Broomfield Divorce Lawyer
Serving Divorce Clients Since 1999
Colorado divorce may be a contentious process, but it does not always need to be. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Broomfield divorce lawyers are committed to guiding our clients through their family law proceedings in a strategic, diligent, and dignified manner. Divorce often raises questions of marital property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. With decades of combined legal experience helping Colorado clients, Plog & Stein, P.C. is ready to help you navigate each of these issues. In every case, our only goal is the best possible outcome for the client. Let our team of skilled family law professionals advocate for you regarding all of your divorce concerns, including:
- Complex Marital Estates
- Child Custody and Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Post-decree Enforcement of Orders
Choose the Right Divorce Professional
Choosing the right divorce lawyer can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. The legal team at Plog & Stein, P.C. is made up of experienced legal professionals. Each of our lawyers has multiple years of practice dedicated to family law clients. In building our team, we’ve chosen to only hire Broomfield divorce attorneys who already come to us with an array of family law skills. We do this so our clients can rest assured that their cases are being handled by someone who understands not only the legal issues, but also how those issues should be dealt with. Each Plog & Stein, P.C. attorney is equally comfortable both in the courtroom or at the negotiation table. Of equal importance, they also care about the job they do and understand how important your assets, children, and future are to you. Through thorough preparation and keeping on top of new developments in the law, our attorneys are equipped to provide you with the representation you deserve. We consider it both an honor and privilege to be able to help people in the legal arena. Contact us today to discuss your divorce case with a member of our family law team.
Pursuing a Divorce in Broomfield
Colorado is purely a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that a court will not assign fault to either party in a divorce. It is sufficient for a spouse seeking a divorce to show that the marriage has broken down beyond repair. Put another way, most divorce cases are based on the fact that the spouses have irreconcilable differences. Though Colorado courts can assign fault tied into financial impropriety, “fault” generally plays no part when it comes to a court dividing marital property or awarding alimony, statutorily known as“maintenance” in Colorado.
To obtain a divorce, one of the spouses must petition the court for a decree of divorce (dissolution of marriage). Our Broomfield divorce attorneys are here to assist Broomfield residents with this process at all stages. In order to file for a divorce in Colorado, either spouse must be a resident or someone who has been domiciled in the state for at least 91 days prior to the filing. This rule is designed to ensure that the courts oversee only divorces involving people who have genuine ties to the state and that people do not move there specifically to take advantage of its laws.
Even if your spouse and you agree on all of the major issues, you will need to wait at least 91 days after filing or service before your divorce is final. Colorado family law courts cannot issue a decree of dissolution of marriage before the approximate three-month mark, and contested divorces take much longer.
Colorado is an equitable distribution state. In this type of system, a judge will divide marital property in a way that they consider to be fair, but not necessarily equally. Marital property typically refers to any assets or debts acquired over the course of the marriage. Exceptions to this classification include any property acquired by a gift or through inheritance. Any property that belongs solely to one spouse is known as separate property and is not subject to division at the time of a divorce. However, increases in value to separate property during the marriage are considered marital in nature.
In cases with children, issues of child custody, parenting time, and child support will also need to be addressed. Our lawyers are well seasoned in litigating all aspects of child custody, including working with experts to help assess and strengthen your case for settlement or court. When your divorce case is concluded, issues can arise related to enforcing or modifying your parenting time orders. With this in mind, our goal is to build lasting relationships with our clients to be there for them when future services are needed.
Retain a Broomfield Divorce Attorney Today!
Just as in any other city, people in Broomfield sometimes must make the difficult decision to dissolve a marriage. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Broomfield divorce lawyers can help you vigorously assert your rights at every stage of the proceedings. We take pride in helping our clients understand their options and determine a course of action that builds a strong future for them. You can rest assured that we are ready to answer your questions and address your concerns. We can assist people who need a family legal issues attorney throughout the state of Colorado. To discuss your situation in more detail, call us at 303-781-0322 or contact us online to set up a consultation with a member of the Plog & Stein, P.C. family law team. Let us help you move on to the next chapter of your life.
Plog & Stein, P.C. opened its Broomfield office in 2016. Having represented clients throughout Denver since 1999, including clients in Broomfield, Adams, and Boulder Counties, we recognized that a North Metro area office would make us more accessible to clients in the area.
North Metro Office:
10901 W. 120th Ave., Suite 110
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
Phone: (303) 781-0322
Broomfield is a consolidated city and county in the state of Colorado with a population of about 60,000 people. The area spans nearly 33.6 square miles. Broomfield is home to offices for a number of large companies, including the Oracle Corporation, Hunter Douglas, and the Omni Interlocken Resort. It’s also home to the Plog & Stein, P.C. north metro office, conveniently located near Highway 36, in the Interlocken area.