Family law matters are often emotionally stressful and complicated. In any divorce, custody, or child support case, making the right decisions at the right time is vital to obtaining the best possible outcome for you and your family. Choosing the right divorce lawyer is the first step along the way! At Plog & Stein P.C., our attorneys' goal is to make the legal process unfold as smoothly as possible for you. Serving Denver and surrounding cities, our Denver divorce lawyers can carefully explore the details of your situation and develop a strategy that is tailored to your needs.
With more than 80 years of combined legal experience, we understand that each case is different, and we have a variety of tools at our disposal to assert your interests in any disputes that may arise. Our attorneys assist Colorado residents with the full scope of matters related to family law, including divorce, child custody and parenting time (or visitation), child support, modifications of orders, alimony (often known as maintenance), property division, and restraining orders.Denver Attorneys Focusing Solely on Family Law Since 1999
Our attorneys focus solely on family law and have been serving the divorce and custody needs of Denver metropolitan area clients since 1999. We are ready to assist you with all types of Colorado family law cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony to name a few. We will help you understand your options and we will work diligently to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
We approach each case from an analytical standpoint, with one goal in mind: your best interest, as you move on to the next chapter in your life. Our Denver divorce attorneys recognize that each case is unique and that there is a wide array of challenges a client may face. As such, we will take the time to listen to you and to assist you with understanding your objectives and needs, as well as how to reach them.
Colorado is a purely “no fault” state, which means that a court will not assign blame to either party for a divorce. You don’t need to demonstrate a specific reason for seeking a divorce. Instead, a Colorado resident may take this step when a marriage is irretrievably broken beyond the point of repair. A divorce may be uncontested or contested. In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on all of the terms.
Any divorce in which young children are involved inevitably raises issues related to child custody and parenting time. In Colorado, courts will hear individual custody cases or resolve custody issues as part of the divorce process. The term “custody” has been officially replaced with the term “parental responsibility,” although the former term is still often used. This area of the law involves determinations about the right to make important life decisions for the child, which parent the child will primarily live with, and how the visitation schedule will be designed. Custody determinations depend heavily on the specific circumstances of a particular case. Thus, a judge has broad discretion to consider any factor that may be relevant to what is in the best interests of the children involved.
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Another critical issue in family law matters is child support. In Colorado, the calculation of child support may seem straightforward because it is based on a statutory formula. However, it may quickly become complicated if either parent is self-employed, unemployed, or underemployed, and there are no concrete numbers to plug into the formula. These complexities are one reason why having a seasoned Denver divorce lawyer on your side is critical. Under state law, child support obligations end when a child turns 19, unless a statutory exception applies.
Another aspect of a divorce that may become highly complex is property division. Marital property consists of any property acquired over the course of the marriage, with the exceptions of gifts and inheritances. Anything that is not marital property is known as separate property, and it belongs solely to one spouse. Though separate property is not subject to division at the time of a divorce, gains realized during the court of the marriage to that property are. Colorado is an equitable distribution state. Typically, a judge will divide marital property roughly equally, but this may not happen if a different arrangement is fairer. In some cases, a judge may divide the property unequally because of certain circumstances in that particular case, such as one spouse having a much higher income or a greater ability to replace property. A judge has broad discretion in this area and will try to gain a comprehensive view of the situation.Learn more about our standards and practice philosophy here. Denver Divorce Lawyers Aggressively Representing Men & Women Throughout Colorado
Our family law attorneys represent men and women in Denver and the surrounding metro counties, including Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams, Jefferson, Broomfield, and Boulder. Moreover, our clients come from throughout the state of Colorado, including cities such as Aurora, Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Westminster, Arvada, Thornton, Lakewood, and Brighton. We understand that each case is important. As such, we strive to provide excellent representation both in and out of the courtroom. We also strive to provide our clients with the comfort of knowing they are well represented and that we care.With decades of family law experience and countless numbers of satisfied clients, let us fight for you. Call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up a consultation with a knowledgeable family law lawyer.
Reaching out to a Denver family law lawyer is the first step in obtaining the clarity, outcome, and quality representation you deserve. If you have any questions regarding your case, our dedicated firm of family law attorneys would be happy to provide you with the information you need before you decide to move forward. This includes giving our clients honest assessments about their cases and letting them make decisions on how to proceed from a cost benefit analysis standpoint.
With multiple locations and family law professionals, it’s generally easy to schedule appointments quickly, whether in our Denver Tech Center or Broomfield office. At your initial consultation session, the first step for the attorney you meet with is to thoroughly assess your case for purposes of ascertaining your rights, options, and risks. From there, we will work to give you our honest impressions as to how best proceed with your case, based on our experience, understanding of the law, and your unique set of circumstances. Along the way, we work to develop a sound strategy for handling your case, which will include both determining settlement options and how to effectively present your evidence in court. Any case has the potential to go in either direction. As such, we believe it’s important to be prepared for all contingencies.
In our efforts to make your initial consultation session as productive as possible, we encourage potential clients to come prepared to discuss their family law issues. If you are coming to us to start a new divorce or child custody case, there’s not much you need to bring in terms of paperwork to start. However, if you’ve been served with legal papers, or are coming to talk about post-decree issues, such as modifications or contempt of court, having your relevant court documents will increase both the efficiency and productivity of your session as we work to assess your case. Some people even come in with questions prepared ahead of time. In any case, your attorney will know what information is needed to give you the guidance and advice you deserve.
At Plog & Stein, P.C., we believe good communication and an open dialogue are the cornerstones for building a strong attorney-client relationship. As such, we encourage clients to ask questions and we always want to make sure they understand the advice and input we give. When meeting with your attorney, rest assured that the conversation is strictly confidential, as dictated by the code of conduct lawyers are bound to follow, based on attorney-client privilege.
Ultimately, our goal is to provide the legal services each client deserves, as well as the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a true family law professional on your side.
Though our firm is comprised of multiple attorneys, we all share common, core philosophies on how cases should be handled for our clients. With multiple attorneys in the firm, we are able to offer our Colorado family law clients varying hourly rates and reasonable retainers.
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At Plog & Stein, we create effective legal solutions for clients going through divorce and child custody matters. Through the use of insightful and diligent legal representation, we help clients successfully resolve their various family law matters. For 70+ combined years, we have been providing solutions for complicated situations, and we look forward to assisting you and your family as well. Having an experienced Denver family law attorney on your side can make all the difference when it comes time to resolve your divorce or child custody case.