Lakewood Divorce Lawyer
Unfortunately, as couples choose to marry each year in Colorado, a significant amount decide to divorce, as well. To be sure, while the Denver Post reported that there were 8,024 marriages in Denver County during 2016, there were also 3,274 couples that decided to dissolve their marriage.
Getting a divorce is a difficult decision to make, both emotionally and financially. At Divorce Matters, we understand the complex nature of divorce in Colorado. Let us help you through the legal process so that you can focus on your future.
During a marriage, couples begin accumulating possessions together. All of those possessions and acquired assets must be divided between the partners during a divorce. Such assets include:
- Bank accounts;
- Personal belongings such as furniture, cars, jewelry, and sporting equipment;
- Investment portfolios;
- 401K and other retirement accounts; and
- Business partnerships.
The National Endowment for Financial Education completed a poll in 2010 and found that 31 percent of people who had combined finances with their significant other had been deceptive about finances. While it is illegal to hide assets in divorce proceedings, it is not uncommon to see. A qualified Lakewood divorce attorney can ensure all your finances are properly disclosed and that your spouse is not hiding any financial information from you.
Child Custody and Child Support
During a divorce, parents must still consider the well-being of your child. The court will require a schedule of where the child will physically stay throughout the year. Parents may choose joint custody, or one parent may be the sole caretaker while the other parent pays child support. Child support is an amount paid from one parent to the other to cover the costs of raising a child such as housing, food, school supplies, clothing, extracurricular activities, and other needs of the child. Taking all of the needs of the child into consideration and creating a plan during the divorce helps provide stability in the child’s life. The future health and well-being of a child is a sensitive subject for parents. At Divorce Matters, we can help guide you through this process so that you feel comfortable with the plan.
In many marriages, there are financial compromises. One spouse may choose to stay home with children while the other works full-time, one spouse may choose to return to school, or one spouse may begin a business venture. All of these situations can impact an individual’s finances post-divorce. To provide stability for the lower-earning spouse, the court may order spousal maintenance, also known as alimony. Alimony may be paid temporarily until the lower-earning spouse is able to reach their earning potential, or it may be paid for life.
Contact Divorce Matters to Represent You Through Your Divorce
If you are thinking of a divorce or you are in the midst of one at the moment, contact the experienced legal team at Divorce Matters in Lakewood, Colorado. We can assist you with the division of assets, setting up a feasible parenting plan, child custody payments, and spousal maintenance. To learn more, contact our Lakewood, CO divorce lawyers for a free initial consultation.
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Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including: Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).