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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.

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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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Navigating Temporary Child Support During Divorce: Insights and Legal Perspectives

5/27/2024
Welcome to another insightful episode of Divorce At Altitude, your go-to podcast for understanding the complexities of family law in Colorado. In today’s how-to session, hosted by Ryan Kalamaya, we delve into the crucial topic of child support, focusing on its initiation during the separation phase and the intricacies of temporary child support. Episode Highlights: - Understanding Child Support Initiation: Learn about the conditions under which child support obligations begin, guided by Colorado statute 14.10.115. We explore scenarios where both physical and legal separations influence the start of child support responsibilities. - Temporary Child Support Explained: Discover how temporary child support functions during the divorce process. Whether Eric and Melanie Wolfe are living separately or together, this episode clarifies how child support accrual starts, the considerations for back support, and adjustments based on parenting arrangements. - Practical Examples: Through the hypothetical case of Eric and Melanie Wolf, we illustrate various situations, such as trial separations and the impact of disparities in income or parenting time, that affect child support calculations during the interim period before final divorce decrees. Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law Thank you for tuning in to Divorce At Altitude. We’re here to provide the clarity and guidance you need on your journey through divorce and child support challenges 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 pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:05:23

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Grandparent Rights in Colorado Custody Cases with Joel Pratt | Episode 204

5/23/2024
Exploring Grandparent Rights in Family Law: Insights from Joel Pratt In this episode of Divorce at Altitude, host Ryan Kalamaya delves into the nuanced topic of grandparent rights within the realm of family law, joined by expert Joel Pratt, a partner at Daly and Pratt in Colorado Springs. This discussion unpacks the legal intricacies and real-life scenarios where grandparents seek custody or visitation rights, particularly amid familial disputes or parental challenges. Episode Highlights: - Understanding Grandparent Standing: Joel explains the legal concept of "standing" which determines a grandparent's eligibility to request custody or visitation in court. - Constitutional Considerations: The episode explores how constitutional rights of parents can impact grandparent claims, referencing key legal precedents. - Real-Life Scenarios: From drug abuse to disability, various situations are discussed where grandparents might step in to fill parenting gaps, highlighting both successful and challenging cases. - Jurisdictional Issues: Joel discusses the complexities of cases that cross state lines, emphasizing the importance of jurisdiction in family law. Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law Engage with Us: - If this episode has provided you with valuable insights, please consider sharing it with others who might benefit. - We encourage you to like, comment, and share your thoughts or personal experiences related to the topics discussed. - Subscribe to Divorce at Altitude on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated with our latest episodes. Reminder: This podcast provides general information and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. Please consult a qualified attorney for specific guidance related to your circumstances. Thank you for tuning in to explore the complex world of grandparent rights in family law with us. Your engagement and feedback help us continue to deliver insightful and relevant content. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:32:49

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Child Support Basics: What Every Parent Needs to Know | Episode 203

5/20/2024
In this informative episode, Ryan Kalamaya discusses the critical topic of child support, essential for parents navigating divorce in Colorado. Whether you're dealing with the end of a marriage or adjusting to co-parenting, understanding child support is key to ensuring your children's needs are met post-divorce. Key Highlights: What is Child Support? For a deeper dive into child support complexities, check out Episode 201, "Alpine Support: Scaling the Heights of Child Support in Colorado," where more detailed discussions are available. 📞 Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law Note: This podcast provides educational information and is not a substitute for professional legal advice. For personalized guidance, contact Kalamaya Law or visit www.divorceataltitude.com. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:05:34

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Revisiting Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Awards & Divorce with Philip Goldberg | Episode 202

5/17/2024
Welcome to This Week's Episode of Divorce at Altitude: Personal Injuries and Workers' Comp in Colorado Divorces Episode Highlights: In this episode, Ryan Kalamaya is joined by seasoned trial lawyer, Philip Goldberg, to unpack how personal injuries and workers' compensation claims are treated in Colorado divorces. They dive into the distinctions between personal injury awards and workers' comp benefits, and how each can impact the division of assets in divorce proceedings. Key Discussion Points: - Understanding Personal Injury Claims: Explore what constitutes a personal injury claim and how these awards are treated during divorce. Goldberg provides insights into how different states, including Colorado, categorize these awards as marital or separate property. - Workers' Compensation Explained: Discover how workers' comp claims differ from personal injury claims, focusing on how Colorado uniquely handles these cases in the context of divorce. - Marital vs. Separate Property: Learn about the "analytic approach" used to determine what portion of a compensation claim is considered marital property and how this differs between personal injury and workers' comp. - Impact on Divorce Settlements: Goldberg and Kalamaya discuss real-world applications, including how these funds are divided in a divorce and potential complications that arise from concurrent personal injury and workers' comp claims. Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law Note: This podcast aims to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for specific advice related to your legal issues. Thank you for tuning in to Divorce at Altitude. We hope you found this episode enlightening and helpful as you navigate the complexities of divorce and compensation claims 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 pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:47:56

