When you are ready to move forward with a divorce, it is crucial to take the right steps to protect your rights and interests during and after the process. Burnham Law is a prestigious law firm that has been helping clients and their families throughout Colorado. We can help you navigate the complexities of divorce and help you achieve the best outcome. During the initial consultation, our divorce attorneys review the details of your case and explain your options for moving forward. Our family law related practice areas and expertise include legal separation, child support issues, and allocation of parental responsibilities. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced divorce attorney at Burnham Law’s Centennial location.
What Court in Centennial Handles Divorce?
Colorado is divided into 22 judicial districts. Centennial lies in the 18th Judicial District with divorces being handled at the Arapahoe County Justice Center – 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112.
When Should I File for Divorce?
It depends on your circumstances, needs, and goals. While our attorneys can provide more insight into when it’s best for you to file to get your case started, in general, it’s advised that you:
Do not wait to file if domestic violence, abuse, or other issues are threatening your safety or the safety of your children. In these situations, emergency protective orders and other measures can be pursued to protect you and your children as you proceed forward.
Take the time necessary to prepare before you proceed with the case. Some of these steps include setting up a bank account in your own name, setting up a P.O. Box, and gathering records regarding your marital property and debts.
How do I file for Divorce in Centennial?
To initiate a divorce case in Centennial, you will need to complete the required family court forms. The number of forms may vary, depending on whether you and your spouse have children or not. Additional forms and paperwork may be necessary, depending on your needs and situation. You should always consult an attorney before filing on your own.
Once you have filed the required forms and paid the fees, the next step is to serve your spouse with a copy of the divorce petition. Your spouse will then be given 21 days to file a response. The time it takes your spouse to file a response and the nature of that response will influence the next steps in the process.
How Much Will a Divorce Cost?
The cost of a divorce depends on the details of a given case and, in particular, factors such as but not necessarily limited to:
- Whether divorcing parties are proceeding with an uncontested or contested divorce case
- The complexity and scope of the marital assets (including both marital property and marital debt)
- Whether allegations of domestic violence, hidden marital assets, etc. complicate the case
- Whether divorcing parties are able or willing to compromise on some issues in order to facilitate a resolution.
In general, the costs can be reduced if or when:
- Parties are able to proceed with an uncontested divorce.
- Parties are willing to work together to resolve the issues of their contested divorce.
- There are no complicating factors (like allegations of hidden assets, etc.) that require additional hearings and/or investigation.
Why Should you Hire a Divorce Lawyer?
An experienced lawyer can offer aggressive and compassionate legal support and representation throughout this difficult phase in your life. Our divorce lawyers have years of experience in family law practice guiding people to new beginnings. By working with us, you can expect our attorneys to provide the following services:
- Advise you of your rights, explain the process, and discuss your options
- Take care of all of the necessary court filings, paperwork, and other administrative work needed to start your case and make sure your case is moving forward
- Aggressively advocate for your rights at every phase of your case
- Diligently strive toward securing the best possible outcome
- We can also provide child custody assistance
- Provide sound advice to help you move forward after the case is finalized
Divorce is hard, everything important in one’s life is exposed and at risk. Our lawyers at Burnham Law are here to protect what’s important to you. Call Burnham Law today and have Colorado’s premier family law firm on your side (303) 647-9113.