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"It Should Be This Hard To Get Married"

This is a quote a recent client spoke while looking at the mountains of paperwork and checklists I had just given her. Hers was a simple divorce, relatively speaking. Modest assets and one child with an already agreed upon parenting schedule were the only issues here.

Simplifying the divorce process is something that legislatures in many different states have been attempting to address. In Minnesota, there is currently legislation that would offer couples a chance to “create their own divorce terms, outside the family court system.” However, there are differences of opinion as to whether the divorce process needs to be simplified. One attorney quoted in the article stated that “if the parties are in accord, getting a divorce is nearly as easy as getting a driver’s license.”

In response to the above quote, I’m guessing my most recent client, who was in “accord” with her soon-to-be-ex  would then argue that it must be extremely hard to get a driver’s license in Minnesota.



Church bells causing January divorces?


The month of January is the most popular month for divorces.  Too much family time, not wanting to dump your spouse during the holiday season, and resolutions of a skinnier, tanner, smarter and single you,  are all various reasons that people file for more divorces in January, hoping for a fresh start.

One man in Rhode Island actually cited the too-loud chiming of church bells as a reason for his divorce in an article found here.  Having already rid himself of his spouse in a divorce proceeding, this man has now filed a lawsuit to overturn a state law that says government may not restrict the free exercise of religion in order to stop the chiming that occurs over 700 times a week. While it’s not looking hopeful that he will win this lawsuit, if your marriage is irretrievably damaged (either by church bells or something else), and you are like the high percentage of other couples filing for a divorce in January, the following resources may be helpful:

Avvo Divorce Process

Judicial Branch of Colorado                                                                                     

Metro Volunteer Lawyers

 Colorado Divorce Resources