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Alpine Support: Scaling the Heights of Child Support in Colorado | Episode 201

4/26/2024
Dive into the complexities of child support with Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha in this informative episode of "Divorce at Altitude." They unpack the essentials of child support, differentiating it from spousal maintenance, and guiding you through its determination process, highlighting the crucial factors involved. Key Highlights: - Introduction to Child Support: - Explained as a means to cover the costs associated with raising children, encompassing everything from daily needs to educational expenses. - Discussion on the confusion between spousal maintenance and child support, clarifying its purpose and calculation basis. - Determining Child Support: - Insight into Colorado's child support worksheet and the factors affecting child support calculations, such as gross income, parenting time, and health insurance contributions. - Emphasis on the importance of understanding gross vs. net income and how various expenses and credits are factored into the child support calculation. Important Factors and Disputes: - Income Considerations: - Detailed discussion on how income is defined and disputed, including overtime, self-employment income, and non-traditional income sources. - Exploration of circumstances that might lead to income imputation and the impact of remarriage on child support calculations. - Extracurricular and Educational Expenses: - How extracurricular activities and private schooling decisions can influence child support, stressing the importance of a child’s historical lifestyle. - Modification and Enforcement of Child Support: - Guidance on how child support can be modified due to significant changes in financial circumstances, emphasizing the need for documentation and legal processes. - Strategies for enforcing child support payments, including motions for contempt, wage garnishments, and the role of Child Support Enforcement agencies. Listener Engagement and Resources: 📞 Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law This episode serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone navigating the intricacies of child support, offering valuable insights into its determination, modification, and enforcement. Through detailed discussions and practical ad 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:36:55

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Variable Income and Spousal Maintenance: Crafting Fairness in Flux | Episode 200

4/8/2024
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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:06:06

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Navigating Legal Custody and Decision-Making for Children in Divorce | Episode 199

4/4/2024
In this episode of "Divorce at Altitude," hosts Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha dive into decision-making for children after divorce, offering insights and strategies for parents. Main Topics: - Decision-Making vs. Custody: Transition from "custody" to "decision-making" and "parenting time" in Colorado, focusing on legal vs. physical custody. - Key Decisions: Importance of major decisions in a child's life, including education, healthcare, and extracurriculars, and distinguishing them from everyday choices. Legal Insights: - Decision-Making Authority: Exploration of joint vs. sole decision-making, with a focus on the child's best interest and the impact of domestic violence. - Dispute Resolution: Handling disagreements through parenting coordinators, decision-makers, mediation, and arbitration. Practical Advice: - Parenting Plans: Crafting detailed plans that outline decision-making processes and include mechanisms for resolving disputes. - Cooperative Parenting: Encouraging cooperation and adaptability in co-parenting arrangements for the child’s well-being. Engage With Us: Listeners are invited to share feedback, follow us on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube, and reach out for more information through our website or direct contact. This episode aims to equip parents with the knowledge to make informed decisions post-divorce, emphasizing cooperation, legal understanding, and the child's best interests. 📞 Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:32:19

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Unemployment and Imputed Income for Colorado Alimony and Child Support | Episode 198

4/1/2024
Welcome to another insightful episode of Divorce at Altitude. In this episode, we delve deep into the intricate concepts of voluntary unemployment, underemployment, and imputed income, and their significant implications in matters of spousal and child support. Join us as we navigate through hypothetical scenarios involving Eric and Melanie Wolfe, fictional divorce clients, to shed light on how these issues manifest in real-life situations. From assessing Melanie's potential income as a stay-at-home mom to exploring Eric's decision to quit his job, we uncover the complexities of imputing income in divorce settlements. Highlights from the episode include: - Understanding the concept of voluntary unemployment and underemployment in the context of alimony and child support. - Exploring exceptions to imputing income, such as temporary employment, good faith career choices, and educational pursuits. - Unraveling the differences in imputation timelines between alimony (30 months) and child support (24 months). - Examining factors considered in determining potential income, including employment history, job skills, health, and local job market conditions. - Insights into utilizing expert witnesses and vocational evaluators to assess potential earnings. As we conclude, we acknowledge the complexity and contentious nature of voluntary unemployment and underemployment, making them among the most challenging issues in divorce proceedings. Whether you're navigating through a divorce or seeking insights into family law, this episode offers invaluable guidance. 📞 Connect with us: • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalamayagoscha • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kalamaya-goscha/ • Phone: 970.315.2365 • Email: info@kalamaya.law 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:13:14

