194 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 • 26 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.

    Safeguarding Spousal Maintenance with Life Insurance and Beyond | Episode 193

    Safeguarding Spousal Maintenance with Life Insurance and Beyond | Episode 193

    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.
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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
    Mastering Tax Considerations During a Divorce in Colorado | Episode 192

    Mastering Tax Considerations During a Divorce in Colorado | Episode 192

    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.
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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.

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

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

    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.
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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.

    • 30 min
    Retirement & Spousal Maintenance in a Colorado Divorce | Episode 190

    Retirement & Spousal Maintenance in a Colorado Divorce | Episode 190

    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.
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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
    Preparing for Mediation in Colorado | Episode 189

    Preparing for Mediation in Colorado | Episode 189

    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.
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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.

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

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

    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.
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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.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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