some Colorado residents have discovered simply cannot be overcome.

Recently, actor Tom Arnold announced that he and his current wife have decided to part ways. The couple have been married for approximately nine years and they have two young children. Though they did not list a date of separation in their court documents, the actor stated that they officially split up toward the end of January.

Consider the costs involved in proposed divorce settlements

The process of getting a divorce can be draining, emotionally and financially. However, in spite of the temptation to reach a divorce settlement as quickly as possible, it may be more prudent to fully investigate the financial consequences of any settlement proposals. Colorado residents are best served by seeking the advice of professionals before accepting any proposed terms.

A divorce is not just ending a personal relationship with another individual; it also entails the separation of marital assets and liabilities. This process can become complicated and may wind up costing one or the other if one is unaware of the tax implications during property division negotiations. It is in each party's best interest is collect all pertinent financial documents in order to have a complete financial picture of all assets involved. One of the biggest liabilities may come in the form of taxes that may be owed both during and after the divorce. Spouses may choose to work together to reduce the tax burden and then divide any savings.

Calls for implementation of tracking to stop domestic violence

The current government shutdown has impacted many projects that have not been in the headlines. Some of these programs include outreach efforts for victims of domestic violence. In spite of the current woes of the federal government, there are many Colorado residents who may be in need of assistance with protecting themselves and their loved ones from this serious problem.

One program that has been negatively affected is the Violence Against Women Act. This act was intended to provide services to victims of domestic violence but was up for renewal when the shutdown occurred. Without funding or renewal, thousands of victims nationwide may be more vulnerable to falling victim to further violence. Once the program is up and running once again, there are calls for it to look into implementation of a new tracking program that has shown to be effective in other locales, in preventing offenders from returning to previous behaviors.

Skilled legal assistance is a must in a military divorce

Being married while at least one spouse is engaged in active duty often requires a level of commitment and sacrifice that is difficult to maintain. Deployments and reassignments may eventually take a toll that the spouses cannot endure. Colorado residents who are considering filing for a military divorce do have access to legal advice that can help ease the process.

Regardless of the branch of service, almost every servicemember or spouse can seek legal assistance from the base's assigned legal advice personnel. These individuals can provide free services to one or the other party, which can include providing information concerning both the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as well as the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act. Both of these are federal laws that provide assurance that the rights of either spouse are protected.

Financial secrets can take a toll and eventually lead to divorce

According to surveys, financial stress plays a major role in why marriages become troubled. Even though many married couples share bank and credit accounts, a surprising number of spouses reported that they are not forthcoming to their partners regarding their financial affairs. Colorado residents who are struggling in their marriages due to financial difficulties may be considering filing for a divorce.

While a pleasant surprise can bring a smile to a spouse's face and brighten a relationship, secrets concerning debt and money troubles often place undo stress on an already struggling marriage. According to a survey of those who have significant credit card debt, approximately 32 percent reported that they have concealed the amount of their debt from their spouse. In addition, others have reported hiding both debts and assets -- including income --from their significant other.

4 Social Media Posts To Avoid During Your Divorce

When you join your friends for drinks at the View House or another fun restaurant, it can be impossible to resist posting a picture of your cocktail, pals or appetizer to your Instagram account. You may also want to show your followers how great Mount Evans looks as it soars above the front range. While you may not give much thought to your social media posts, they could be disastrous for your divorce proceedings.

Nearly two out of three Americans use social media. If you regularly post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another service, you appreciate how social media helps you document your life and stay connected with others. Nevertheless, if you are anticipating a divorce or trying to negotiate a reasonable dissolution of your marriage, you should understand how social media may affect the outcome. While you may not have to give up your social media accounts entirely, there are four types of posts you should avoid.

4 Social Media Posts To Avoid During Your Divorce

When you join your friends for drinks at the View House or another fun restaurant, it can be impossible to resist posting a picture of your cocktail, pals or appetizer to your Instagram account. You may also want to show your followers how great Mount Evans looks as it soars above the front range. While you may not give much thought to your social media posts, they could be disastrous for your divorce proceedings.

Nearly two out of three Americans use social media. If you regularly post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another service, you appreciate how social media helps you document your life and stay connected with others. Nevertheless, if you are anticipating a divorce or trying to negotiate a reasonable dissolution of your marriage, you should understand how social media may affect the outcome. While you may not have to give up your social media accounts entirely, there are four types of posts you should avoid.

Four things to consider about keeping a house in a divorce

A divorce represents a difficult time in most people's lives. Not only are you ending a marriage, but you also preparing to live an entirely new life, largely on your own. Keeping the marital home can provide stability and familiarity. If you are nervous about all the changes, this may be incredibly appealing.

Staying in your home may make sense, or it can prove unwise. Before you push to keep the house, you may want to answer these questions for yourself.

After 4 years, former American Idol judge has a divorce judgment

There are many reasons why a marriage may not survive. For those in the entertainment industry, life under public scrutiny may play a role in the countless relationships that end in divorce. Colorado residents who are fans of talent shows may be aware that a former judge on American Idol has been waiting for years for his divorce to be settled.

After years of deciding the future of aspiring singers, former American Idol judge, Randy Jackson, has a decision of his own -- from divorce court. Jackson, who was a judge on the popular show for years, was served with divorce papers in 2014. The musician was married to Erika Riker for 18 years. They have two children who are now grown. When Riker initially petitioned for the divorce, she requested that she be granted physical custody and joint legal custody of the couple's son who was a minor at the time.

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