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Award-winning Colorado divorce attorneys, Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha, provide an approachable, insider view to divorce, parenting, relationships, and breakups. Episodes will include conversations with experts such as custody evaluators, CPAs, mediators, and family law judges. Listeners can expect to receive tips, tactics, and a frank conversation about some of life's toughest topics. Many people think that divorce is like climbing a mountain. Ryan and Amy have guided countless clients to t ...
 
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Determining the value of an estate during divorce proceedings is incredibly complex, requiring experts to effectively and fairly evaluate such aspects. In the context of divorce, calculating interest from a trust can be particularly challenging. Today’s expert is Gerard Deffenbaugh, whose practice focuses on estate planning/administration, and trus…
 
Stock options become an issue in a divorce when they aren’t evaluated properly. Today we are joined by Kenneth Naes, financial advisor and stock option expert, to discuss stock options and how they affect a divorce. Tuning in, you will hear all about stock options and why they become a problem during a divorce. We delve into determining what the st…
 
First impressions are essential to success, especially in court and legal proceedings. Giving other parties and authorities a good perception of yourself in court is key to your credibility, which ultimately helps win a case. Today’s guest Jessica Brylo, J.D., M.A. is an expert in witness preparation and the owner of Trial Dynamics, a national tria…
 
With divorce rates on the rise, more and more couples are electing to sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle. Recently the celebrity world has seen its fair share of drama when it comes to enforcing prenups... from Dr. Dre's ex wife ripping up the document and claiming more than $2 million in spousal support, to Kanye West challe…
 
Ryan Kalamaya defines tangible and intangible assets to help understand how the court decides to divide property in a Colorado divorce. Key Points in This Episode Defining "Property" What is not "property." Term life insurance policy Leased vehicle Discretionary trust Gifts not yet received Social Security benefits (they can be an economic circumst…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains what happens in a divorce if part of your income consists of stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs), restricted stock and deferred compensation. Key Points: Income vs. Property Look at the contract to see if there is a presently enforceable right. It is true, however, to state that vested options during the marriage is …
 
The more money people have, the more resources they have to fight in a divorce scenario. This week, we’re tackling the topic of high-asset divorces and the unique issues that arise. We delve into the complexity of asset valuation, the question of generational wealth, property allocation, and tax implications, as well as the complications of calcula…
 
Technology has moved at a rapid pace in the past two decades, especially when it comes to social media and new forms of communication. As a result, lawyers need to be up to date on the many different formats evidence can come in, whether it’s a crucial series of text messages or a video on Instagram. They also need to be sure that their clients are…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains how payments are made from one spouse to another to divide property at the end of a divorce. Divorce attorneys often call those property division payments "equalization payments". Ryan discusses promissory notes, interest rates, and common issues such as securitizing the payments with real estate or a business. Step by Step C…
 
Welcome to another episode of Divorce at Altitude. Joining us in conversation today is Maha Kamal, founding attorney at Colorado Family Law Project. Join us to learn who qualifies for an LLP’s support, what Access to Justice is, and how the LLP program looks to solve simple divorce cases. Maha sees the role of an LLP fitting into the legal system s…
 
What happens if you discover after your final orders are given that your ex-spouse did not fully disclose his or her assets in their sworn financial statement? Ryan Kalamaya explains how, depending on the timing, the court handles a lack of disclosure in a Colorado divorce. Step by Step Colorado Divorce Guide The initial thought of trying to file f…
 
When a child becomes involved in a court case, there are different proceedings followed, other players involved in the system, and separate issues relating to information and safety regarding the child. Cases can become increasingly complicated when you have a juvenile issue going on with a pending family law matter. Today we welcome to the podcast…
 
Ryan Kalamaya discusses the do's and don'ts when divorcing the co-owner of your business. Step by Step Colorado Divorce Guide The initial thought of trying to file for divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. Ryan Kalamaya, one of the founding partners of innovative law firm Kalamaya | Goscha, has created a simple, step by step guide…
 
