Colorado Springs Divorce Attorney
Divorce is an unfortunate conclusion for marriages. Despite our want for partnerships to last, we must face the painful truth. When it comes to handling separation matters, you do not have to face them alone. We can help.
At the Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne, we understand the tremendous stress and emotional turmoil that can ensue when you have decided to part ways with your spouse or long-term partner. There are numerous factors to consider, such as your property and other financial matters. There is also the matter of emotional distress, as it includes dealing with separation and custody of your beloved children. Unfortunately, important decisions must be made when you are not in a good frame-of-mind to make decisions that are truly in your best interest.
The Divorce Process in Colorado
Divorce in Colorado can be a long, stressful, and seemingly endless process; but, with a competent Colorado Springs divorce attorney, you can see this process through from start to finish.
As a “no-fault” divorce state, whoever is at fault for your separation has no bearing in the court’s decision regarding property settlements. Colorado divorce courts do, however, employ “equitable division” principles in their rulings. This means they may evenly divide marital properties or fairly segregate the assets according to each spouse’s contribution to the marriage and other factors.
How long a divorce process takes depends on several factors. For example, after the initial filing of the divorce, the court gives you and your spouse 20 days to submit your respective financial disclosure. If any of either party fails to meet the deadline, the court can give another 20-day extension.
The mediation / arbitration is the best opportunity to settle cases without having to go to a contested hearing. This is a good solution for finalizing parenting plans (which covers matters concerning child custody, support, and visitation), division of property and debts, spousal support, and any other related legal issues.
This is why if you’re contemplating a divorce or are already going through it, you’ll need a reliable and experienced Colorado Springs divorce lawyer who can help you speed up the process. Call the Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne to schedule a legal consultation.
*for those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney