Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Top Divorce Consultation Questions | Episode 125

October 13, 2022 Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha
Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
Top Divorce Consultation Questions | Episode 125
Show Notes

Today we are re-broadcasting an episode that has aired before; we’re talking about the top seven frequently asked questions that come up in a consultation, what they are, and what our responses usually sound like. Using the example of Melanie and Eric Wolff, we ask and answer some pertinent questions common to the divorce process. You’ll hear all about the relevance of the reason for divorce in the courtroom, including what it means to be a non-fault state, dissipation, and marital waste. 

Next, we dive into the specific scenario of a divorce initiated because of infidelity, whether it matters who is first to file, and what determines the details of a parental plan in Colorado. We’ll also be discussing the way Colorado favors fathers more than other states, whether or not it matters if your name is on the deed for the property you share, and when the right time is to start dating. Tune in for an in-depth discussion about today’s deviation from traditional trends in alimony and maintenance, having confidence in your lawyer, and more!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • We discuss whether or not the reason for divorce is relevant to the legal proceedings.
  • What it means to be a non-fault state, like Colorado. 
  • The relevance of dissipation and marital waste.
  • What Amy would recommend to a couple getting divorced because of an infidelity.
  • Amy and Ryan’s perspectives on whether or not it matters who is first to file.
  • How custody is decided in Colorado and what parenting plans look like. 
  • What Amy would want to know from Eric about his children before determining the parenting plan.
  • Why Amy will usually highlight putting the needs of the children before those of the parent. 
  • Why Colorado’s law favors fathers far more than any other state. 
  • Amy’s response to the question of when the appropriate time is to start dating.
  • The importance of finding a healthy outlet during the divorce process.
  • Whether or not it matters if your name is on the deed for the property you share. 
  • Why Ryan’s primary focus during the first consultation is to listen.
  • Navigating living arrangements during the divorce process.
  • The two biggest factors: risk of parental relocation, and the cost implication.
  • Addressing the question of alimony. 


What is Divorce at Altitude? 

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

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