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Divorce FAQ

blog-logoThankfully, most people don’t get a divorce more than once in their lives and if they do, the second one is usually less painful than the first.  At least that’s what I’m told by my clients.  As anyone who has been through a divorce will tell you; there are many things you can do on your own in a Colorado divorce. But if you want to reach a fair settlement for the division of marital assets, and do so in the most amicable way possible, it is best to work with a reputable Colorado Springs law firm

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blog-logoOne of the most common complaints I hear as a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer is “what am I supposed to do with all this paperwork?”  If you’ve never been through a divorce, then you may have no idea what I’m talking about, so here is some fair warning: Once the paperwork comes rolling in, it doesn’t stop until the final decree is issued.  From the initial petition and praecipe to eventual affidavits and orders, you can expect a never-ending stream of paperwork pertaining to your divorce. 

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blog-logoWhen you’re facing divorce, it can be very difficult to maintain a positive “can do” attitude, especially if you are trying to do everything by yourself.  Not every divorce requires complete representation from one of the top divorce attorneys, but most people need help with the divorce settlement agreement.  An experienced Colorado Springs divorce attorney knows how to negotiate on your behalf so you end up with an agreement that you can live with. 

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blog-logoDivorce is never easy, not even when everyone agrees and it is wrapped up quickly. When a divorce is contested, however, things can really start to get ugly.  The top divorce attorneys are often called upon to represent clients in a contested divorce because they know all the best strategies to help their clients get the upper hand.  While there are no surefire ways of “winning” in a contested divorce, there are certain ways that top divorce lawyers will be able to balance the scales in your favor. 

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blog-logoIf you are considering a divorce in the state of Colorado, there are several choices to make, but the first one will probably be the selection of an experienced divorce attorney.  However, if your first language is Spanish then it is important to look for a Spanish speaking lawyer.  Working with a Spanish speaking lawyer does not mean the lawyer’s first language is Spanish.  They could speak Spanish fluently as a second language, but they must be able to act as an intermediary (and interpreter, if needed) on your behalf.

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blog-logoWhen you want to work with an experienced and qualified attorney in Colorado, but your first language is Spanish, it makes sense to look for a Spanish speaking lawyer.  Otherwise, it will be difficult to understand all of the terminology used in the agreements and in court.  Needless to say, this could put you at a severe disadvantage in a divorce proceeding.  Courtrooms are not the place to misunderstand the meaning of what is being negotiated.  It makes a lot more sense to hire a firm that employs Spanish speaking lawyers. 

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blog-logoIn the state of Colorado, there are many couples who are married by the “common law” but there are no specific laws that cover this kind of marriage.  The only way to prove a common law marriage exists is to state to the court that you live together and that you are known in public as husband and wife.   However, just like a traditional marriage, when a common law marriage ends, it requires a marital settlement agreement.

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blog-logoThanks to the availability of many legal documents online, it is no longer necessary to meet with a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer before putting together the basic elements of your Marital Settlement Agreement.  This document, which is also known as a Marital Dissolution Agreement, is an agreement that spells out the terms of a divorce and dictates the division of property, child custody, spousal support and many other issues relevant to the legal dissolution of marriage.

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blog-logoGetting a divorce?  Well, before you start feeling sorry for yourself and thinking you failed in your marriage, why not consider these “divorce factoids” that were recently uncovered by some Colorado Springs family law attorneys.  The statistics show that there are certain lifestyle factors that may have had an impact on the life of your marriage, many of which are completely out of your control.

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blog-logoAs most experienced attorneys will tell you, the words “easy” and divorce” rarely appear in the same sentence; unless you have no children, few assets and no interest in dragging out the process, that is.  However, even the most complicated cases go more smoothly when you work with an experienced team of Colorado Springs family law attorneys.  Here are some ways that a family law attorney in Colorado Springs can help you prepare ahead for a less uncomplicated divorce in Colorado. 

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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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