Arapahoe County Divorce Attorney
If you’re going through a divorce in Arapahoe County, the family law attorneys Plog & Stein, P.C. are here to provide you with the quality legal representation you deserve. Since 1999, our firm has helped countless clients get through their divorces in a calm and dignified manner, even during periods of emotional and financial stress. Ending a marriage doesn’t have to be a difficult or painful process. However, given the important issues you’re dealing with, it does need to be done correctly. If you are negotiating a settlement or in the middle of a contested case going to trial, we understand what you’re entitled to and what your rights are. We also understand what you’re going through and the challenges you face. With over 70 years of combined legal experience, our seasoned Arapahoe County divorce attorneys are ready to protect you with issues related to:
- Child Custody and Parenting Time
- Division of Marital Property
- Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Post-Decree Matters; and
Let Plog & Stein, P.C. put our years of courtroom and negotiation experience to work for you!
Family Law Professionals
At Plog & Stein, P.C., each of our attorneys is a true family law professional, dedicated solely to helping clients in Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support cases. With each member of our dedicated family law team comes years of experience working with clients to resolve their family law matters. We take our jobs and clients’ cases very seriously and recognize the personal and lasting nature of domestic relations law. As such, we strive to make sure each of our divorce lawyers is well versed in all aspects of family law. Equally important, they are both skilled litigators and negotiators.
Pursuing a Divorce in Arapahoe County
The process for getting a divorce can be simple or very complicated, depending on your circumstances. The following are some of the factors that can come into play as you move through the steps of getting a divorce in Colorado.
Initial filing and serving: The first step in the process, after you have contacted an Arapahoe County divorce lawyer, is filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. Unless you are working with the other party in an uncontested divorce, they will then need to be served with the papers. Once a spouse has been served, he or she has 21 days to file a response with the court.
Automatic protections in divorce or legal separation: Colorado has enacted certain laws to keep both sides safe from retaliation in a divorce. Known as the Automatic Temporary Injunction, this statute (C.R.S. 14-10-107) will protect you as soon as divorce papers are served or a waiver of service is signed. You are protected from things like the transfer or disposing of property, being harassed or disturbed by your spouse, having your minor children removed from the state without your consent, and payment lapses on things like health, auto, and home insurance.
Mediation prior to trial: Mediation is often required in divorce cases, but this requirement varies by county. Divorce in Arapahoe County always requires mediation prior to trial. Courts want people to make an earnest effort to settle their issues prior to moving onto a hearing in front of a judge. However, it is not a replacement for the court process. Any agreements settled on during mediation still need a court case to be filed in order for them to become binding and enforceable.
Contested divorce proceedings: When both parties are unable to come to an agreement on their own, their divorce is “contested”. During this time, it is vital that you work closely with your divorce attorney to build a strategy and evidentiary support for your Arapahoe County case. By law, both sides are required to submit extensive financial disclosures within 42 days after the petition is served. An experienced divorce attorney will be able to help you with this and with organizing and presenting evidence to make the argument for the best possible outcome for your case in court. At Plog & Stein, P.C., we believe that detail and preparation lead to positive outcomes at trial.
Consult with Experienced and Strategic Divorce Attorneys in Arapahoe County
For great legal representation, contact the team at Plog & Stein, P.C. We have served communities around Arapahoe County for many years and know the ins and outs of your family law court system. Call us at (303) 781-0322 or contact us online to schedule consultation.
When consulting with one of the attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C., our first step is gain a firm understanding of the facts and circumstances in your divorce case. From there, we will work to map up those facts with the law and other variables, with the goal of giving you as clear a picture as possible regarding likely outcomes in your case. Though good communication, we strive to make sure each of our clients is armed with the information needed to make sound decisions regarding how to proceed at each step of their case.