Colorado family law is an expansive legal practice area, covering such a wide range of topics that it is likely you will face issues at some point during your lifetime. Some of your happiest memories touch on these legal concepts, such as getting married or adopting a child. Alternatively, you may encounter the less joyful side of family law if you are contemplating divorce or need to enforce an order for spousal maintenance or child support. Plus, it is also the body of family law that protects individuals and children from domestic abuse and threats of violence.
When you understand the broad array of issues and extremely personal factors involved with family law, you can appreciate the importance of retaining experienced legal counsel for assistance. Our team at Pomper Price, LLC has the skills to protect your interests and the compassion to address highly emotional themes associated with your closest relationships. Please contact our firm today to speak with a Colorado family law attorney today, and read on for some important information about our legal services.
With over 35 years of combined experience, the divorce attorneys at Pomper Price, LLC have the knowledge, skill, and strategic expertise to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality and individualized representation to clients in the Greater Denver area, and we have satellite offices serving families as far north as Fort Collins and stretching down to Colorado Springs. We are happy to meet with you at any of our convenient locations, but we are set up to conduct virtual consultations as well. Our process starts by learning more about your family law situation and identifying the relevant legal issues. From there, we can explain and advise you on your options, enabling you to make informed decisions about how to best proceed. While we are prepared to assist with resolving your disputes through negotiation, we are also equally equipped to go to court to protect your interests.
At Pomper Price, LLC, our Colorado family law attorneys are committed to helping you achieve your objectives regardless of your position in a dispute, court case, administrative proceeding, or other matter. Our areas of practice include:
While some parties can agree on the issues involved with divorce, disputes stand in the way for others. Often, these disagreements center on property division, a process that starts by drawing a distinction between marital assets and those acquired by a spouse separately. Then, Colorado law requires that marital property be distributed equitably between the parties, which means that they should be divided in the interests of fairness.
When parties have chiildren, the court must determine how to allocate parenting time and decision-making between the parties.. Determinations in this area are subject to the best interests standard, and a typical parenting time arrangement includes:
A co-parent cannot just leave the state of Colorado and move to another location with the child. Court permission is necessary if a co-parent needs to relocate for a job, family reasons, or other circumstances. If granted, relocation can have significant implications for allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, familiarly known as custody and visitation; it can also impact support if the new arrangement means one parent spends more time with the child.
If you believe your case ended in a result that contradicts Colorado family law, you may have additional options through appeal. The process is not a re-trial of the case but aims to point out where errors of law and abuse of the judge’s discretion may have affected the outcome.
Colorado law requires both parents to contribute financially to the care and comfort of their children, such that they would still enjoy the same lifestyle they would as if they still lived with both parents. The residential parent is typically the recipient of child support, which is calculated by assessing each parent’s gross income and the number of children needing financial support. However, many other factors may impact the amount of child support in Colorado.
Colorado has updated its statutes to use the term allocation of parental responsibilities, which refers to important decision making regarding raising the child. Decisions regarding custody are subject to the child’s best interests standard, as designated by nine statutory factors.
There is no excuse for domestic violence, so Colorado law goes to great lengths to protect victims and punish offenders. Therefore, while assault is a criminal act, there are civil remedies available through orders of protection. By filing a petition regarding history or threat of violence, you can request that they prohibit contact and other acts.
There is another side of protection orders if you have been accused, albeit falsely, of domestic violence. You will need experienced legal counsel to assist in defending your rights.
Many spouses see the advantages of an agreed-upon, non-contested Colorado divorce, and the benefits cannot be denied. You can move through the process relatively quickly, and saving money on attorneys’ fees is
certainly preferred. However, you will not enjoy these advantages if you make mistakes in filing or documentation. You could even up back in court to resolve issues you thought were closed. Retaining an experienced family law attorney is still crucial in an uncontested divorce.
Family law court orders are legally binding on the parties, a type of private law that applies just to those involved in the case. As such, there are serious consequences for violations of orders on alimony, child support, custody, and visitation. Whether you are the party seeking enforcement or defending against allegations, it is essential to have experienced counsel on your side.
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As you can see from the above overview of Colorado family law, it is wise to retain solid legal representation to advocate on your behalf. You put your rights at risk by trying to represent yourself in a case that touches on your closest, most personal relationships.
If you have questions or concerns about these or other Colorado family law matters, please contact Pomper Price, LLC to speak with a member of our team. You can call 720-780-8288 or go online to schedule a free, one-hour consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We know how important your case is and we are here to help you 24/7. Submit your information and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.
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