Broomfield Family Lawyer
Family law matters may have a serious and long-term impact on you and your loved ones, which is why it’s important to handle these matters with the utmost care and consideration. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Broomfield family lawyers can help you with issues related to divorce, custody, child support, maintenance (alimony), property division, parenting time (visitation), legal separation, the modification of final orders, and more. With over 70 years of combined legal experience to guide us, we can confidently assert your interests and develop a strategy that is tailored to the details of your individual circumstances.
Whatever family law issue you’re dealing with, chances are we’ve represented someone in your situation. In light of this, we have the experience and know-how to help you assess your options, understand your rights, and develop a sensible strategy for obtaining the best possible outcome. We are dedicated to providing quality legal representation both in and out of the courtroom. The cornerstone of this is developing clear communication with each client. We understand the importance of your future and will work towards achieving your goals related to your children and finances.
Strategic Representation in Colorado Family Law Matters
Since 1999, the family law legal team at Plog & Stein, P.C. has advised thousands of people regarding their rights and options related to their family law issues. We advocate for our clients both in court and at the negotiation table. Each of our attorneys is experienced in effectively representing clients in a wide array of domestic relations cases, including:
- Child Custody
- Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Enforcement of Orders
- Contempt of Court
- Modifications; and
Broomfield Divorce and Child Custody Cases
In the state of Colorado, a divorce may be uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce takes place when a couple agrees on all of the terms of the divorce. Once this occurs, the spouses file a Separation Agreement with the Court that clearly highlights each of the issues that have been settled. The agreement does not become binding until a judge approves it. A contested divorce happens when the parties cannot agree on a number of issues. In these cases, the court will examine the situation and make a final decision on the contested issues. A judge typically has broad discretion to consider a variety of factors when making any decision, whether financial or child custody related.
At Plog & Stein, P.C., our hope is that your divorce case will settle without having to go to a final hearing. Of course, this takes a meeting-of-the minds and a willingness on the part of each spouse to reach an amicable resolution. Along these lines, we understand what a fair divorce settlement looks like and will advise you honestly and appropriately to allow you to make informed decisions about how you wish to proceed. Whether through settlement or litigation, the issues to be resolved when dissolving a marriage can include:
- Division of Marital Property
- Division of Marital Debt
- Spousal Support (Maintenance)
- Child Custody and Parenting Time (in cases with children)
- Child Support
Couples who do not wish to divorce may opt for a legal separation, which is sometimes chosen for religious or pragmatic reasons, such as health insurance. The process of legal separation is similar to dissolution and begins with filing a petition notifying the court and the other spouse. Just as with divorce, you or your spouse must have resided in Colorado for at least 91 days prior to filing for a legal separation. The same asset, support, and custody issues present in a divorce are also dealt with via the legal separation process. Our Broomfield family attorneys can advocate for Broomfield residents regarding all of these issues.
When minor children are involved, child custody matters will need to be decided, whether in a separate case or as part of the divorce process. In Colorado, the term “custody” has been replaced with the term “parental responsibility” by statute. All custody determinations in this state are to be based on what is in the best interest of the child. A court may consider any factor that is deemed to be relevant to the child’s best interest, including the wishes of the child, the wishes of each parent, the household environment of each parent, where the child goes to school, the community of the child, and the mental and physical health of all of the parties. Custody and visitation orders expire when the child turns 18. However, child support generally continues until a child turns 19 years of age.
The family law matters discussed here are only a few examples of the broad spectrum of cases we handle at Plog & Stein, P.C. We also provide representation after your divorce or child custody case is concluded, which can include helping clients enforce their orders when faced with non-compliance, or perhaps modifying orders related to alimony, child support, or parenting time. You should not delay in seeking representation if you are involved in family law proceedings, no matter how simple and straightforward your situation initially appears to be.
Contact Our Broomfield Family Attorneys
At Plog & Stein, P.C., our experienced Broomfield family lawyers have helped many spouses and parents reach satisfactory resolutions to their concerns, and we can help you as well. We have the dedication and energy needed to navigate the legal process. With each case, we use our legal knowledge and insights to protect your future as you move on to the next chapter in your life. To get started, feel free to call us at (303) 781-0322 or contact us by filling out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with a lawyer.
The Plog & Stein, P.C. North Metro office is conveniently located on 120th Avenue, in the Interlocken area, with easy access to both Highway 287 /121 and U.S. Highway 36. Having experienced significant economic growth in the 1990s, Broomfield has become an attractive place to live for couples and families with young children. The area hosts a number of entertainment sites, such as the Flatiron Crossing Mall, the Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park, the Broomfield Auditorium, and the 1st Bank Center.