Divorce cases most often go wrong because of the attorneys handling the case, and the techniques (or lack of techniques) that are used in the case. We are different from other law firms because we specialize in divorce and family law, know the legal roadblocks, and will guide you through the daunting divorce process with a personalized strategy.
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Divorce Without Ruining Your Family & Finances
If you are considering divorce, you probably have many questions about the process. Engaging a well-respected attorney who specializes in divorce and family law, knows the legal roadblocks, and patiently guides you through the daunting divorce process is paramount to getting the results you desire.
How to Select a Divorce Lawyer
All lawyers are not created equal or qualified to handle your case. An attorney who invests all of his or her time handling family law cases is more likely to have the knowledge and experience you need to succeed and obtain your best possible resolution. An attorney with that kind of experience will understand your specific legal issues, case management, and proper handling of court proceedings, ensuring a better outcome for your case. Colorado Legal Group’s managing attorney, David Crum, has written an e-book 8 Secrets to Hiring a Great Divorce Lawyer to help guide you through this decision.
Divorce Case Management & Resolution
The number one complaint about lawyers is that they often fail to communicate with clients. At Colorado Legal Group you can count on our organized staff to be there for you and our management procedures to minimize your time and costs so that your money and attorney are focused on the substantive work to resolve your case successfully.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a lawyer to get divorced?
Believe it or not, you may NOT need a lawyer to get divorced. But that really depends on the facts and legal issues in your case. Sometimes, simple uncontested cases can be done by obtaining pro-se paperwork from the courthouse or possibly using an online forms service. If you can do this without making mistakes, it can obviously save you some money. There is always the risk, however, of unanticipated problems that the parties do not understand, creating big problems in even the simplest cases.
Here are a few real world examples of how we have seen cases done without lawyers go off the rails:
Example #1 The parties agree to divide their credit card debt 50/50. All of their credit card debt is on two cards, both in wife’s name, so husband agrees to pay one of the cards and the wife agrees to pay the other. Unbeknownst to wife, husband never makes any payments and by the time wife realizes this, her credit score has been ruined.
Example #2 The parties have a small business that really doesn’t have any value but did support the family over the years. Husband keeps the business as part of the divorce, but the parties do not address what should happen if back taxes were ever assessed against the business. A year later the IRS says the business still owes significant taxes. Husband gets stuck paying the taxes when really both parties should have shared in this debt.
How much does a divorce lawyer cost?
Most divorce cases are charged on an hourly basis with the client posting an upfront, refundable retainer in his or her case. The amount of the retainer really depends on the facts, circumstances and legal issues in the case. Our firm is always happy to discuss what retainer may be required after we learn more about your case.
How do I get a divorce?
To start; take control by educating yourself about all of your options, understanding which of them are going to be the best fit for your situation, and then – and only then – hiring a lawyer. Some of your options include uncontested divorce, mediated divorce, collaborative divorce and litigation. Once you understand which might be the best type of divorce for you, you can then begin discussing the process with your potential lawyer. It is important to find an attorney who understands and has experience with all of these options.
How do alimony (maintenance) payments work?
Alimony, also called spousal support, is an amount of money awarded by the court from one spouse to the other as continuing support after the marriage has ended. These payments are usually made on a monthly basis from one party to the other.
How long do maintenance payments last?
Under the family laws of Colorado, maintenance or spousal support may be temporary, permanent, or transitional. Maintenance may also be modifiable or non-modifiable as determined by the court or by agreement of the parties.The duration of maintenance depends on a number of factors, including the length of the marriage. It is not possible to give a definitive answer to this question, but we can give clients an idea of the range of their payments based on the facts of their cases. There are also potential tax consequences and effects on property division that will need to be addressed as they relate to maintenance; our attorneys can help you understand this in more depth.
Is maintenance the same as child support?
Spousal and parental payments both support the needs of a family, but are based on two different legal constructs. Although these can be intertwined, each payment is individual of the other.
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Life is too short to be anything but happy. Call Colorado Legal Group at 720.594.7360 or get started with a complimentary case evaluation.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
For anyone who hasn’t been through a divorce, the whole process can be completely overwhelming. Mr. Crum takes the time to break down each step of your case and makes sure you know exactly what is happening and going to happen when you leave his office. That is great, but the real reason why I am giving him 5 stars is how he handles himself in court. He is amazing in how he communicates to the judge and handles witnesses. If I could give him more than 5 stars I definitely would!
Hannah is great! She has a really good grasp of the law and is extremely helpful. She stays up to date on changes in the laws but also on research surrounding different financial issues and children's issues. Hannah was able to tell me about how the recent changes in the federal tax law may affect maintenance and allowed deductions which was really helpful during the process.
I am writing this as a lawyer who has seen David in court many times over the course of more than twenty years. He is always thoroughly prepared and a tenacious advocate for his clients. It is clear, though, that he is not a win at all costs attorney and he always tries to focus on the best outcomes for clients and their child. Oh, and he is killer on cross examination.”
Each and every one of the people at Colorado Legal Group impressed me - not only with their knowledge of family law, but their passion, compassion, attention to detail, and follow-through. They rose to the challenge during one of my most challenging times. And I know they will always be there for me - because when you have children involved, it is always "something". I am confident they can help with my next issue: What is the best way to get a change in custody?
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