No one enjoys going through a divorce. In our many years working with family law clients throughout the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, we’ve never had a client tell us that they are having fun going through their divorce. It can be a stressful and emotional time, even in the simplest of cases. Divorce is serious business and can have a lasting impact, both financially and emotionally. We understand that that nothing matters more than your future and that of your children and our only objective is the best possible outcome in your case. If you are in need of a Lakewood divorce attorney who will be able to sit down with you from day one, go over your goals, and strategize with you on the best ways to reach those goals, the lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. are here for you. Our experienced divorce attorneys can assist with all aspects of divorce, including property division, child custody, alimony, and more.Obtaining a Divorce in Lakewood
The length of time it takes to acquire a divorce depends partially on the court your case is in. Lakewood, Colorado is part of Jefferson County which is part of the First Judicial District of Colorado. It also depends on how complicated your case is and if it is contested or uncontested. The simplest divorce will still take at least 91 days. More complex divorces can take much longer, depending on the issues being litigated.
At the start of the process, the courts can issue temporary orders for things like alimony (maintenance), child support, and visitation to provide parties relief as they go through the litigation process. You are also granted certain protections from retaliation or harm from the other party in a divorce. These protections go into effect from the moment a party is served or signs a waiver of service. By law, you are protected from damage to, disposal of, or the concealing of marital property, harassment, certain financial harm (like canceling insurance), and the removal of children from the state without your consent.
As soon as one party is served divorce papers, deadlines for filing a response are triggered as well as deadlines for financial disclosures and setting your first court engagement. At this point in time, you should begin working with your Lakewood divorce attorney so that you have a clear understanding of everything you need to do and all the steps involved in moving forward with your case. You may not realize all the complexities that can arise in a divorce from the financial disclosure process to making decisions about custody, parenting time, and child support that will impact your children’s lives for many years to come. At Plog & Stein, we are knowledgeable and skilled divorce attorneys serving the Lakewood community and can build the right approach for your particular situation. Let us protect your legal rights as you move through your divorce litigation.Lakewood Attorneys Specializing in Family Law Matters
The lawyers at Plog & Stein strive to build exceptional, workable solutions for every one of our clients. We have dedicated our over 70 years of combined experience to assisting clients with all types of family law related issues, with one of our primary focuses being divorce and divorce related issues. We know how emotionally trying these times can be and look to provide our clients with the comfort of knowing they will be well represented through each phase of their case. Call us to set up an appointment to speak with a member of our team at 303-781-0322 or contact us online. We will listen with patience to best understand how we may be able to use our many years of experience to assist with your case.
We also represent people who need a family law attorney in Denver, Westminster, Arvada, and Littleton, as well as other cities in Jefferson, Adams, Denver, and Broomfield Counties.