For experienced, effective representation in Colorado divorce, contact a Douglas County & Centennial divorce attorney at Robbins Law Firm LLC.
The end of a marriage can be difficult. Going through the divorce process, however, can be far more stressful, as it deals with some of the most precious matters in people’s lives – like their children, their homes, and their finances.
At Robbins Law Firm LLC, we understand the challenges that arise in divorce and how to resolve these challenges. Experienced at protecting clients’ rights and interests in any legal setting, our lawyers can help you get through your divorce by understanding your needs and goals so that you can move on and focus on the next chapter in your life.
Colorado Divorce: Issues Central to Divorce Cases
Dissolving a marriage usually requires, at the very least, figuring out how the divorcing parties will financially separate from each other and whether either party will have any future financial obligation to the other.
If divorcing spouses come to a complete agreement on all the issues in their divorce, and there are no remaining disputes, the case can typically be resolved with minimal court involvement. When spouses are not in complete agreement on all the issues during the divorce, however, the court will step in to oversee the divorce and resolve any outstanding disputes in the case.
Some of the primary issues that can arise in divorce include (but may not be limited to):
- The division of marital assets – Determining what constitutes marital versus separate assets is commonly the first step in the division of assets in divorce. Often a point of contention, the division of the marital assets can become complicated when separate assets have been co-mingled with marital assets, when prenuptial agreements may be involved or at dispute, or when marital assets cannot be accounted for or may have been concealed by one party in a divorce case.
- The division of marital debt – When divorcing parties shared debt, the debt may be divided among the spouses in the divorce. People should be aware, however, that both individuals may still be legally responsible for repayment of the marital debt (even if one party is ordered to repay it as part of a divorce settlement).
- Allocation of Parental Responsibilities – Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, formerly known as custody, involves the parents sharing decision making and parenting time with the children. If the parents cannot agree on parenting time or decision making, the court will decide these issues for the parents.
- Support Obligations – Child support and maintenance, formerly known as alimony, can become monthly support payments as a result of a divorce. How, when, and how much these payments will be depends on the circumstances of the marriage, parents’ income, etc.
Colorado Divorce: More Important Information
- Residency requirements for Colorado divorce – In order to be eligible to file for divorce in Colorado, at least one party in the marriage has to have resided in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days.
- Grounds for Colorado divorce – Colorado is a “no fault” divorce state. That means that the only grounds needed for divorce in Colorado is the “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage.
- Divorce alternatives – For some couples, it may be possible to dissolve their marriage more efficiently by pursuing an alternative to the traditional divorce court process. For instance, depending on a couple’ situation, as well as the issues in their divorce and their ability to work together, mediation may be an option. For others, legal separation or an annulment may be preferable to divorce. An experienced attorney can provide more insight regarding your best options for ending a marriage.
Contact Robbins Law Firm LLC
For experienced, effective representation in Colorado divorce, contact Robbins Law Firm LLC. Known for uncompromising ethics and an unflinching commitment to her clients, our lawyers participate in every aspect of their clients’ cases, offering customized, tailored approaches, as well as effective legal advocacy, to obtain the best possible outcome in all their divorce cases.
Find out more about your best options for resolving your divorce by meeting with our lawyers for an initial consultation. Schedule this meeting by calling 720.617.2623 or by emailing us via the contact form on this page.
From our office based in Parker, our attorneys provide the highest quality family law services to clients in Centennial, Aurora, Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Centennial, Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Elbert County, Jefferson County and throughout the state of Colorado.