Broomfield Divorce Lawyer
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Divorce can be a hotly contested legal dispute, especially if children and a significant amount of assets are involved. To obtain the most favorable outcome of your divorce, it is imperative to hire a skilled lawyer who can protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process.
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we are dedicated to helping you get the best possible results and start a new chapter in life. With more than three decades of experience and thousands of family law cases, our Broomfield divorce attorneys provide compassionate and personalized legal solutions to get you through this difficult time.
How to File for Divorce
To file for divorce in Colorado, at least one spouse must have been a state resident for at least 90 days. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, meaning all you and your spouse need to do is claim the marriage is irretrievably broken to file for divorce.
There are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. The former occurs when the couple disagrees on one or more terms (e.g. property division, child custody, child support, alimony, etc.) of the divorce, while the latter happens when spouses agree about all terms of a divorce.
Contested divorces are usually hotly disputed, sometimes resulting in court litigation that can take months or years to resolve. On the other hand, uncontested divorces take less time and can be completed without going to court.
What is the Difference Between Uncontested & Contested Divorce?
People come to divorce from a myriad of starting positions. Sometimes, one person chooses to file and the other party indicates they had no idea this was going to happen, and the parties disagree about everything from the value of the assets to who should keep the silverware, to how they should parent their children. In other scenarios, both parties agree that it’s time to get a divorce and easily divide the assets, debts, and all parenting issues. Most couples fall somewhere between that spectrum.
If the parties agree they want a divorce, and feel they can agree on most issues, this is an uncontested divorce because we are hoping there will not be disagreements over any major issues. Those cases can often be handled very smoothly with two attorneys drafting documents and helping the parties brainstorm solutions to issues that arise. With two attorneys, there may be no need to hold a formal court hearing. Some of the uncontested cases are handled simply with drafting assistance, or other unbundled services, with the attorney providing simple services in the background and the parties appearing in court once to confirm they understood the papers they filed. The contested cases can sometimes be corralled with good attorneys so that even with the high animosity, they’re able to be resolved in mediation without trial.
Discuss Your Case with Our Legal Team Today
Our Broomfield divorce lawyer can review your situation, determine all your legal options, and help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Do not hesitate to let us fight for the settlement and future you deserve.
Rebecca Pepin is one of the most dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable lawyers I have ever worked with. She truly cares about her clients. She worked diligently on my custody case for over a year and did everything she could to get the result we were hoping to achieve. There's no one else I would trust to work on any family law situation other than Rebecca.