Westminster Divorce

Divorce Attorneys Advocating for Westminster Clients

Divorce in Westminster, ColoradoGoing through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time, and you need a law firm on your side that you can trust. The Westminster divorce lawyers at Plog & Stein, P.C. have decades of family law experience to leverage in helping you through all aspects of your Colorado divorce, including property and debt division, custody, alimony, and child support issues. Our team is committed to providing the representation you deserve during this often stressful and complicated process. Conveniently located in the Interlocken area, our North Metro office is open to serve clients in Adams, Jefferson, Broomfield, Boulder, and all surrounding district courts.

Filing for a Divorce in Westminster

Because Colorado is a “no-fault” state, you do not need a specific reason like alleged infidelity or abuse to request an end to your marriage. In fact, most divorce cases are filed on the basis that the spouses have irreconcilable differences. No evidence beyond this reasoning is needed to obtain a divorce. Since the city spans both Adams and Jefferson counties, your residential address will determine the county in which your Westminster divorce will be filed.

The initial stages of a Colorado divorce start with the filing of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, which will ultimately be served on the other party. The only requirement to filing is that at least one of the parties has been domiciled in Colorado for at least 91 days prior to filing. Once the case is filed, the court will deal with various issues, including:

  • Division of Property and Debt
  • Spousal Support (Maintenance)
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

When it comes to dividing up the marital estate, Colorado is an equitable distribution state, which means that the court can divide property as it believes to be “fair.” “Equitable” does not always mean “equal.” Additionally, assets come in various forms, including investment and retirement accounts or real estate. Having an attorney who understands the intricacies of dividing marital property is important in any divorce.

The timeline for finalizing a Westminster divorce is a minimum of 91 days after filing or service. Colorado family law courts cannot issue a final decree before the approximate three-month mark, and many divorces take much longer. Issues concerning equitable distribution of marital property, child custody agreements, and allocation of monetary resources can take time to resolve. While a case is pending, courts can enter temporary orders to provide relief regarding issues such as support or child visitation until the final hearing.

Westminster Divorce: Retaining An Experienced Lawyer Matters

Our experience in the family law arena allows us to provide strategic and thorough representation to our Westminster divorce clients. Having the right law firm on your side can make all the difference in your divorce case. At Plog & Stein, our goal is to help you understand your rights and options and to formulate a plan to realistically meet your objectives at the end of the court process. Let our Westminster divorce attorneys help you move on to the next chapter of your life. To discuss your situation contact us online or call us at (303) 781-0322 to speak with an attorney for free.

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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