Answering Your Questions On Divorce
Divorce is one of the most common legal problems for people in the Colorado Springs area. It is the first time that they really need to reach out to a lawyer for help, and they have a lot of questions about the process, and what it means to their future.
We here at Family Law Group wanted to address some of the more frequently asked questions about divorce we receive at our firm. To get detailed advice or guidance in your case, schedule a meeting to talk to us during a consultation.
How Will The Court Divide My Marital Property?
Colorado courts divide marital property “equitably.” Two things you need to know about this: First, what is considered marital property? This is basically anything you and your spouse acquire during your marriage, with specific exceptions for certain items, which we discuss in detail during your consultation. Anything considered marital property is subject to equitable division by the courts in the event of a dispute between the parties.
The second issue is what does equitable mean? This is slightly more complicated, because this depends on several different factors the court will examine independently in each case. So, we cannot really say for sure how the court will divide your property. What we can do is evaluate your situation, determine what you want to try to protect, and then develop a strategy focused on carrying out your objectives as your case moves forward.
What Will Happen To The Kids?
The ultimate goal is to try to keep your kids out of the middle of your divorce. But, this is a period where emotions run high, and conflict can impact the children no matter how hard you try to avoid it from happening. Child custody disputes are very common in divorces, and it is important to know what to expect in your case.
The court issues a decision based upon a child’s best interests. There are many different items that will be analyzed during this process, and you will have the opportunity to present your requests to the court in order to have your wishes recognized and entered into effect. We cannot say what is going to happen in your case until we have a conversation about your specific situation, but, we can put a plan in place that helps you get the right custody and parenting time plan for your kids.
Should You Really Hire An Attorney?
You may think you have a handle on everything happening in your divorce. You and your spouse made preliminary agreements on most issues facing you, and you just want to put this whole thing behind you. However, you need to know that you are taking a serious chance with your future if you try to resolve your divorce without the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney.
Once you finalize your divorce, you are going to have to live with the property division, child custody and support agreements you put in place. If you make a mistake or overlook something important, in most cases, you will be unable to go back and ask the court for help. Even if you can revisit the orders, it will cost you time, money and frustration to try to fix things.
When Should I Consult An Attorney About My Case?
If served divorce papers by your spouse’s attorney, they already started building their case against you. You need to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. If you are thinking of ending your marriage, an attorney can help you determine what you need to do to be ready for what happens next.
Have Additional Questions? We Can Help
The process of divorce can be extremely overwhelming, and we are here to provide you with the road map you need to get through this. We would be happy to discuss what we can do to help you find answers to all of your divorce questions. Schedule a meeting with our experienced lawyer today by calling 719-900-3792 or by sending us an email.