Colorado Springs Family Lawyer
Plog & Stein, P.C. has been representing men and women in divorce and child custody cases throughout Colorado for almost two decades. Since 1999, we have effectively served thousands of people, including clients in Colorado Springs. When you’re talking about your financial future and the well-being of your children and other family members, having an experienced Colorado Springs family attorney matters. Whether you’re facing a complex divorce or dealing with a post-decree modification of parenting time, we can help. Our only goal is the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our law firm has been dedicated solely to family law cases, for years. We believe our concentration on this one, extremely important area of the law allows us to better serve our clients. Each of our skilled Colorado Springs family attorneys makes it a point to keep informed of changes in the law, courts, and court procedures and we use those insights to vigorously advocate for their clients. We approach each matter in a logical and strategic manner and are equally skilled in both negotiating and litigating cases.
Why Should You Fire a Family Attorney?
Going through a family legal issue can be stressful. That stress can increase when the well-being of your children is also part of the equation. With so many uncertainties about your future, it just makes sense to seek out sound legal advice and representation early in the process. Having the right Colorado Springs family lawyers on your side not only increases the chances of making sure you receive a fair outcome, but also provides you with the comfort of knowing you have a team of professionals looking out for your interests. With each case, one of our first goals is to answer the questions a client may have. Being well informed can alleviate some of the fears and uncertainty you may have. We also strive to make sure each client has a realistic assessment of how a court is likely to view the relevant issues within their case. From there, we work to develop an effective plan of action, or strategy, for getting appropriate results. We are both advocates and guides through the legal process.
How Long Do I Have to Live in Colorado Springs to File for Divorce?
Before filing for a divorce, you must determine if you are able to file in the state of Colorado. The law states that you or your spouse must live in Colorado for at least 91 days to be able to file for divorce. If you have children, they must live in the state for at least 182 days prior to you filing for divorce, if this requirement isn’t met, you may not be able to enter child custody orders to the Colorado Courts. A divorce lawyer will be able to determine if you have a valid case in the state of Colorado.
Family Law Cases We Represent
Dedicated solely to family law practice, the Colorado Springs family lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. focuses on the following types of cases:
- Military Divorce
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Parenting Time and Custody Modifications
- Protection Orders
- Property Division
- Alimony (Spousal Maintenance)
- Enforcement of Court Orders
- Legal Separation
Each facet of a family law case comes with its own set of rules and nuances. Whether preparing for trial or heading into settlement talks, we believe that detail and a firm understanding of those legal nuances make the difference. Each of our attorneys is seasoned in all aspects of family law, whether simple or complex in nature. Some cases require a keen understanding of significant financial issues, such as valuing a business or dealing with an array of investment or retirement accounts as part of the division of marital property. Likewise, child custody matters can be contentious and complex, sometimes requiring input from an expert. In either type of case, the key is knowing what evidence the court is looking for and how to prepare that evidence in a persuasive and admissible fashion.
Contact us online or call, today, at (303) 781-0322, to speak with a Colorado Springs family lawyer and request our legal services.
Experienced Representation for Divorce and Child Custody Issues
Colorado Springs rests in the 4th Judicial District of Colorado. The laws of Colorado apply throughout the state, including El Paso County. The primary statutory section tied into divorce, custody, and child support cases is Colorado Revised Statutes, 14-10-101, the “Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act.”
In a divorce case, you can expect to deal with issues regarding division of marital property, allocation of marital debt, and spousal support (called “maintenance” under Colorado statute). If there are children involved, or if you are dealing with a child custody case (allocation of parental responsibilities), you can expect to deal with issues regarding decision-making, allocation of parenting time and residential custody, and child support. Though typically the final division of marital property and debts is permanent, any of the other issues may require further court intervention as time goes by. For example, child support may be modified until a child turns 19 years of age. Alimony may be modifiable as to both amount and duration, based on a change in circumstances. Parenting time and decision-making orders are modifiable until a child turns 18.
The completion of your divorce or child custody case may be the first phase of a series of rounds of litigation over time. It’s not uncommon for issues related to enforcement or modification of orders to arise down the road. In light of this, our law firm works to build lasting relationships with our clients, with the hope of being there for them now and in the future, should our services be needed.
Request a Consultation With Our Colorado Springs Family Lawyers
Given the personal and lasting nature of family law matters, providing quality legal representation at every phase is standard practice for the Colorado Springs family attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. If you are going through a divorce or custody case, you will need a trustworthy attorney who knows how to fight for you. Finding someone to help is as simple as speaking with a member of our professional legal team at Plog & Stein, P.C. Call our lawyers at (303) 781-0322 or fill out our online contact form.
In recognition of the growth Colorado Springs and El Paso County have seen over the last few years, we are in the process of opening an office down in “the Springs.” Until then, we are able to offer initial consultations by phone. We also offer discounted travel rates, to and from our DTC office, for any appearances our lawyer need to make in the El Paso County District Court.
Plog & Stein, P.C. handles all types of family law matters throughout the Denver metropolitan area, including Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson, and Adams Counties.