Douglas County Divorce

Douglas County Divorce Attorneys

DivorceThey say one in every two marriages ends in divorce. Though this figure may not be applicable everywhere, the reality is that many marriages throughout Douglas County do end with the filing of a divorce case. If you’ve been served with divorce papers or have come to the realization that it’s time to end your marriage, do yourself a favor and contact the Douglas County divorce attorneys at Plog & Stein. Seeking the help of an experienced family law team early on is the first step towards preserving your assets, income, and future. At Plog & Stein, our only goal is to attain the best possible legal outcome for you and your children. With over 60 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys will work hard towards meeting your objectives. Let us put that experience to work for you!

How Divorce is Handled by the Douglas County Court

Most divorce cases in Colorado are filed on the basis that the spouses have irreconcilable differences. Whatever the reason, no evidence is needed to request an end to your marriage. To begin the process, one side will file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the District Court. The other side will then be served. At least one party in the divorce must have lived in Colorado for 91 days prior to the filing. From there, the court process will entail an initial status conference, followed up by mediation and potential court hearings concerning both temporary and long term issues.

Every aspect of divorce is important and can make a lasting impact on your life. Parenting time arrangements, custody, and child support are all issues you will face if you have children. How you divide your property and working out alimony (spousal support) can affect your financial situation for years to come. To sort out these details, couples can either reach a settlement together or resolve them through court, meaning a trial. The more you can negotiate and reconcile through mediation in lieu of going to court ahead of time, the more time and money you can save. If your case goes to court, the length of time it will take to resolve depends on the court and the judge you are assigned. A contested divorce can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more, depending on the issues in contention.

An uncontested divorce is one wherein both parties come to an agreement on terms and can proceed amicably without a hearing. Their respective lawyers work on their behalf to come to an arrangement to settle all the issues pertaining to their dissolution of marriage, with the end result being the filing of a “Separation Agreement” with the Court.

Though the steps and concepts tied into a Colorado divorce may sound simple, the Douglas County family law attorneys at Plog & Stein understand that each case may require a detailed analysis of each issue. As such, we will thoroughly analyze your case and help formulate a sound and realistic strategy for both settlement negotiations and court. Again, your goals are our goals.

Intelligent and Dedicated Counsel in Your Douglas County Divorce

Douglas County is part of the 18th Judicial District and has the highest median household income of any Colorado county. The team at Plog & Stein, P.C. has decades of knowledge and experience helping clients all over Douglas County, and we know the ins and outs of the family court system, including what it will take to protect your family and your assets in a divorce. Our Denver Tech Center office is just a short drive from Parker, Highlands Ranch, or Castle Rock. We are ready to assist you in all divorce-related matters. Call us to discuss your case at 303-781-0322 or contact us online.

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.
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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.
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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.
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