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Family Law


You love your child. The person with whom you had the child? Not so much. The two of you never got married – never even lived together – and now you have to figure out how to co-parent. Hopefully, you and your baby-making partner can work things out together (see Mediation Services, below). If you can’t, our legal system has a process designed to resolve any conflicts that might arise. It’s called an Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, and it addresses decision-making, parenting time, and child support. If you don’t have the time with your child that your child needs, or if you aren’t getting the support you need from your child’s mother or father, our firm can help.

Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Sometimes ‘til death does us part becomes ‘til I find out you waste my money or ‘til you sleep with my best friend. Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, a marriage breaks, and spouses need to go their separate ways. After years of doing things together (earning money, spending money, paying taxes, planning for retirement, and raising children), it can be difficult to separate the tangled threads of your individual lives. The divorce process, known in Colorado as a Dissolution of Marriage, is intended to do just that. Some firms adopt a scorched earth approach to divorce litigation. These firms do anything and everything they can to destroy your soon to be former spouse. They will attempt to leave him or her broken, estranged from the children, and penniless. They will pursue this path of destruction regardless of its impact on you or your children. They will pursue this path even though they know they will not succeed (no court will leave your soon to be ex-spouse broken, estranged, and penniless), and they will take a lot of your money in the process. We adopt a different approach. We make your children our top priority, and we work with you to develop a parenting plan that is in their best interests. We make your financial stability our next priority, and we try to ensure your long-term financial independence. Finally, we give consideration to the other party. As long as your children are alive (which, God willing, will be the rest of your life), you are either going to have to find a way to work with your soon to be former spouse, or you’re going to spend a lot of time in Court. While that’s good for your lawyer, it isn’t good for you or your kids. If its time to reclaim your independence, our firm can help.

Mediation Services

Whether your looking to start a new divorce case or you need to resolve new challenges in an old case, sometimes the easiest (and cheapest) way to find a solution is to sit down with an independent, impartial mediator and work it out. Our firm has helped many couples resolve their differences in a healthy, constructive manner by focusing on your children’s needs while maintaining the security and independence of both parties. If you and your co-parent would like to keep control of your respective lives rather than put your lives in the hands of a judge who doesn’t know you or your family, give us a call. We can help you find solutions that work for everyone involved, and they will be your solutions not those of a callous Court.

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