Douglas County Divorce
They 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 70 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.