For the past 75 years, there has been a tax deduction on the books for those who pay alimony. With Congress's recent passage of sweeping tax reforms, that deduction will become a thing of the past starting in 2019.
Domestic violence is often complicated. It can take a long time to sort through everything, especially when there are not any witnesses. At the same time, domestic violence certainly plays a role in divorce cases.
One of the most difficult aspects about divorce is often the fact that two people who used to be close no longer see eye-to-eye. Statistics show that in 75 to 90 percent of all divorces, one person initiated the divorce while the other spouse wanted to remain married. This, of course, creates a very hostile and unhappy environment from which to start the process of dividing assets.
During our years of providing family law services to Colorado residents, we have fielded many questions about the possibility of representing oneself in divorce proceedings. While it is possible to proceed in this manner, it is important to learn how this process works and whether you are a good candidate for this solution.