The following is a re-post of a letter sent to members of the Family Law Listserve by Col. Mark E. Sullivan, author of the "Military Divorce Handbook."
It outlines a major change in a federal law that will impact property division in every divorce cause involving a member of the military.
Effective January 1, 2016, Colorado adopted its new spousal support maintenance formula. It follows the path of states like Maine, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Jersey in adopting a formula similar to child support to achieve uniformity, providing judges with a guideline to follow when awarding spousal support.
A well-to-do lawyer marries a younger literature teacher, they raise a son and stay married for 20 years, taking in the good life from their homes in New York and France. Only, the marriage actually ended after just a few months, a secret divorce initiated by the husband to protect his assets.
Going through a divorce is difficult, emotional and just simply not a good time in most people's lives. Many turn to friends and family for support, a shoulder to cry on and a sounding board.