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Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

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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 the summit, and they share their weekly thoughts on divorce at altitude.

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 the summit, and they share their weekly thoughts on divorce at altitude.

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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 the summit, and they share their weekly thoughts on divorce at altitude.

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English

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Episodes

Illiquid Assets & Divorce | Episode 107

5/23/2022

Duration:00:05:45

Executive Compensation in a Divorce | Episode 106

5/19/2022
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: Property Division in Episode 56Marital & Separate Property in Episode 58Dividing Marital Property in Episode 61Taxes Implications in a Colorado Divorce in Episode 97Step by Step Colorado Divorce Guide The initial thought of trying to file for divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. Ryan...

Duration:00:07:52

High Asset Divorces in Colorado | Episode 105

5/12/2022
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 calculating alimony according to income! Tune in to find out more about the intricacies of dealing with a high-asset divorce, including the unique...

Duration:00:28:03

Using Technology in Modern Family Law Firms | Episode 104

5/6/2022
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 aware of how text messages can inadvertently be deleted by their software or service provider, and the types of consequences that could...

Duration:00:40:38

Property Division Payments, Promissory Notes & Securing IOUs | Episode 103

5/2/2022
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 Colorado Divorce Guide The initial thought of trying to file for divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. Ryan Kalamaya, one of...

Duration:00:07:34

LLP Programs and Access to Justice in Colorado with Maha Kamal | Episode 102

4/28/2022
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 similarly to that of a physician’s assistant, with its own flourishing community serving a different purpose that doesn’t infringe on that of an...

Duration:00:25:26

Non-Disclosure of Assets in a Divorce | Episode 101

4/25/2022
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 for divorce can be overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. Ryan Kalamaya, one of the founding partners of innovative law firm Kalamaya |...

Duration:00:06:22

Juvenile Delinquency Issues in Divorce Cases with Elizabeth Hardman | Episode 100

4/21/2022
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 Elizabeth Hardman, an attorney with our firm. Elizabeth went to law school at DU in Denver and started her law career as a public defender in...

Duration:00:26:31

Business Partners Going Through a Divorce | Episode 99

4/18/2022
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 to the Colorado divorce process, so you know what to expect and how to best protect yourself and your assets. Each 5-minute episode will...

Duration:00:06:43

Work-Product Experts in Custody Evaluations with Dr. Andrew Loizeaux | Episode 98

4/7/2022
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 Loizeaux, licensed clinical psychologist and work-product expert. Dr. Loizeaux is a veteran when it comes to ethical principles and has...

Duration:00:44:54

Tax Implications in a Colorado Divorce | Episode 97

4/4/2022
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 that we commonly see in a divorce are: Ryan Kalamaya explains some basic tax situations that can occur in a divorce in the state of Colorado. Step...

Duration:00:08:55

What Happens When a Party Claims they Borrowed Money from a Friend or Family Member | Episode 95

3/28/2022
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 determine whether or not a borrowed amount is a real debt. Some of the factors are: For further information on gifts to the marital estate, you can...

Duration:00:07:02

Divorcing a Narcissist with Tracy Malone | Episode 94

3/24/2022
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 today to share her experience and discuss her book, Divorcing Your Narcissist: You Can’t Make This Shit Up. In this episode, Tracy walks us...

Duration:00:44:14

Grandparent Rights in Colorado Custody Cases with Joel Pratt | Episode 93

3/17/2022
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 in allowing a grandparent's involvement. Joel breaks down Troxel v. Granville, and how this impacts a grandparent's access to a grandchild while...

Duration:00:32:34

Future Contingent Beneficiary Interests in a Trust | Episode 92

3/14/2022
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 Experts Related episodes

Duration:00:07:27

The Difference Between CFIs and PREs and the Role of an Attorney CFI with Erika Gebhardt | Episode 96

3/10/2022
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 litigating family law matters, during which time she realized that she was passionate about cases involving children. She then became a CFI and...

Duration:00:40:24

A Public Health Crisis for Parental Responsibility Evaluations with Dr. Kathleen McNamara | Episode 91

3/10/2022
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 is a licensed individual who helps the court allocate parental responsibilities between parents in a way that will best meet the immediate and...

Duration:00:47:56

Gifts to the Marital Estate & Depletion of Separate Property | Episode 90

3/7/2022
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: Depletion of Separate Property: Other related episodes:

Duration:00:06:04

Social Media and Co-Parenting with Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha | Episode 89

3/3/2022
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 outline of their conversation. Parents' Use Positives Negatives Things to Consider in Parenting Plan Suggested Terms Re: The Parents' Social...

Duration:00:18:56

What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation vs Divorce in Colorado? | Episode 88

2/28/2022
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 married. A legal separation mainly separates your finances but you remain married and therefore cannot remarry. Reasons to Choose Legal Separation...

Duration:00:04:34