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–
- Meet the residency requirements – you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce;
- Determine whether or not you and your spouse will file for divorce together or separately.
- 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.
- 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.
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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).