When it comes to custody evaluations, the court has to be thorough. CFI reports can prove to be inadequate if not paired with guidance and a better understanding of the nuances at play. This is where the work-product expert comes into the picture. Joining us to explain the invaluable role of work-product experts in custody evaluations is Dr. Andrew…
 
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes. One of the exceptions, however, is the transfer of marital property in a divorce. Transfer of marital property is not a taxable event under Section 1041 of the IRS Code. However, embedded taxes can result in a lower valuation. Other specific tax situations th…
 
Following Episode 91 on PREs, this week, we are talking about Child and Family Investigators (CFIs). We are honored to have attorney CFI, Erika Gebhardt, here to talk us through this arm of the court and outline the process that follows from the time she takes on a case. For the first five years of her practice, Erika focused almost exclusively on …
 
What happens when Eric Wolf borrowed money from a friend or family at some point in the marriage to assist in making a down payment on a house? Is that loan a marital debt that they both properties are responsible for paying back? After determining if it was a loan or a gift, Ryan breaks down the different factors that the court looks at to determi…
 
This week we are talking about narcissistic abuse and the issues that arise when navigating divorce with someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. We are joined by Boulder-based author, narcissistic abuse survival coach, and founder of narcissistabusesupport.com, Tracy Malone. Tracy is a survivor of narcissistic abuse herself and she is here …
 
Custody cases are frequently complex, but when the grandparents are involved, they can become even more so. Talking to us today about grandparent's rights in Colorado custody cases is family law practitioner, attorney, and partner at Dailey & Pratt, Joel Pratt. We start the episode with a definition of what "Standing" means, and why this is crucial…
 
Aspen divorce lawyer Ryan Kalamaya explains future contingent beneficial interests in a trust and how they are addressed in a Colorado divorce. What happens if there is an interest in something like a marital trust or another kind of trust based on a future contingency? 3 Different Methods Deferred distribution 60/40% Separate property for gift or …
 
When there are highly contentious cases involving the allocation of parental responsibilities, the court may need to appoint an expert to conduct an investigation. That’s where today’s guest comes in. Dr. Kathleen McNamara is a licensed psychologist and Parental Responsibility Evaluator (PRE) in Fort Collins, Colorado. As the name suggests, a PRE i…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains the difference between gifts to the marital estate and the depletion of separate property in a Colorado divorce. Below is an outline of topics covered. Gifts to the Marital Estate: Eric's separate property is converted into marital property Gifts vs. Loans Contribution vs. Separate Property The most common result is that it i…
 
According to surveys, around 90% of children aged 13-17 have used social media, and around 51% do so daily. Adults also use social media consistently—data shows that in 2018, 72% of US adults used at least one social media platform regularly. Ryan and Amy discuss the pros, cons and relevant issues of social media and co-parenting. Below is an outli…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains the difference between a legal separation and divorce in Colorado. A legal separation is a court case where your spouse and you go through the same processes as a divorce without the issuance of an actual divorce decree. The main difference between legal separation and divorce is that after legal separation, you are still mar…
 
Although the term parental alienation is thrown around a lot in various custody cases, there are actually two different types of alienation, unintentional and intentional parental alienation. Family law attorney Jill Coil discusses the difference between unintentional and intentional parental alienation and different strategies and advice parents c…
 
Intersection of D&N cases and Divorce What is dependency and neglect? Dependency and neglect (D&N) cases concern child abuse or neglect. These are civil cases that do not involve the criminal prosecution of parents, but there could be a concurrent criminal case. The D&N court has jurisdiction over children for their safety, protection, stability, a…
 
What happens if someone withdraws $100,000 from a joint bank account right before a divorce? Timing matters Not dissipation Personal injury proceeds in an irrevocable trust Giving a tractor to a family member years beforehand Not supporting someone's military career Hail damage to a car Liquidating assets to pay for legitimate marital purposes Mere…
 
Our fictitious divorce client Eric Wolff was skiing down a slope at Aspen Highlands when someone hit him from behind. As a result of the accident, Eric was out of work for a substantial amount of time. Does Melanie have a right to any of his personal injury settlement? Ryan Kalamaya and Philip Goldberg discuss what happens if there is a personal in…
 
