106 episodes

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.

Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

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.

    High Asset Divorces in Colorado | Episode 105

    High Asset Divorces in Colorado | Episode 105

    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 parenting disputes that arise, the multitude of experts involved, and so much more!


    Key Points From This Episode:
    What constitutes a high asset in a divorce scenario.Understanding the unique issues that come with high-asset divorces.The complexity of valuation in a high-asset divorce.The question of generational wealth in a divorce.Insight into the tax implications of high assets.Estate planning and marital assets versus separate property in a high-asset divorce.The complicated question of property allocation!Enforcing premarital and marital agreements in high-asset divorces.The complications of calculating income and alimony.Some of the unique parenting disputes that arise in high-asset divorces.Exploring the typical personalities of high-asset divorce clients.The various experts involved in a high-asset 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.
    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.
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    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.

    • 28 min
    Using Technology in Modern Family Law Firms | Episode 104

    Using Technology in Modern Family Law Firms | Episode 104

    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 entail.

    Today, Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha discuss the modern family law firm and how to make the most of technology to give your clients the best service possible. You’ll learn about the role that automation plays, from email templates to document management, and how it allows lawyers to spend more time and energy doing deep work serving their clients with fewer distractions and more focus. 

    We reflect on how the pandemic has affected in-person hearings, the hybrid approach we expect going forward, and how to know when to use platforms like Zoom and Webex for remote input from experts. Amy also shares a breakdown of how they manage regular check-ins with their clients and describes their models for representation as well as when they can be best applied.


    Key Points From This Episode:
    What it means to have a digital modern mindset in your law practice.The concept of deep work, its benefits, and how to achieve it.Why it’s so important that lawyers avoid burnout.An overview of the components of a modern family law firm.Examples of how lawyers can institute automation in their firm.How our firm structures its workflows and why digital checklists are so useful.Discover how automation can help lawyers do their best work.An overview of document management in a law firm and what that entails.Why law firms need to be up to date on different communication technologies.How text messages can be used in a case and how to ensure authenticity.What clients and lawyers need to be aware of regarding text messages.Why lawyers need to be up to date on the different formats evidence can come in.The impact of the pandemic on hearings and meetings.How in-person hearings are being combined with remote online presence from experts.How technology can be used to keep the judge’s attention on what is important.Why weekly check-ins are beneficial and how to maintain communication with clients.How to keep costs down by agreeing on issues prior to check-ins and meetings.Examples of models for representation, how they work, and the scenarios where they work best.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.
    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.
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    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

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

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

    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 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 cover the process for divorce, parenting in a divorce, property division, and more. To watch the videos of each episode, click here.

    About Kalamaya | Goscha

    Kalamaya | Goscha is an innovative law firm with an award-winning team of trial lawyers specializing in highly personal disputes — divorce, child custody, property division, maintenance/alimony, pre-marital and marital agreements, and collaborative divorce — in Colorado. 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.

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    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.

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

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

    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 attorney. We touch on limited scope, the development of state-specific LLP materials, and the role of National roundtable discussions, before Maha gives us a rundown of the timeline for proposal submission and eventual implementation in Colorado. 

    Key Points From This Episode:


    A definition for what an LLP is: Limited License Paraprofessional.The LLP’s purpose to complement attorney work and to address access to justice crisis.The process of becoming co-chair and formalizing a preliminary report.The Supreme Court’s response to the report and the conversation around details.What Access to Justice is and why it’s so important.How limited scope ties into Access to Justice. The intent of the program to address simple divorce cases.The net marital asset cap which currently sits at 200 000.What happens when it is discovered at a later stage where the couple exceeds the cap.Collaborations with the Utah model to develop the LLP material in Colorado.What can come from hearing out attorneys: hearing points you hadn’t considered. The role of the National Roundtable discussions. Their goal for a proposal for implementation by June.Her focus on families who do not have support, along with mediations, having completed her CFI training.

    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.
    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.
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    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.

    • 25 min
    Non-Disclosure of Assets in a Divorce | Episode 101

    Non-Disclosure of Assets in a Divorce | Episode 101

    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 | 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 cover the process for divorce, parenting in a divorce, property division, and more. To watch the videos of each episode, click here.

    About Kalamaya | Goscha

    Kalamaya | Goscha is an innovative law firm with an award-winning team of trial lawyers specializing in highly personal disputes — divorce, child custody, property division, maintenance/alimony, pre-marital and marital agreements, and collaborative divorce — in Colorado. 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.

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    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.

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

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

    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 Northern Colorado. She currently practices adult and juvenile criminal defense, DUI/DWAI defense, and family law. Today we talk about juvenile delinquency and how this issue might come up in a family law context. 


    Key Points From This Episode:
    What juvenile delinquency entails and more about what sets apart juvenile court. Who are the players within the juvenile court system?More about the involvement of the Department of Human Services (DHS). How courts get status updates on how juveniles are doing during the trial and post-sentencing.Elizabeth talks about the court proceedings of a juvenile case; what a family might expect. When a juvenile case may go to a jury trial. Diversions in juvenile cases; what that means and how it differs from jurisdictions. How a juvenile delinquency issue can come up in a family law context.Does the child need an independent voice? A question that may arise in these cases.Issues related to what information you can get from a juvenile case that goes to a child expert.As a family law attorney, who would be the first person to contact in a juvenile case: the juvenile defense attorney. Other situations where you could see where there is an intersection between juvenile cases and family law cases.If the child is involved in a juvenile charge, do they have the right to an attorney?Attorney-client privilege; how does that work with parents 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 firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.
    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.
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    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.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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22 Ratings

Traynor Territory ,

Jim

Both Amy and Ryan are so composed on this pod cast it surely reflects how calm and knowledgable they are in the courtroom representing their clients. Such great backgrounds of experiential know how and intelect in this sometimes sad and confusing times in folks lives! Great job and very ambitious of you both! Best to you.

Itschrisk ,

Deeply Informative and Comforting

Highly recommend this for any person going through or thinking about divorce. Ryan and Amy are as well informed on family law as they are approachable as people.

Looking forward to more episodes.

TBWH ,

Can’t beat this podcast!

Looking forward to hearing Ryan and Amy’s views here. Hope they can tie down some of these tricky divorce issues.

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