Arvada Family Lawyer
Family law is a body of law consisting of state statutes and legal precedents. Family law governs legal obligations between individuals who are typically related by blood or marriage. If you would like to discuss a family law matter with an experienced Arvada attorney, reach out to Danielsen Westhoff, PC, today.
Family law issues are a part of daily life. This area of the law includes but is not limited to:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Legal separation
- Property division
- Child support
- Child custody
- Spousal maintenance
- Domestic violence
- Post-decree modifications
Not only are family law issues legally complicated, but they are often emotionally overwhelming due to the anxiety and stress they cause the parties involved.
Why Choose Danielsen Westhoff, PC, for Your Family Law Matter?
At Danielsen Westhoff, PC, we can manage every aspect of your family law case. No case is too complex for our Arvada family law attorney.
Danielsen Westhoff, PC, will listen to you and offer you customized strategies and solutions to your problems. We can also tailor our representation to suit your specific needs through unbundled legal services.
Schedule your appointment now for an honest evaluation of your situation. A family law attorney will identify your case’s strengths and weaknesses and guide you toward the next steps in the legal process.
You can reach Danielsen Westhoff, PC, at (720) 739-1770 or by contacting us online.
Divorce in Colorado
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state. This means that neither spouse is faulted for the breakup of the marriage. Instead, the only grounds for divorce in Colorado is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
The court will not issue a final decree of divorce until 91 days from the date the non-filing spouse:
- Officially receives the divorce papers
- Enters the divorce as a co-petitioner
- Otherwise enters an appearance in the divorce case
Most Colorado divorces take six months to one year to resolve.
Spousal Maintenance in Colorado
Alimony is called spousal maintenance in Colorado and may be temporary or permanent.
Temporary spousal maintenance is awarded for the pendency of the divorce. Permanent spousal maintenance begins when the final decree of divorce is issued and is rarely a lifelong order of support.
To receive spousal maintenance, the receiving spouse must demonstrate a financial need for support and the paying spouse must have the financial ability to pay support.
Spousal misconduct is not a factor when determining a spousal maintenance award.
Child Custody in Colorado
Colorado refers to child custody as the Allocation of Parental Responsibilities. Parental responsibilities include parenting time (physical custody) and decision-making responsibilities (legal custody).
Parents may agree to a detailed parenting plan establishing parental responsibilities and present it to the court for approval. When parents cannot reach an agreement, the court will order a parenting plan on their behalf.
All parenting plans must be in the best interests of the children. Whenever possible, Colorado favors parent plans that allow frequent and continuing contact with both parents and the participation of both parents in child-rearing.
Contact an Experienced Arvada Family Law Attorney Today
If you have questions about divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody, or another family law matter, speak with an experienced Arvada family law attorney at Danielsen Westhoff, PC, today. You can contact us at (720) 739-1770 or by filling out our online form.
Danielsen Westhoff, PC, is ready to answer your family law questions and address your concerns. We have the resources and knowledge to handle high-asset divorces, child custody disputes, adoption, and more.