A Divorce Attorney Can Protect You during Negotiation and in Court
Divorce, or dissolution of marriage, can be quick and painless when two people with few assets and no children agree to go their separate ways. But most divorces are not so simple. If yours falls into the more complicated category, you need a divorce attorney to look out for your interests. Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, in Denver, CO, can help your situation. They attempt to achieve the best possible results with the least amount of acrimony, time, and expense.
Why Do I Need a Divorce Attorney?
Your divorce attorney will personally handle every stage of your case, benefiting you in the courtroom and in the conference room. You’re never left wondering whether your attorney is up to the task. They will not waste your resources in needless litigation, but neither will they let your spouse take advantage of you. They walk you through every step and ensures you are informed about all available options and protected at every turn.
Family Law Veterans
As consummate negotiators and supremely skilled litigators, Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, offer the diverse approach required to handle every aspect of divorce, including:
- Divorce litigation
- Uncontested divorce
- Legal separation
- Property Settlements Overview
- Real Estate
- Business Holdings
- Retirement Funds
- Asset Valuation
- Forensic Accounting
- Qualified Domestic Relations Order
- Spousal Support Overview
- Maintenance (alimony)
- Appeals Overview
What Can I Expect during this Process?
Every divorce is different, and the process and timeline for reaching dissolution varies depending on the facts of your case. The minimum time for final dissolution is 91 days, but a divorce can take many months or years if your situation is complicated by complex asset division and disputes regarding children.
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means the only reason that needs to be cited is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. There is no requirement to prove fault, and no tactical advantage gained by doing so.
In general, you or your attorney files a summons and petition with the court and serves it on your spouse. Your spouse then has 21 days (35 if living outside Colorado) to file a response.
Your divorce attorney will personally handle every stage of your case, benefiting you in the courtroom and in the conference room.
You have 42 days (from the date of service) to file your financial disclosures. A qualified divorce attorney can help prepare your disclosures, examine your spouse’s disclosures and assist in formulating settlement goals, including asset division, support and living arrangements.
Then, negotiations on the settlement agreement begin. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, you may need to appear in a court hearing before a judge. It takes time to get on the court’s schedule, and then the pre-trial procedure can also take extensive time. In the end, a judge issues permanent orders.
Protecting Your Interests
When the stakes are high, contact divorce lawyers Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, at any time, day or night. Call the office in Denver at (303) 758-8981 or in Avon at (970) 343-0023 to arrange your consultation. You can also contact the firm online.