Uncontested Divorce Lakewood, CO
With years of experience in the legal industry, The Drake Law Firm, P.C. specializes in effectively
negotiating and litigating complex divorce cases with a focus on protecting their clients’ best interests.
Why go with an uncontested Divorce?
It’s a common misconception that divorces are inherently confrontational, complex, and time-consuming. Fortunately, the Drake Law Firm has successfully assisted numerous individuals with filing and obtaining uncontested divorces. Our skilled and experienced uncontested divorce lawyers serve Lakewood, CO and the greater West Denver area. We can provide legal representation during negotiations and work towards reaching a mutually acceptable and sensible separation and divorce agreements. There’s a lot of situations where two spouses want to end a marriage without the fuzz and drama, we’re here to make sure you don’t miss anything. Our team is committed to supporting you every step of the way during this challenging time.
Colorado allows No-Fault Divorce. Still, a lot needs to be settled.
By seeking legal representation from our experienced divorce lawyer in Lakewood, CO, you can benefit from our expert negotiation skills in resolving contentious matters in your divorce. While we strive to reach an agreement outside of court, there may be instances where judicial intervention is necessary. Regardless of the approach, our team is equipped to navigate all aspects of your divorce, from start to finish. Count on us to assist you with crucial issues, including but not limited to:
- Equitable division of property
- Allocation of debts accrued during the marriage
- Determining child custody arrangements
- Facilitating child support agreements
- Ensuring enforcement of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Establishing spousal support arrangements.
The First Steps to an uncontested Divorce in Colorado
To seek an uncontested divorce in Colorado, certain requirements must be met. Firstly, both you and your spouse should agree to dissolve the marriage. Secondly, you must have resided in Colorado for 90 days or more before filing. Additionally, a signed separation agreement that outlines key points such as the division of assets, child custody, and child support is necessary.
When both parties have legal representation, a court appearance typically isn’t necessary, and the decree of dissolution is issued without a hearing. However, if one or both parties don’t have an attorney, a short court appearance may be necessary, allowing the judge to officially grant the divorce.
How to get an uncontested divorce
When seeking an uncontested divorce, you have several options to negotiate a separation agreement. We can help you come to an agreement before filing for divorce. This allows you to include the separation agreement with your divorce paperwork, potentially expediting the proceedings. You can expect to receive your divorce decree approximately 91 days after submission. You also have the option of filing for divorce and then negotiate a separation agreement. This option can still avoid court but it could take a bit longer overall.
Mediation is another option. A third-party mediator can collaborate with you and your spouse to establish the details of the separation agreement, either before or after filing for divorce.