A Divorce Will Affect All Areas Of Your Life

Divorce can be emotionally and financially devastating. To protect your children, your assets and your emotional health, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can offer intelligent and sensible support.

For more than a decade, I have offered individuals and their families results-based representation in family law matters. Serving in Colorado Springs and throughout El Paso County, I can help you, too.

Divorce Defined

A divorce is a way of ending a marriage agreement between two parties. Legally, a divorce will give each party the right to marry again, divide the couple's assets and financial obligations, and determine the future care of their children.

In most states, there is some form of no-fault divorce. No-fault divorce is a legal proceeding where divorce is granted without anyone having to show blame or fault. In no-fault states, either party may be granted a divorce, even if the other party does not agree. Colorado is a no-fault state.

Before a divorce may be granted, five basic issues must usually be resolved:

1) Alimony (also called spousal support)
2) Marital property distribution
3) Custody (also called parental responsibility)
4) Visitation
5) Child support

If a couple agrees on how these issues should be resolved, then they are granted what is called an uncontested divorce.

Frequently, however, there is disagreement on the basic issues, leading to a contested divorce. When a divorce is contested, a couple is often required to go before a referee or judge to help them reach an equitable result to their points of argument. In such circumstances, a lawyer is especially important, in efforts to assert one's priorities and rights.

Keep Control Of Your Future

Call today for a free consultation. I will help you understand your options and chart a path through your proceedings. Call me at 719-475-9994 or schedule an appointment online.