Jefferson County Family Law Attorney
If you are considering divorce in Jefferson County or the surrounding area, the experienced Jefferson County family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. can guide you through this difficult time. We are ready to put over 70 years of combined skill and knowledge in family law resolutions to work to guard the best interests of you and your family. We accept divorce, custody, and child support clients from all over Colorado, including Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Littleton, and all of Jefferson County.
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The Process of Dissolving a Marriage
In order for a Jefferson County court to have jurisdiction over your case, either you or your spouse must be a current resident of Jefferson County. Additionally, for divorce involving children (or custody cases), your children must have lived in Colorado for at least six months (182 days) prior to filing a divorce petition (or since birth if a child is under six months of age). This requirement must be met in order for matters involving child custody to be heard by the family law court. Our divorce attorneys can guide Jefferson County residents through each step of this process.
Beyond the initial filing, the first interaction with the court will be an initial status conference, which will be held within 42 days of filing a petition for divorce or custody. Before this status conference, you and your spouse will need to exchange sworn financial statements and other financial disclosures. Though the initial conference is not a traditional court hearing, you and a family law attorney should be prepared to discuss the relevant issues in your case. This will include both property issues, such as asset division and support, as well as child related issues, if there are children involved.
When children are involved, parents are required to try to resolve parenting issues, such as who will have decision-making responsibilities and how much time a child will spend with each parent. Based on what agreement the spouses reach as to parenting time, child support can be calculated and submitted to the court for approval. However, when any of these issues are contested, and an agreement cannot be reached, the court will hold a trial to resolve those issues that are still in dispute. Before permanent orders are entered, all parents will be be required to attend a one time parenting class.
The family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. are skilled legal professionals ready to help you through the process. We have represented many Jefferson County clients over the years ands are familiar with the substantive and procedural expectations of the court. Let us put that knowledge and experience to good use for you in your divorce, custody, or child support matter.
Consult an Experienced Lawyer in Jefferson County
Many divorcing couples cannot agree on all the issues that may arise during their case, and sometimes the emotional turmoil surrounding one issue can cloud a spouse’s judgment with regard to other issues. Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can help you protect your interests in both the short and the long term.
Plog & Stein, P.C. is available to offer representation and support for the following family law issues:
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Visitation / Parenting Time
- Complex Marital Estates
- Restraining Orders
- Grandparent’s Rights
At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Jefferson County family law lawyers work strategically and communicate clearly with clients about the financial costs and benefits of proposed actions, as well as their purpose in the overall case. You can be confident in our ability to handle your case Colorado divorce or custody case with all of the care, skill, and professionalism it deserves.
We have two locations conveniently located roughly equidistant to the Jefferson County District Court. Our South Metro office is located in the Denver Tech Center, near Orchard and I-25. Our North Metro Office is located in Broomfield, near Highway 36 and 121/Wadsworth. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with earlier, later, or weekend appointments available in special circumstances. We look forward to hearing from you and learning how we may assist you and your family. Contact Plog & Stein, P.C. at (303) 781-0322 to speak with an attorney, or request a consultation online.