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Overcoming Parental Alienation: Strategies for Positive Co-Parenting with Jill Coil | Episode 197

3/21/2024
In today's episode, we revisit exploring the sensitive and complex issue of parental alienation in Colorado family law, alongside esteemed guest and family law attorney Jill Coil. Ryan and Jill's discussion opens up the intricate world of how parents can, intentionally or unintentionally, undermine the relationship between a child and their other parent. They dissect various examples, from the overt act of badmouthing to more subtle forms of manipulation, highlighting the critical impact on the child's well-being and the legal nuances involved. We delve into the importance of setting aside personal grievances to prioritize the success of the children involved, emphasizing that the goal is to maintain healthy connections with both parents. The conversation sheds light on the need for a well-crafted divorce decree that anticipates and protects against alienating behaviors, and they discuss how to counteract alienation by reinforcing the child's stability and preserving positive perceptions of both parents. Tune in to gain insights into managing the shifting parenting roles post-divorce, the emotional challenges that accompany it, and how to emerge with a stronger, more adaptable approach to co-parenting. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:31:31

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Alimony Adjustments: Navigating Life's Financial Shifts in Colorado Divorces | Episode 196

3/11/2024
Ryan Kalamaya peels back the layers of what it takes to modify Colorado maintenance or alimony awards in the, sometimes, ever-changing landscape of post-divorce finances. Ryan discuss how factors like job loss, remarriage, and shifts in income can influence the need for updated maintenance agreements, ensuring you're equipped with the knowledge to manage your financial future effectively. He also delves into the technical process of filing a motion for modification under Colorado law, emphasizing the pivotal role of timing and the significance of the 'substantial and continuing' clause. Learn the proactive steps you can take, such as the annual exchange of financial information, to stay ahead of potential adjustments post-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 pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:07:52

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Mastering the Mechanics of Spousal Maintenance Payments in Colorado | Episode 195

3/4/2024
In this episode, Ryan Kalamaya sheds some light on how temporary maintenance can include direct payments for shared responsibilities like mortgages and other household expenses. He explains the nuances of how these payments are calculated, the significance of offsetting certain costs, and the practicality of monthly transfers to streamline the financial separation process. This episode offers practical tips and insights into the financial intricacies post-divorce, where responsibilities like insurance, cell phone bills, and medical expenses become the sole responsibility of each individual. Ryan also navigates through the possibilities of co-owning property post-divorce due to rising interest rates, emphasizing the importance of maintaining credit health. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:05:49

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Financial Abuse: Forming a Strategy in Divorce with Lisa Zeiderman | Episode 194

2/29/2024
In this eoisode of Divorce at Altitude, we revisit a conversation with matrimonial attorney Lisa Zeiderman. She lends her considerable expertise to shed light on the shadowy aspects of financial abuse and manipulation within marriages. Serving as the managing partner at Miller Zeiderman LLP, Lisa's strides into the terrain of financial forensics are as calculative as they are compassionate. Ryan and Lisa discuss the fine line between simple naivety and deliberate abuse in marital finances. They also talk 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 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:35:25

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Safeguarding Spousal Maintenance with Life Insurance and Beyond | Episode 193

2/26/2024
Have you ever considered what happens to alimony payments if life throws a curveball? Gain peace of mind as we explore how to ensure alimony or spousal maintenance awards are honored in a Colorado divorce. Our fictitious clients, Eric and Melanie Wolff, serve as a case study, guiding us through the intricacies of life insurance policies and other methods to protect spousal support payments against the unforeseen, such as death or financial instability. In this short episode Ryan also gives insights into the legal framework of Colorado law 14-10-114, which governs the security of these payments. We discuss the criteria courts consider when assessing the need for life insurance, including the payer's age, health, and other financial obligations, as well as the cost and the term of maintenance. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:06:35

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Mastering Tax Considerations During a Divorce in Colorado | Episode 192