Sometimes one party can disagree with the ruling of a judge and want to appeal the ruling in a divorce case. Although appeals in a divorce are possible, they are typically only granted if one party can prove either that the judge misapplied the governing laws or the judgment was influenced by one party's bad faith. Ryan Kalamaya and appellate attor…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains how personal property such as furniture, sports equipment, electronics and the like are divided in a Colorado divorce. 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 …
 
This week, Ryan Kalamaya and divorce coach and real estate agent Annie Allen discuss the importance of going through a divorce with the proper support network, including a divorce coach. Through her own divorce, Annie was able to gather a team of people to support her to help her get to a better place in her life, and now helps her divorce clients …
 
In all child custody agreement, each parent will have to agree to who has decision making authority over the children. In most cases in Colorado, the court will award joint-decision making authority to both cases. What can the court do when there is a dispute between both parents? Ryan Kalamaya and Katharine (Katy) Lum discuss the definition of dec…
 
Healthy communities are one of the cornerstones of the human experience. Recent studies have shown that the vast majority of men can struggle with building meaningful relationships. Men's groups can provide a supportive community of other men around them and provide a safe space for men to understand themselves, foster stronger relationships, and m…
 
This week, Ryan Kalamaya and Robin Beattie discuss spousal support (aka maintenance or alimony). We get the behind-the-scenes story on the changes to Colorado's statute on spousal maintenance due to tax changes. We also cover two recent Colorado cases that significantly impact how divorce courts deal with temporary maintenance. About Robin Beattie …
 
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, a…
 
Once you've made the decision to get a divorce, you may be wondering if it is beneficial to retain a lawyer or not and if you can achieve your desired results on your own. Ryan Kalamaya and Shea Drefs with Custody X Change explore a nationwide study that asked recently divorced parents how satisfied they were with their case and if they retained a …
 
Colorado is defined as a "no fault" state when it comes to divorce. That basically means that the court does not assign fault to either party throughout the proceedings, even if there is an affair or other bad behavior. Can an attorney still use fault to get what their client wants in a divorce? This week Ryan Kalamaya and Joe Maher discuss why fau…
 
Ryan Kalamaya discusses dividing qualified retirement plans in a Colorado divorce. 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 …
 
Valuation of a business can prove to be complicated in a divorce. A joint business valuation expert can be retained to reduce costs if both parties agree to openly share information. Depending on the time of business, the protocol that is followed varies. Ryan Kalamaya and Yvonne Zuber discuss the general process that is followed from start to fini…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains what specifically happens to IRA accounts in a divorce. 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 push…
 
In episode one, we learned about Eric Wolff, our hypothetical divorce client and his divorce story. Ryan Kalamaya shares the story of Melanie Wolff, Eric’s wife and her perspective in their divorce story. What is Divorce at Altitude? Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-paren…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains what happens to retirement accounts in a divorce in Colorado. 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, tha…
 
Buying a new home after a divorce can signify a new, fresh start. What happens when you re-enter the mortgage market after a divorce with only one income? Can child support or alimony count as income for a loan? Amy Goscha and Ashton Brooks discuss current mortgage interest rates and tips to plan for buying a home after a divorce. What is Divorce a…
 
Ryan Kalamaya and Coley Cassidy discuss socially responsible investing and how formulating a mission statement can help you invest in areas that make a difference for issues you care about. What is Divorce at Altitude? Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorad…
 
Amy Goscha and Dr. Howard Selinger discuss tips for navigating a high conflict divorce with children involved. 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 fi…
 
Ryan Kalamaya explains what usually happens to the family home in a divorce in Colorado. 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,…
 
You've decided to end your marriage. It's common to wonder how your children will manage their new normal of separate households. How can you help them move forward when it feels like you’ve torn their lives apart? Ryan Kalamaya and Dr. Elizabeth Cohen discuss tips for navigating a divorce without screwing up your kids. What is Divorce at Altitude?…
 
Ryan Kalamaya breaks down how businesses are valued in a divorce in Colorado. 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 pushe…
 
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