No-Fault Divorce in Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state. This means that either party involved in the marriage can seek to dissolve the marriage for any reason. There is no requirement to prove that the other party was at fault for the failure of the marriage; no-fault divorce law simply requires that one or both parties state, “that the marriage is irretrievably broken.” In any divorce, it is imperative to protect your rights and best interests with proficient legal guidance. Gordon N. Shayne is a highly qualified lawyer who brings over three decades of legal experience and dedication to your divorce case.
Exceptions to No-Fault Divorce Law
In most cases, fault is usually considered irrelevant. However, there are exceptions where fault will be allowed to be discussed. For example, a spouse who has a gambling or addiction problem who depletes the marital funds to support the behavior without obtaining permission from their spouse beforehand. Another example of where proof of fault is allowed would occur when one of the parties’ is gifting marital property of some significance, who may be involved in an illicit affair or relationship. In these cases, fault can affect the division of marital assets and debts. These issues can affect more than divorce proceedings – they can affect the outcome of spousal maintenance and custody negotiations, as well. In this situation, it is important to have a skillful divorce attorney by your side to help defend your case. Whether you are choosing to settle in or out of court, Gordon N. Shayne aggressively protects your rights, assets, and best interests when fault becomes an issue in your divorce proceedings.
Why You Need the Help of a Proficient Divorce Attorney
Colorado’s no-fault divorce law can often be difficult to navigate, with complex nuances between what can and cannot be considered fault. Gordon N. Shayne not only helps you understand the differences and what constitutes fault, but also offers the advantages of:
Knowledge of complex statutes and case law: Gordon N. Shayne stays up to date on the latest legal developments and cases to provide the best possible legal advice and strategies to his clients. He can give accurate, personalized counsel for divorce cases ranging from common law marriage to civil unions.
Decades of legal experience: Gordon N. Shayne has practiced law for over 34 years and is a distinguished member of the legal community. When you choose Mr. Shayne as your attorney, you have access to trusted professionals, such as CFIs and professional evaluators, who Mr. Shayne knows personally to be reputable.
Total dedication to your case: Gordon N. Shayne will be your tireless advocate during the divorce agreement discussions to effectively protect your interests. Contact us today to schedule a free* consultation with Gordon N. Shayne today and learn more about how to file for divorce in a no-fault divorce state.
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