2/23/2024
Today, we re-visit the world of taxes and divorce. Ryan and Amy host an enlightening conversation where they dissect everything from capital gains to Medicare tax, and even the often-overlooked consequences of depreciation recapture. They pull from different scenarios to show you how not accounting for these factors can have significant financial implications. They also navigate the recent shifts in alimony tax law and unravel the intricacies of gross versus net income calculations. By the end of the discussion, you'll appreciate the critical role CPAs play in divorce proceedings, understand the importance of modeling different financial outcomes, and be aware of how arbitration can effectively solve tax disputes post-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 pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:30:01

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Master Class: Top 5 Complex Income Issues in Colorado Divorce | Episode 191

2/8/2024
Join Ryan and Amy as they unravel the complexities of determining income in divorce cases, a critical factor for calculating child support and maintenance in Colorado family law. They examine the challenges faced by individuals with minority business interests or trust beneficiaries with limited control over distributions and tackle the nuances of personal versus business expenses, shedding light on the ways these can skew income calculations. Ryan and Amy also dissect monthly P&L statements, uncover personal costs masquerading as business deductions, and debate the implications of depreciation methods in child support equations, inspired by the recent Schaefer court case. This episode aims to bring you expert insights with a comprehensive overview of the top five income issues encountered in family law, ensuring you're well-equipped with the knowledge to navigate these financial intricacies. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:30:54

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Retirement & Spousal Maintenance in a Colorado Divorce | Episode 190

2/5/2024
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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:07:31

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Preparing for Mediation in Colorado | Episode 189

2/1/2024
On this episode, Ryan and Amy poured their experience into a conversation that will guide you through the key steps of preparing for mediation in divorce. They dissect the importance of choosing a mediator with the right mix of skills, from understanding complex financial situations to navigating sensitive parenting issues, ensuring you walk into your sessions with confidence and a clear head. They also dissect the art of negotiation, emphasizing active listening and emotion management as crucial tools for successful mediation. The dialogue unpacks the essentials of communication, from making strategic offers to understanding the significance of confidentiality and the materials needed to inform your mediator effectively. Ryan and Amy share insights on the interplay between attorneys and mediators, focusing on how to streamline the process and prevent costly misunderstandings down the line. Lastly, they tackle the reality that mediation is about finding common ground, not winning a battle. It's about shaping a future with stability and predictability, where compromise and flexibility are your allies. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:29:46

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Navigating the Highs and Lows of Spousal Support in Colorado | Episode 188

1/25/2024
On this latest episode of Divorce at Altitude, Ryan and Amy offer an in-depth analysis of spousal support laws and guidelines through a Colorado lens, discussing the role of income thresholds and individual earnings in determining maintenance. They also dissect a revealing Custody X Change study, providing our listeners with a comprehensive understanding of the comparative alimony landscape across the nation. Navigating the discrepancies of spousal maintenance can be a daunting process, which is why they meticulously dissect case scenarios from various states, emphasizing the factors that influence both the duration and amount of maintenance awarded. With a focus on real-world implications, we shed light on the judicial discretion that can significantly alter outcomes in high-income and high-asset divorce cases. Moreover, they also tackle the pressing issue of inflation and how outdated laws fail to reflect current economic realities, advocating for vital legislative updates. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:19:56

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Incremental Decreases of Spousal Maintenance | Episode 187

1/22/2024
Ryan explains the influence of various factors in determining the amount and duration of spousal support, such as length of marriage, financial status of each party, and job prospects. He uses a fictional scenario to elucidate how spousal support is intended to maintain a semblance of the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage, and how it might decrease over time as the recipient's earning potential increases. Ryan also touches upon the legal considerations involved and suggests a potential modification approach for spousal support decrements. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:06:04

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Legal Innovation and the Quest for Equitable Family Law Practices in Colorado | Episode 186

1/11/2024
Did you know that 75% of domestic relations cases see parties without legal representation? Today, Ryan and Amy’s discussion sheds light on how this pro se crisis congests the judicial system, leaving dockets strained and resources stretched thin. But it's not all doom and gloom—we bring you hope in the form of solutions like the introduction of licensed legal paraprofessionals, aiming to bridge the gap in legal aid. They discuss other issues at hand in the family law field in Colorado, like mandatory pro bono work and rules that govern family law proceedings. They look to Arizona's family law code as a beacon of hope for Colorado's system. Ryan and Amy also discuss the current strains on court-appointed evaluators like CFIs and PREs. To cap it off, they speculate on how technology is reshaping dispute resolution, sparking a dialogue on the potential for algorithm-driven settlements. 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. To subscribe to Divorce at Altitude, click here and select your favorite podcast player. To subscribe to Kalamaya | Goscha's YouTube channel where many of the episodes will be posted as videos, click here. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law. ************************************************************************ DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES.

Duration:00:30:59