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Helping You Navigate the Complexities Of Contested Divorces in Colorado

Divorce is a difficult process, and it can be even more challenging when you and your spouse are unable to agree on the terms of your separation. When you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement on one or more key issues, your divorce is considered contested. In these situations, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you defend your interests and advocate for your needs.

At Clawson & Clawson, LLP, we understand the complexities of a contested divorce, and we are here to help you navigate the process. Our Colorado Springs contested divorce attorneys are committed to delivering personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs, and we will work tirelessly to help you obtain a favorable resolution to your case.

Call Clawson & Clawson, LLP today at (719) 602-5888 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our contested divorce attorney in Colorado Springs.

What is a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce occurs when spouses cannot reach an agreement on key issues, necessitating the intervention of the court to make decisions on matters such as property division, child custody, and spousal support. Unlike uncontested divorces, where both parties agree on the terms, contested divorces often involve disputes that require legal resolution.

What are the Requirements for a Contested Divorce in Colorado?

In Colorado, certain prerequisites must be met before a contested divorce case can proceed. Understanding these requirements is essential for individuals contemplating this legal process.

  • Residency Requirement: In order to file for a contested divorce in Colorado, at least one spouse will need to be a resident of the state for a minimum of 91 days before initiating the legal proceedings.
  • Grounds for Divorce: Colorado is considered a no-fault divorce state; this means that neither party will need to provide proof of fault or misconduct to obtain a divorce. The only ground for divorce is the assertion that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
  • Filing the Petition: The spouse initiating the contested divorce must file a petition with the appropriate court, outlining the grounds for divorce and the desired resolutions for issues like property division, alimony, and child custody.
  • Serving the Other Party: Once the petition is filed, the other party must be served with legal notice. This marks the official beginning of the contested divorce process.
  • Discovery Phase: Both parties engage in the discovery phase, where relevant information and evidence are exchanged. This includes financial documents, witness statements, and other pertinent information to build a comprehensive case.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: Efforts are made to settle disputes amicably through negotiation or mediation. We are adept at these alternative dispute resolution methods, striving to reach fair and favorable agreements for our clients.
  • Court Proceedings: If negotiations prove unsuccessful, the case proceeds to court, where a judge will make decisions on unresolved matters. Having an experienced contested divorce attorney is crucial during this phase to present a compelling case and advocate for your interests effectively.
  • Final Decree: Once the court reaches a decision, a final decree is issued, formalizing the end of the marriage and detailing the resolutions for various issues.

Contact Our Contested Divorce Attorney in Colorado Springs Today

Embarking on a contested divorce journey can be overwhelming, but with Clawson & Clawson, LLP, by your side, you can navigate these turbulent waters with confidence. Our Colorado Springs contested divorce lawyers are ready to provide personalized legal counsel, guide you through the process, and advocate fiercely for your rights. Trust us to be your advocates in contested divorce cases.

Contact Clawson & Clawson, LLP today to get started with our Colorado Springs contested divorce lawyer.

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