Jefferson County, Colorado

Family Law Attorneys Trusted by Colorado Residents for Almost Two Decades

Family Law in Jefferson CountyIf you are considering divorce in Jefferson County or the surrounding area, the experienced Jefferson County divorce attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. can guide you through this difficult time. We are ready to put over 60 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 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 Divorce 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 divorce 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:

At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Jefferson County divorce 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.

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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