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Contested Divorce Cases in Denver

Understanding Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in Denver

When facing a divorce, there are two different routes that your case can go. If you and your spouse are able to reach an amicable agreement on all the terms and conditions of the divorce, then you will be able to settle your matter outside of court. Unfortunately, many divorce cases are of a more contentious nature, it not uncommon for the parties to disagree on several matters.

When you and your spouse are unable to agree on all the terms of the divorce, then the matter is taken to trial where a judge will make the final judgment for you. This is referred to as a contested divorce. Even when just one is issue is causing controversy, the case is considered to be contested. If you wish to avoid trial, then divorce mediation may be a good option for you. Mediation can help you to reach an amicable agreement on your own because you have an unbiased third party to guide you through negotiations.

When filing for divorce there many issues that must be negotiated and decided on before the divorce can be granted. In the event of divorce in Denver, a child custody agreement must be established, child support needs to be calculated, the property needs to be divided between the two parties and spousal maintenance must be resolved. These issues may be miniscule or trivial to some, but they can actually have a tremendous impact on both parties, both in a personal and financial way.

Dedicated Legal Defense When It Matters Most

When you bring forth the unresolved issues at trial, before the judge makes his decision your attorney will have the opportunity to bring forth any evidence, witness testimonies, financial documents or anything else that could possibly help your case. It usually ends up being one spouse’s word against the other which makes it more difficult for the court to decide. Ultimately, the judge will have the final decision which means that you have less control over the outcome than if you were to file for uncontested divorce. Every divorce is unique and requires a personalized approach. With the help of a divorce attorney from Jones Law Firm, PC, you can help determine if a contested divorce is right for you.

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Due to the sensitive nature of divorce cases, it would be wise to speak with an experienced family attorney to get a professional opinion about your case. Contested divorce cases typically take longer to resolve and they may take up to a year to fully conclude. This type of divorce can also be more costly depending on how much trial litigation takes place before it is resolved. Learn the difference between uncontested and contested divorce and which one is right for you!

Call now to speak with a divorce attorney from Jones Law Firm, PC today about your case!

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I cannot be more happy with the April Jones Law Firm! I hired her in 2012 for disputes over child support and other items, we had to go to court 3 times on separate matters and every time we were successful. April is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down. If I ever need a family law attorney I will call April Jones.

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Voice message to attorney April Jones from opposing counsel following a successful hearing: Boy I would have jumped over the net and shook your hand today, but there was no net!

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April is awesome! She definitely knows what’s going on with everything in court. I couldn’t have gotten a better outcome.

Terri

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April and staff were wonderful. It made a difficult time of life softer while maintaining my dignity.

B.H.

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Once the process became too difficult for me to navigate through I decided to seek Family Law services.

The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.

R.P.M.

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I really appreciated April’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to settling my divorce. It was very refreshing. April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success. I will be a customer for life.

J.M.

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Meet Our Team

Meet Senor Attorney Erin Mullen. Erin has been practicing law since 2000. Before moving to Colorado, she practiced as an Administrative Law Judge, an Assistant Public Defender, and an Assistant Attorney General in Louisiana. Erin has a passion for assisting families through the difficulties of the dissolution of the marriage process. She has served as lead counsel in numerous child custody, divorce, and relocation matters throughout Colorado. Learn more about Erin.   Meet Senior Attorney Michael Ruiz. Michael …

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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit), and Stuart Wallace in Illinois.