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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 Pueblo to 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.

Call us today at (719) 602-5888 or contact us online to speak with a Colorado Springs family law attorney.

Five Reasons to Hire Clawson & Clawson, LLP

  • Over 100 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

Our 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
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (Only 1 % of members are attorneys)
  • "Superb" ratings on Avvo (highest ranking possible)
  • "Best Lawyer" by the CS Independent (2010, 2012) awarded to Attorney Matthew Clawson
  • “Best Lawyers in America” from Best Lawyers (2017 lucite/plaque) – Michael Clawson
  • Best Attorney in Colorado Springs (2012) in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph's awarded to Attorney Michael Clawson
  • Colorado Springs Style " 2014 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs" in the Criminal Law, DUI Law and Family Law categories featured Matthew and 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 & Michael Clawson
  • “Top 100 Litigation Lawyer of CO” from American Society of Legal Advocates (2016) – Matthew & 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.

Divorce Process
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.

Child Support
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.

Child Custody
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 divorce.

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.

Legal Separation
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.

Spousal Support
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 self-sufficient.

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.

Domestic Abuse
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.


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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The Gazette - Best of the Springs
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016 - Best of Colorado Springs
  • 2 Years - 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction
  • The National Society of Legal Advocates
  • NAFLA Top Ten Ranking - 2017
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating - Top Family Attorneys

Client Reviews

  • “Clawson and Clawson went beyond just knowing exactly how to handle my case but knew the emotions and feelings going through my case and also provided guidance through my case. ”

    Joseph Lawson

  • “It was very easy to talk to all that were involved and it was easy to get questions answered very quickly.”

    Former Client

  • “Matt is professional, yet caring! I would recommend him without any hesitation!”

    Former Client

  • “Within a month Mr. Clawson had the case in front of a judge that ruled in my favor.”

    Former Client

  • “They had the integrity to tell me that the best thing for me to do was to not employ their services since that would only lead to unnecessary lawyer fees.”

    Former Client

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