Golden Divorce Lawyer

The Drake Law Firm, P.C., helps people obtain uncontested and contested divorces.

Divorce in Golden

It’s an unfortunate fact that some marriages aren’t meant to last forever. Unfortunately, parting ways when you’re married is a challenge. You have to settle matters regarding property, children, and spousal support before moving on to the next stage of your life. Fortunately, you don’t have to go about this on your own. Instead, our Golden divorce lawyer can assist you every step of the way.

We can negotiate a separation agreement if you wish to obtain an uncontested divorce. We can also assist with mediation or litigate the divorce before a judge. After reviewing your case, we can formulate a legal strategy to help you dissolve your marriage.

Matters Addressed in a Divorce

A Golden divorce lawyer can help you negotiate all the matters related to your divorce. We can also represent you in court, where the judge will determine:

  • Division of marital property and debts
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Alimony

How To Obtain A Divorce In Golden

Because Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, you do not have to prove wrongdoing to obtain a divorce. Instead, you must attest that the marriage is irretrievably broken. In addition, you must have lived in the state for at least 90 days before you file. If you meet the requirements, your Golden divorce lawyer can file the paperwork to dissolve the marriage. In addition, the attorney can file a separation agreement if you have one in place.

If the matters have already been settled, you can obtain your divorce 91 days after the other party was notified or after you filed a co-petition. If you have to go to court, your judge will schedule a hearing. Then, you can settle the matters of the divorce and obtain the decree.

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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.

Dividing Property During A Divorce

Colorado follows the law of equitable distribution when dividing marital assets and debts. After considering factors that include the contributions both spouses made to obtaining the property, the judge then divides it based on fairness. Often, the division is equal, but that isn’t always the case.

You have the option of working out a property division agreement outside of the courtroom. If you do this, you’ll need to provide financial disclosures for the judge to review before signing off on the agreement. As long as the judge deems the agreement is fair, he or she will sign off, and it will become a legal order.

Temporary Orders During Golden Divorce Cases

Your Golden divorce lawyer can help you obtain temporary orders during the proceedings. Once you file, you might be eligible for temporary spousal support. Also, you can acquire temporary child custody and support orders. Consult with your attorney to see which orders you should pursue. Then, your attorney can file the paperwork so you will have the structure and support needed during the divorce proceedings.

Making Financial Disclosures

Your Golden divorce lawyer will help you prepare the financial disclosures for your case. You will need to submit these disclosures, even if you settle the case outside of court. The financial disclosures are analyzed to decide various matters, including the division of property. The judge must review the disclosures to ensure that the division of property and other matters are settled fairly and equitably.

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