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Legal Separation in Denver

Separation Laws in Colorado

Are you considering a legal separation as a temporary or long-term alternative to divorce? For some couples who are not ready to confront the drastic changes resulting from a divorce, a legal separation may prove to be the best viable option. Whether you decide to proceed with a legal separation or you and your spouse opt for an official divorce, a Denver family attorney at Jones Law Firm, PC may be able to help you.

Differences Between Legal Separation & Divorce

For some couples, there are certain benefits that a legal separation will afford them. Whether for emotional, religious, or financial reasons, all are valid concerns that can make legal separation a more favorable alternative. There are some key differences to consider when exploring this option. Your attorney can assist you in properly understanding key provisions so you and your spouse can make an informed decision.

Some of the more defining traits of legal separation include:

The possibility of retaining some benefits, which would not be possible through divorce. Some of these benefits can include retirement, social security, and insurance benefits. Also, through legal separation, inheritance rights are preserved under Colorado law.

While a legal separation is in place, neither spouse can legally remarry.

There are also similarities between legal separation and divorce, such as:

In a legal separation, property is divided and you can no longer accumulate property jointly once the legal separation is in place

All debts and assets accumulated after legal separation are the sole responsibility of the spouse that acquired them

As with a divorce, similar financial decisions must be made, including spousal and child support considerations

You and your spouse still need to come to an agreement regarding the parenting of your children

Taking the Next Step with Our Denver Family Law Attorney

If legal separation is an option you would like to explore further, our firm can help facilitate the planning process and help you and your spouse reach agreements that are mutually beneficial. Contact Jones Law Firm, PC to schedule a meeting with one of our family attorneys to discuss your options and goals. Our legal separation attorneys are skilled in all aspects pertaining to the legal separation process and will apply this experience to your case with the respect and legal support you deserve.

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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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