Arapahoe County Divorce

Reliable Divorce Lawyers Serving Residents of Arapahoe County

Arapahoe County DivorceNo matter what Arapahoe County community you belong to, the team at Plog & Stein, P.C. can assist you will all your divorce-related matters. We have many years of experience helping our clients get through their divorces in a calm and dignified manner, even during periods of emotional turmoil and stress. Ending a marriage doesn’t have to be an onerous or painful process. If you are negotiating a settlement or in the middle of a contested case going to trial, we understand what you are entitled to and what your rights are as seasoned Arapahoe County divorce attorneys. Allow us to assist you, step-by-step, through this process to help you get to the fair resolution you deserve. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are ready to protect you with issues related to custody, asset division, spousal support, or child support, and more.

Pursuing a Divorce in Arapahoe County

The process of attaining a divorce can be simple or very complicated, depending on your circumstances. Here 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.D. 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, we believe that detail and preparation lead to positive outcomes at trail.

Consult with Intelligent 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 for a consultation.

Client Testimonials
His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal.
When I first came to Plog & Stein it was simply discuss the renegotiation of child support. Little did I know that within 72 hours I would be retaining Steve Plog for a custody battle. His passion and ferocity kept me going through this long ordeal. I have recommended him to my friends and I would recommend him to anyone with who wants honest and effective representation.
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I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
I am thankful for the job Sarah McCain did for me in my fight with my ex-wife for visitation rights with my daughter. Sarah and the team at Plog & Stein handled my case in an efficient, affordable, and professional manner. Sarah negotiated a new parenting plan as well as acceptable visiting rights and even a favorable modification in my child support. I recommend Sarah and the attorneys at Plog & Stein to anyone that has these types of family issues and need strong, knowledgeable representation.
Tom
★★★★★
At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties.
I highly recommend Stephen Plog for anyone in need of a top notch domestic relations attorney. After a 27 year marriage, Stephen represented me in a complicated and sometimes bitter divorce with many unique challenges. At the end of the day he was able to produce a settlement that was fair to both parties but limited my alimony payments to only 3 years. He is smart, cuts to the chase, knows the court system in the Denver metropolitan area and can be trusted to get his clients the best possible settlement.
Neal
★★★★★
Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions.
Sarah McCain and Plog & Stein were wonderful to me during such a difficult time in my life. Their service was outstanding, with prompt responses to all of my questions and creative ideas throughout the proceedings to help things go smoothly. Sarah's compassion, patience, and expertise were especially invaluable to me. I highly recommend them.
Sandy
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