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Family Law

Colorado Springs Family Law Attorneys

Also Serving Individuals & Families in Parker & Pueblo

Family law issues strike at the heart of your most personal needs and relationships. Thus, these problems can be exceptionally difficult, due to the emotional toll as well as the legal complexity they bring forth. Whether resolved inside or outside of court, their final rulings can impact your life and the lives of your children for years to come. Because of this, you need a trusted attorney on your side who can provide knowledgeable counsel and advocacy throughout all proceedings.

We are backed by more than 100 years of collective experience among our legal team. Many of our lawyers are second-generation attorneys who grew up in a legal environment. Our team has handled innumerable cases for clients over decades of practice, with a dedication to getting optimum results. That commitment has led to various awards and recognitions underscoring our professional quality.

Call (719) 602-5888 or contact us online to book an appointment with one of our lawyers.

Family Law Practice Areas

Our firm handles all family law issues. This includes matters involving or related to the following:

Why Seek Legal Help from Clawson & Clawson, LLP?

As you can see, family law issues affect the basic structure of your life and the lives of your children, as well as extended family such as grandparents. You will want to ensure that your best interests are rigorously pursued by a legal professional you can trust.

Our firm is not only distinguished by our depth of experience but also by the awards we have garnered attesting to the excellence of our representation.

These awards include but are not limited to:

  • Membership in The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Membership in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 10/10 “Superb” rating by Avvo — their highest rating
  • Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • AV® Rated — Peer-Rated for High Professional Achievement by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in American — Best Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel — Top 1%
  • National Ranking — Top 10 Attorney Award from National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2016) — Matthew Clawson

Have more questions? Book a consultation at Clawson & Clawson, LLP by contacting us online or at (719) 602-5888 today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Family Law

  • Q:Is Colorado a no-fault divorce state? What does “no fault” mean?

    A:Colorado adopted the no-fault rule in 1972, which provides only one basis for divorce. That basis consists of an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. Thus, if either spouse believes the relationship cannot be reconciled, that spouse can seek a divorce and the court will grant it. This means that you do not have to prove any type of marital misconduct by your spouse. However, you and your spouse will still have to come to settlement terms regarding the issues relevant to your divorce, such as child custody, the division of property, and more.Is Colorado a no-fault divorce state? What does “no fault” mean?

  • Q:How long does a Colorado divorce take?

    A:You will have to wait 90 days from when your spouse was served divorce paperwork before you can be legally divorced. However, if you and spouse disagree on the various issues of your divorce involving children, support, the division of marital property, and more, it will take longer to handle this, whether outside of court or at trial. Your case may also be impacted by court schedules.

  • Q:How is child custody decided?

    A:Courts generally favor some form of joint custody that ensures a continuing and meaningful relationship with both parents. This is believed to be in the child’s best interests, which is the main underlying guideline of the courts. Denial of custody would only occur if the court found that it would put the child’s safety and wellbeing at risk, such as when a parent has abused drugs or alcohol or has a history of domestic violence.

  • Q:How is a legal separation different from a divorce?

    A:A divorce ends the marriage, while a legal separation does not. In a legal separation, you and your spouse will make arrangements regarding children, property, debts, and support, but the marriage will legally remain intact.

  • Q:Will I be able to get spousal support?

    A:It will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. This is an issue that is decided on a case-by-case basis for both temporary and post-decree support.It will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. This is an issue that is decided on a case-by-case basis for both temporary and post-decree support.Will I be able to get spousal support?

  • Q:I have been divorced for years. Now I need to relocate to another state with my children. Can I do that?

    A:Relocation generally requires a modification of your current parenting time arrangement. This means going through the court for the modification, which must be consistent with the children’s best interests.

  • Q:Do I really need a lawyer?

    A:It is not advisable to represent yourself in a legal matter that involves your family. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms and are capable of maintaining amicable relations, you must realize that the law is complex and you could easily end up with an outcome that does not favor your best interests. You have too much at stake to take any chances. Having the representation of an attorney with a thorough understanding of family law defending your personal interests is invaluable for achieving the best possible outcome.

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