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Divorce vs Long-term Separation

Many spouses need separations to gain perspective and hopefully realize what they missed in their spouse. Separations of a few days, weeks or months can be a good breather for one or both spouses. But when the separation stretches into years with no filing for divorce and no movement towards reconciliation, that can create many new problems.

While two people are still legally married, they are still legally liable if one …

Divorce Rate of the Over 50’s Multiplies

While the recent economic recession has lowered the national divorce rate, the divorce rate of people over age 50 has grown significantly. In approximately the last 10 years the number of people who acquired divorces that were over 50 has grown from 10% to 28%. At over 50, the loss of a spouse either by death or divorce can create health and economic issues which can then create a burden …

Colorado to Get New Alimony Laws

Many states across the nation have established laws recently that set out to limit or standardize alimony payments and as of January 2014, Colorado will follow suit with them. The new law will offer a formula to determine the spousal maintenance in a divorce. This new formula will serve as a guide for judges to follow but judges will also weigh such issues as children and property. The length of …

Divorce Backlog in JAG Offices

The Colorado Revised Statutes 14-10-114 has been enacted which basically states that a determination of maintenance will be made in each and every divorce case and the Court will make a Findings concerning the following:

The amount of each party’s gross income;
The marital property apportioned to each party;
The financial resources of each party;
The reasonable financial needs as established during the marriage.

The House Bill is 42 pages in length and signed by the governor …

David W. Enoch Distinguished Service Award

On March 13, 2013, local attorney  Lynn L. Olney was presented the David W. Enoch Distinguished Service Award for his many years of volunteer service as a practicing attorney mentoring teens in behalf  the Colorado Springs Teen Court, Inc. A  luncheon ceremony was held at the Cheyenne Resort Center where over three hundred guests attended.

Teen Court is a non profit organization that works with teens between the ages of 12 …

Help in moving after divorce

Thank you for all your help in representing my daughter in obtaining the right for my daughter to move form Colorado Springs to New Mexico with our three grandchildren.  We were impressed with the manner that you conducted yourself before the Judge, particularly when you cross examined  the testimony of our ex-son in law.  We look forward to using your services again should he file any more requests with the …

Getting back meaningful parenting time

This is a brief note to congratulate you on your legal expertise that led to me getting back to right to have meaningful parenting time with my two daughters. I promise never to try again to be my own lawyer.  I know that we will be back in Court in the summer of 2014, but I feel confident we will prevail as we did at the last hearing.

Mike W.

Support for son and grandchildren

Thanks for helping my son and our grand children in his nasty divorce proceeding. I really did not comprehend or anticipate the volume of legal paperwork necessary to get matters resolved. I am glad that you were able to get parenting time issues and child support resolved at the end of an extended mediation rather than going to a full day trial before a judge.


Divorce paperwork not as easy as I was told

Just want to thank you again for taking care of all the legal paperwork and finally obtaining my divorce. I wish I would have come to you sooner and I now know that getting a Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is not as easy as I was told by those clerks working at the court house. Thanks!

Jessica P.

Mediation and military divorce

I hired Mr. Olney as a result of a prior client of his telling me about the satisfactory results in his divorce.  Mr. Olney worked with me and prepared me for the mandatory two hour mediation. He also prepared the appropriate documents that divided my military; retirement pay and divided our real and personal property. I believe that his expertise actually helped me save money over the seven months it …