Colorado Springs Criminal Defense & Divorce Blog

Criminal defense lawyer and divorce attorney Bryson Perkins offers regular tips and guides for the people of Colorado Springs seeking legal console.

When is Spousal Maintenance Awarded in a Colorado Divorce? “The economic lives of spouses are frequently closely intertwined in marriage and… it is often impossible to later segregate the respective decisions and contributions of the spouses. Consequently, awarding spousal maintenance may be...
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Ask any grandparent and they will tell you how much joy their grandchildren bring to them. Whether called grandma and grandpa, baba and poppy, or nana and pop-pop, grandparents form special bonds with their children’s children, and the time they spend together is irreplaceable and priceless....
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There are many consequences that follow an arrest and conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado. Hefty fines, court-ordered rehab, limits on or loss of your driving privileges, and jail time may all lay ahead. But a DUI can have repercussions well beyond what the judge in your...
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The agreements and final divorce decree that lay out the respective rights and obligations of spouses are based on the circumstances that exist at that time. This includes the determination of child support. But life moves forward after the ink dries on your divorce papers, and the world as it was...
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Marriages end. The legal process of ending a valid marriage – whether the marriage lasted for 20 years, 20 months, or 20 days - is called divorce. Sometimes, however, marriages never existed in the first place. In other words, people can enter into a marriage that is invalid in the eyes of the...
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Picking up stakes and moving residences has been part of the American story since those Pilgrim families jumped off the Mayflower and moved to Massachusetts. Individuals and families remain mobile to this day, moving for a wide variety of reasons – job opportunities, to be close to relatives, or...
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Most couples walking down the aisle on their wedding day don’t think they will ever be walking up the steps of a courthouse to file divorce papers. But most couples also know statistics show that marriages can and often do end well before “`til death do us part.” That’s why many Colorado couples...
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Lying, cheating, deception – and the loss of trust that is a product of such things – are all too often the reasons underlying a divorce. Sometimes, the lies and deception don’t end when the marriage does. Even though the parties in a Colorado divorce proceeding are obligated to make full and...
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Divorces involving active duty members of the armed forces are unique in a number of respects. Lengthy deployments, multiple relocations, and a complicated system of compensation and benefits can make the end of a military marriage even more challenging than a divorce between civilians. Navigating...
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Even if you don’t have experience hiring people to work for you, it’s likely you’ve been on a job interview before. When you show up for a job interview, you expect to be peppered with questions about your background and your experience, among other things, as the person sitting across the table...
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Since all divorces are unique and all divorce attorneys are different, it can be difficult to know at the beginning of the process how much your divorce will cost you in legal fees. That said, there are things that every person going through a divorce can do to help keep their legal expenses down....
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You can be married in Colorado without having a ceremony, a reception, a ring, or a marriage license. The state of Colorado remains one of a handful of states that recognize the institution of “common law” marriage. But like other marriages, common law marriages don’t always work out. When that...
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