There are several serious issues to resolve when you or your spouse choose to dissolve your marriage. Rather than struggle through dividing marital assets and property, the question of spousal support, and child custody matters alone, reach out to an experienced Evans divorce lawyer for expert advice and guidance.
Why Choose The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, for Your Divorce?
At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, our Evans divorce attorneys have more than a decade of experience serving family law clients in Northern Colorado. We choose to only practice family law and have the resources and knowledge needed to handle complex property and child custody issues.
The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, can create a plan customized to your circumstances and help you achieve your legal and personal divorce goals. While divorce is never easy, we want you to move through the Colorado divorce process as seamlessly as possible.
Call or contact our divorce lawyers in Colorado for a confidential consultation. Retaining skilled, dedicated legal counsel can ease your mind and reduce your stress.
Colorado is a No-Fault Divorce State
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state meaning neither spouse must accept blame or fault for the dissolution of their marriage. Instead, the spouse filing for divorce must only allege an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage with no chance of reconciliation.
Property Division in Colorado
Marital property is property acquired during the marriage. Marital property is subject to equitable division in Colorado.
An equitable division is not necessarily an equal division. Instead, the property is allocated as fairly as possible by the court.
Separate property is not divided in a divorce, it is property owned by one spouse alone.
Separate property may be property owned by a spouse before marriage, inherited by a spouse alone, or gifted to a spouse. Separate property may also be defined in a prenuptial agreement.
Separate property can mix with marital property and make marital property division difficult without the help of an experienced Evans divorce attorney.
Marital debts are also divided equitably in a divorce proceeding.
Spousal Support in Colorado
Spousal support is called spousal maintenance in Colorado. A spouse can request temporary or permanent spousal maintenance from the court.
Temporary spousal support is paid only during the pendency of the divorce. Permanent spousal support is long-term support awarded at the end of a divorce.
Colorado has statutory guidelines setting forth terms and amounts of spousal support for marriages lasting three to 20 years. The court can deviate from these guidelines in the interests of fairness.
Child Custody in Colorado
The best interest of the child standard governs all Colorado child custody proceedings. This includes ongoing and meaningful contact with both parents except in cases of abuse and neglect.
Child custody is referred to as the allocation of parental responsibilities in Colorado. There are both parenting time (physical custody) and decision-making responsibilities (legal custody).
Parents can share these responsibilities or hold them jointly. Parents who hold parenting responsibilities jointly are typically those who can communicate openly with one another and cooperate in the best interest of their children.
Contact an Experienced Evans Divorce Lawyer Today
When you have questions about divorce and its impact on your family and finances, contact a law firm you can trust. At The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC, we can answer your family law questions and stand beside you throughout the divorce process.
Our attorneys are compassionate yet aggressive in protecting your legal rights, children, and assets. Do not wait to speak to The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci, LLC. Making plans now will make any future transitions smoother.