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Pre-divorce planning is about making wise decisions as it can assist you in identifying all of the potential issues you may encounter going through the process thereby allowing you to position yourself for a favorable resolution. Our Fort Collins divorce attorneys can assist you in identifying each issue that will need to be addressed including: property division, maintenance, and any child custody issues before the divorce process is initiated.
The emotional toll on each spouse can be greatly reduced when by planning for a divorce. If children are involved our Fort Collins family law attorneys can suggest ways to keep the children’s best interests at the forefront by crafting an appropriate parenting plan.
Protecting one’s finances through a divorce is a priority to many, and those facing a high asset divorce in Colorado should ensure their attorney is experienced in identifying and valuing the assets.
For those who can agree on all issues with their spouse prior to filing for divorce an uncontested divorce should be considered where all settlement agreements are entered into contemporaneously with the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage.
High profile individuals contemplating divorce may wish to keep matters private. By planning for divorce in advance of filing the petition for dissolution of marriage individuals may be able to keep their divorce from becoming a media circus by pursuing a private divorce.
This list does not address all of the ways to prepare as each case is unique. Contact us today and schedule a consultation to discuss your legal matter with one of our experienced Fort Collins family law attorneys today.
If you have decided to get a divorce, the next steps can seem daunting. Here we provide a few answers to common questions about filing for divorce.
Depending on your family, financial, and personal circumstances there are many factors you will want to consider when filing for divorce. Find out what type of divorce is right for you.
If you have children and are going through a divorce, one of the hardest things to do is to tell your children. Learn more about the effects of divorce on children.
How long will it take for the Court to issue a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage? The earliest a Colorado court could issues the divorce decree is 91 days after the petition was filed. However it can take longer than 91 days, as expert valuations and reports may be needed.
How can a divorce attorney help with an uncontested divorce? Uncontested divorce generally means the parties have agreed upon all issues, or they believe they will be able to easily agree on all issues. A divorce attorney can help with an uncontested divorce by ensuring everything drafted properly.
What are mandatory financial disclosures? Financial disclosures are required of both parties in every divorce case, within the first 45 days after the petition has been filed. The exchange of mandatory financial disclosures is intended to put each party on a level playing field as it relates to the finances of the divorce.
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