When beginning to file for divorce, you shouldn’t take on this process alone. A divorce lawyer can help you understand the legal implications of a divorce and set out realistic goals. The primary objective of any quality divorce lawyer is to ensure a fair and favorable outcome for their client that aligns with state law.
Without legal representation, you may end up agreeing to a divorce order that does not favor you in the long run. You may even fail to meet certain procedural requirements that harm your position in the case. We represent clients to ensure that their legal and family goals are met.
In many ways, these two processes are similar because filing for a legal separation requires a comparable amount of time, effort, and money as a divorce. When filing for legal separation or a divorce, you will first address the division of marital assets and debts, the allocation of parental rights, and orders for maintenance when applicable. The primary difference is that following a legal separation, you are still married. Some couples may choose to file for a legal separation (instead of a divorce) due to religious beliefs, moral values, or other concerns.
When pursuing a divorce, you will file a petition for dissolution of marriage with your county court. The minimum amount of time to obtain a divorce in Colorado is 90 days, but the process could take longer depending on the Court.
Colorado is known as a no-fault state, meaning one spouse can petition for divorce if he or she believes that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Proof of consent from the other spouse will not be needed in order to file for divorce. Our expert legal services will help guide you through the entire process.
At each stage of your process, our experienced family law attorneys will keep you informed of things to expect, common issues that arise, or possible problems in your case. By keeping you involved during every step of the legal proceeding, we can help eliminate many of the fears and uncertain elements that often bring families undue stress.
Know that at Peek Family Law LLC, we’re always here to help. Allow us to inform you of your rights and responsibilities and help you and your former spouse come to collaborative agreements regarding the termination of your marriage. The last thing you need to worry about is additional headaches due to unnecessary legal disputes.
Our professional, dedicated, and compassionate divorce attorneys in Denver can protect your rights and help you focus on moving forward with your life after completing this process successfully.
Contact us today or give us a call at (303) 495-5757 and schedule your free consultation to see how we can help you and your family.