Colorado Springs Family Lawyer
Premier Divorce Representation in Parker and Pueblo
The attorneys at Clawson & Clawson, LLP can provide the counsel that
you need if you are looking to get a divorce. We understand what an emotionally
trying experience this may be for you, and it is our goal to help you
reach the end of the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our firm serves clients in Colorado Springs and up and down the Front Range, from
Parker and Denver. Below, you'll find additional information about how we
can assist you with various aspects of the divorce process. From filing
for legal separation to determining child custody arrangements, our firm
can help you and your children navigate this legal process with as little
hassle as possible.
Five Reasons to Hire Clawson & Clawson, LLP
- Over 120 Years of Combined Experience
- Attentive to Each Client's Unique Needs
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- FREE Case Evaluation
honors and awards don't stop there. Take a look at some of the recent awards our attorneys earned:
- “10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award for 2 Years” From American
Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2015/2016) – Matthew Clawson
- “Best Lawyers in America” from Best Lawyers (2017 lucite/plaque)
– Michael Clawson
- “Colorado Springs CO Top 3 Divorce Lawyers” from 3 Best Rated
(2016) - Matthew Clawson
- “National Ranking - Top 10 Attorney Award” from National Academy
of Family Law Attorneys (2016) – Matthew Clawson
- “National Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2016) – Matthew Clawson
- “National Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2016) – Michael Clawson
- “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer of CO” from American Society of
Legal Advocates (2016) – Matthew Clawson
- “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer of CO” from American Society of
Legal Advocates (2016) – Michael Clawson
Attorneys with our team are also Avvo rated, and our firm has an A+ rating with the Better Business
Bureau®. We are members of various legal associations and are committed
to legal excellence and ongoing legal education. When you retain a Colorado
Springs family attorney from Clawson & Clawson, LLP, you can have
confidence that your lawyer will be dedicated to your best interests.
Family Law Practice Areas
Child's Best Interest
All questions of child custody and visitation are decided in Colorado
according to the question of what is in the best interests of the children.
It is the goal of the family law court to ensure that the divorce ends
with an arrangement that serves to foster the emotional and physical well-being
of the children.
The process of getting a divorce can be a long and challenging one, but
with an experienced attorney by your side, you can greatly improve your
chances of achieving a successful outcome. Hiring legal representation
as early in the process as possible is important to ensure that your interests
are safeguarded every step of the way.
In many respects, the final decree of divorce is anything but final. It
is often possible to petition the court to modify terms pertaining to
child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. It is necessary
to provide evidence that the modification is absolutely necessary and
that it will serve the best interests of all parties.
Ending your marriage in divorce may be one of the most difficult things
you will ever do, but it may also provide you with tremendous relief and
a fresh start in life. The outcome of your case may largely determine
your future financial stability and your ability to maintain a meaningful
relationship with your children.
Both parents have a responsibility to provide for their children's
economic necessities, but one parent will often have greater resources
than the other for doing so. It is important to ensure that the determination
of child support does not shoulder you with an unfair share of the burden
and place you in a position of financial difficulty.
Concerned about being denied shared custody of your children? Worried
about keeping your children away from an unstable or abusive spouse? An
attorney from our firm can fight to defend your rights as a parent and
ensure that your children are placed in the best possible situation after
The terms of a final decree of divorce may be legally binding for both
parties but this does not mean that they are always followed. If your
former spouse is refusing to pay you child support or alimony or is interfering
with your rights of shared custody or visitation, we can help you bring
the matter to court to enforce the orders.
If you are considering divorce, then it may be a good idea to legally
separate as a preparatory step. Legal separation gives you the chance
to test out terms of property division, financial support, and child custody
without the finality of a divorce. It also offers couples the opportunity
to effectively end the marriage without violating deeply held religious
convictions against divorce.
In some cases, a divorce will end with an award of alimony — also
referred to as spousal support — to be paid from one party to the
other. Several factors influence the decision to award alimony, including
the duration of the marriage, each party's financial resources and
earning power, and how long it will take the dependent spouse to become
Before relocating with children, a divorced parent will often have to
secure either the consent of the other parent or of the family law judge.
You should not attempt to move before making a formal modification to
the child custody and visitation court orders, as violation of the orders
could expose you to harsh legal penalties.
The courts prefer to allow both parents to spend as much time as possible
with their children after a divorce, provided that this is in the best
interests of the children. Your attorney will have the task of proving
that it would be beneficial for you to play a large role in your children's
lives and therefore you should receive ample visitation time.
Allegations of domestic violence and
child abuse can have an enormous impact on the outcome of a divorce, potentially influencing
matters such as child custody, alimony, and the division of property.
An attorney can help you obtain an
order of protection against an abusive spouse or defend you against false accusations of abuse.
Do I Really Need a Colorado Springs Family Lawyer?
You are fully entitled to represent yourself in a divorce, which is referred
to as a "pro se divorce." It is not, however, at all advisable that you do so. Even
if you and your spouse are on good terms and are capable of maintaining
amicable relations, you must realize that the divorce process is highly
complex, and you could easily end up with a final decree of dissolution
that does not favor your best interests. If, like most divorcing couples,
you and your spouse do not get along, then it becomes even more important
for you to have an attorney to represent you through the process and fight
to defend your personal interests.
You have too much at stake to take any chances with the outcome of your
case. Contact our family law attorneys for a
free consultation to discuss your concerns and to take the first steps in your case.