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Can One Pueblo CO Divorce Lawyer Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

blog-logoIf you are getting a divorce in Colorado, then you may be preparing for a long and drawn out battle, but not every couple needs to go that route.  More and more, couples are trying to find common ground and write their own divorce agreements.  While this approach is certainly not for everyone, it can be done.  As a Pueblo CO divorce lawyer, I have worked with several couples who decided to split the cost of hiring one attorney to handle the filing of paperwork, and handled the rest of the details on their own. 

How do you work with a single attorney for your Colorado divorce?

Everyone has heard the horror stories from couples who ended up in serious debt after battling it out in Colorado family court, only to end up worse off than they would have been if they had started out with cooler heads.  You may have also heard about people who pulled off a simple and painless divorce and ended their marriage amicably. 

If you and your spouse have uncomplicated assets, grown-up children or no children, and are self-supporting individuals, you will not have to deal with some of the more complicated areas of divorce, which include child custody, support, and contested property settlements. Perhaps you were smart enough to draw up a prenuptial agreement, or you have only been married for a few years.  If so, then you and your spouse may want to consider hiring a single Pueblo CO divorce lawyer and splitting the cost.

My advice for couples who are considering a “single lawyer divorce” in Colorado is to spend some time learning about the agreements you will need to make.  Talk about how you would divide your property, including real estate and retirement assets, and see if you can come up with an amicable solution.  Identify any areas of potential dispute and see if you can work with an independent mediator to resolve them.  A Pueblo CO divorce lawyer can offer advice in this area as well. 

Cutting the cost and duration of your divorce may be one of the smartest decisions you will ever make, but working with a single attorney should only be done if you are on good terms and agreeable about the major issues in your divorce.

For more information about hiring a single Pueblo CO divorce lawyer to execute the documents in your divorce, consult with one of the experienced family law attorneys at the Marrison Family Law LLC.

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MPatMarrisonFor over a quarter century, we have helped people during what is often the darkest time in their lives. Divorce is not easy even under the best of circumstances. For most people, family is central. Having something go wrong in the family can have a ripple effect that extends beyond the home and into other areas.

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