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Englewood Divorce Attorney

Our Englewood Divorce Lawyers Want the Best for You and Your Family

One of the hardest things that you may ever do is decide to get divorced. Even if you know that divorce is the right thing, walking away from someone whom you once loved deeply can be painful. What’s more, divorce can also be a logistical nightmare–deciding where you’ll live, who will get what property, how pets or children will be shared, and more can be an extremely trying process. At the Jones Law Firm, PC, our Englewood divorce lawyers understand what you’re going through and can offer the legal advice and representation that you both need and deserve throughout the process. Please call our office directly today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Filing for a Divorce in Englewood

Filing for a divorce can be a complex process and one that varies slightly depending on whether a couple has children or not. If you do not have children with your spouse, the simplified version of the process for divorce looks like the following–

  1. Meet the residency requirements – you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce;
  2. Determine whether or not you and your spouse will file for divorce together or separately.
    1. If you’re filing on your own, you’ll need to file the petition for dissolution of marriage, file the forms with the court, and then arrange to have your spouse served with the divorce papers.
  3. Resolve issues in a divorce – if you filed separately and had your spouse served with papers, you’ll need to wait for them to respond. If they are not in agreement about how the divorce should be settled, you’ll need to resolve issues before the divorce can proceed. If mediation fails, then you may need to litigate the divorce.

If you have children, the divorce process looks different. Mainly, you and your spouse will need to file a parenting plan with the court in order for the divorce to be finalized. If you have questions about this process, one of our attorneys can help.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

There are two types of divorce in Colorado: contested and uncontested. In an uncontested divorce, both parties are in agreement about what the divorce settlement should look like–there is no disagreement about how property and debts should be divided, whether or not spousal maintenance (alimony) should be part of the divorce settlement, what the parenting arrangement will look like, etc. This type of divorce is quick and simple.

A contested divorce, on the other hand, means that parties are not in agreement about how the above issues should be resolved. As such, there may be high levels of contention surrounding where children should live, how property should be divided, who will pay for certain debts, and whether or not one spouse should receive alimony. As mentioned above, when a divorce is contested and issues cannot be resolved through mediation, a couple will need to litigate the divorce. Litigation is expensive, time-consuming, and often very emotional. And of course, there’s no guaranteed outcome. As such, our law firm strongly recommends that couples attempt to work together to resolve disagreements out of court whenever possible.

Services Offered by Our Englewood Divorce Lawyers

Our lawyers are here to offer you the comprehensive, personalized, and high-quality legal services that you need when seeking a divorce. We can be as involved in the process as you want and can handle 100 percent of your divorce for you, or advise you where needed. The range of services we provide includes document preparation and filing; gathering evidence during the discovery process; hiring various experts to support you in your divorce, such as forensic accountants or child psychologists; representing you during mediation/negotiations; advising you of when to settle, what to fight for, and where to compromise; providing you with information about the law and your legal rights and options; representing you during divorce litigation; and more. Our objective is to secure a divorce case outcome for you that satisfies your best interests.

Call Us to Speak With an Englewood Divorce Attorney Today

Getting a divorce is never easy but, with a good lawyer on your side, it may become a more approachable process. At the office of the Jones Law Firm, PC, our skilled Englewood divorce lawyer has the experience, background, and reputation that you’re looking for in a divorce attorney. To schedule a consultation, please reach out to us directly or send us a confidential message telling us more about your case and the services you’re looking for, and we will follow up with you shortly.

We are dedicated to going after the best possible outcomes for our
Englewood clients: Contact us today at (888) 850-9851 to learn more or to get started with a free consultation.

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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.

Alan

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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!

T.S.

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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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