Legal Separation Lawyer in Denver
Denver Family Attorney
Spouses may decide to obtain a legal separation rather than a divorce. There are a variety of reasons why legal separation may best serve: religious, best interests of children involved or maybe the couple does not want to completely shut the door on a life together. Whatever the decision, a separation or a divorce, a
Denver family lawyer at Jones Law Firm, PC may be able to help you.
How is a legal separation different from a divorce?
Both divorce and legal separation require a similar legal procedure and have similar outcomes. In a legal separation, both parties agree to put parenting plans and support orders in place. All assets and debts acquired by the couple during the marriage up to the point of separation are divided. All assets and debts acquired after the legal separation, however, are the full responsibility of the spouse acquiring them. The spouses remain married by law. In Colorado, either spouse can petition the court to convert the legal separation into an actual divorce; this must not occur within 6 months of the date the legal separation was entered by the court.
Our firm can discuss all aspects of this procedure with you. We are highly skilled in setting up agreements for property division or marital property,
alimony and spousal maintenance,
child custody and
visitation. These are all matters that must be considered in a thoughtful manner. A Denver family lawyer with Jones Law Firm listens to what is important to you and develops a legal separation strategy that meets with your needs. Legal separation does not need to be a mystery. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals in any matter of family law. Set up an appointment for an initial consultation with one of our competent, dedicated, and trustworthy legal professionals.
Contact family lawyer, April Jones, at our Denver office today for help with your legal separation case.