Jefferson County Family Lawyer
If you need help with a family law case in Jefferson County, you have come to the right place. At Plog & Stein, P.C., our experienced Jefferson County family lawyers handle a wide range of family law matters, such as divorce, custody, child support, alimony, and property division, to name a few. Whether your case ends in a trial before a judge or is settled outside of court, our family law attorneys are prepared to strategically work towards your objectives. Protecting your rights and interests is our only goal. Your future is extremely important to us. Nothing brings us greater satisfaction than being able to help an individual in need of our family law services. We handle both complex and simple divorce and custody matters and are also available to provide unbundled services on an hourly basis.
Our Family Attorneys have extensive experience in the following Family Law areas:
The lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. accept family law cases from all Jefferson County areas, including:
- Wheat Ridge
Get started with a consultation session at either of our two convenient locations.
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 lawyers 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 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 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 and 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 Jefferson County Family Lawyer
At Plog & Stein, P.C., our Jefferson County family 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.