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Legal Guidance Through the Divorce Process in Denver

Filing for Divorce in Colorado

If you are facing marital troubles and contemplating divorce, it is never too early to speak with a lawyer about your legal options. As a “no-fault” divorce state, Colorado allows either spouse to file for divorce if the marriage is irretrievably broken. Both parties do not need to agree a marriage is irretrievably broken for one party to file for divorce.

To file for divorce in Colorado at least one of the parties must live in Colorado or have significant contacts with Colorado. To prove you live here, the court may look at:

  • Maintaining your voter registration in Colorado
  • Owning a house within the state
  • Registering a car in the state

While divorce may seem easier to file in Colorado, the complexity and length of the proceedings vary depending on your unique situation. This is why it is imperative that you seek legal advice from the skilled Denver divorce attorney from Schmidt Law Group, P.C. We are committed to helping clients understand all options and determine which legal path can resolve the case swiftly and cost-efficiently.

To learn more about how we can help or if you wish to discuss your case in-person, call the firm today and schedule a free case review.

Contested & Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree to all aspects of the divorce. If this is your situation, you and your spouse would still need to follow the appropriate steps and rules for divorce. Generally, if you use an attorney the more you agree, the less your fees should be. In Colorado, you do not file as contested or uncontested divorce. Please contact our divorce attorney for more information. A contested divorce is one in which the parties cannot agree to one or more of the issues. The issue is then presented to the judge to make an order.

Prior to presenting your case to a judge, you and the other party will be ordered to:

  • Mediation- The process where two parties work thoroughly to come up with an amicable agreement if possible with the help of a third-party mediator. Mediation also allows both parties to talk about their issues and differences and hopefully arrive at an agreement that works best for everyone involved. Mediation is mandatory in divorce, child custody and modification requests.
  • Litigation- If the other party refuses to sit down with our client to work out a peaceful agreement, the case must be litigated. Litigation refers to the process of presenting evidence to a judge on the contested issue. The judge, after hearing the evidence would rule on the issue. These can include issues such as child custody, child support, division of assets, and others.

Contact an Experienced Denver Divorce Lawyer Today

At Schmidt Law Group, P.C., we stand by our clients every step of the way and work closely with them to ensure that their specific needs and objectives are met. With us on their side, they have a trusted advisor and a tough advocate dedicated to resolving their case in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Allow us to do the same for you.

Call us today at (303) 225-1016 to schedule a free, initial consultation with our Denver divorce attorneys.

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