Golden, CO, Divorce Attorney

The Drake Law Firm, P.C. is experienced in negotiating and litigating divorce cases.

Divorce in Golden, CO

When you entered into your marriage, you thought it would last forever. Unfortunately, things don’t work out sometimes. As difficult as it is, you know that getting a divorce is the right choice for you and your family. Our Golden, CO, divorce lawyer helps people navigate through the complexities of the legal process. We can utilize both non-adversarial and aggressive legal strategies to help you reach the desired outcome.
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, but there are still numerous matters to settle. Contact our divorce attorney today for help with your case.

What Matters Are Settled During Divorce Cases?

Your Golden, CO, divorce lawyer can negotiate with the other side to settle the matters in the divorce. In many cases, we can reach an agreement without a judge stepping in, but that is not always the case. Whether the case is settled inside or outside of court, we can help with all divorce matters, including:
  • Division of property
  • Allocation of debts
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Enforcing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Spousal support

Obtaining A Divorce In Golden, CO

As a no-fault divorce state, you don’t have to prove that the other party did anything wrong to file for divorce. Instead, you can file on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. First, you need to meet the state’s residency requirement by having an established domicile in Colorado for a minimum of 90 days. Then, your Golden, CO, divorce lawyer can file the petition.
You can file a co-petition with the other party or file it yourself. If you file your own petition, the other party will be notified. Then, you can receive your divorce decree in as little as 91 days after the notification. If you file together, the 91-day clock starts ticking on the date of the filing.
You are more likely to move through the process quickly if you settle the matters beforehand. Thus, your Colorado divorce lawyer will use non-adversarial negotiation strategies to attempt to reach an agreement before filing for divorce. Contact our firm today to learn more.

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Why Choose The Drake Law Firm, P.C.?

  • Schedule A Consultation – Discuss your case with us during your consultation.
  • Highly Reviewed and Recognized – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. has numerous five-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Martindale, Birdeye, and other review sites. In addition, Marie E. Drake has been recognized as a top attorney by Avvo and a top lawyer by the American Law Society.
  • Numerous Practice Areas – Our law firm focuses on family law, divorce, child custody and child support.
  • Non-adversarial and Aggressive Legal Strategies – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. helps families  solve disputes through non-adversarial resolution strategies. However, our firm is always ready to litigate cases before a judge.
  • A Firm That Gives Back – Our firm is committed to the community and giving back. By supporting charitable organizations, such as Living Journeys, we hope to make Golden, CO, a better place for everyone.

Property Division

If you don’t work out a property division agreement beforehand, a judge will divide the property for you. As an equitable division state, the court has a great deal of discretion in these matters. It does not have to divide the property equally. Instead, the court decides what is fair.

The court will consider numerous factors when dividing property, including the spouses’ contributions in the marriage, gifts acquired, loss and gains to separate property, and the financial circumstances of both parties. It will also review prenuptial or postnuptial agreements. While the court has discretion, your Golden, CO, divorce lawyer can also present evidence to support your rights to assets.

Financial Disclosures

You will need to provide financial disclosures as part of your divorce case. This is true, even if you have already submitted a divorce agreement. The judge will review these disclosures before accepting the agreement and granting the divorce. Your Golden, CO, divorce lawyer will help you gather the financial documents you need for this. Then, you can submit your disclosures and move that much closer to the divorce.

Temporary Orders

If you and the other party cannot come to an agreement, the divorce case will go to court. First, the judge can issue temporary orders that will go into effect while the divorce is being settled. These orders can include temporary spousal support, temporary custody orders, and more. The judge can also have one spouse move out of the marital home.

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