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Colorado Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys Who Care

Family law can be stressful to navigate—don’t do it alone. The professional and always-respectful attorneys at Coaty and Woods, P.C. are experienced in all areas of family law, including but not limited to divorce, custody, child support, and more.

Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Parental Decision Making, Parenting Time

Divorce and family legal issues are hard. Whether it’s a divorce or fighting for the care of a child, a great deal of emotion is involved. Then, the process of pursuing a just outcome only generates additional frustration; each layer of complexity increasing the need for family law attorneys and divorce lawyers. These can be trying times for anyone.

That is why our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys work to get you to a favorable outcome with the least amount of stress possible. We’ll guide you through the process with clear counsel and help you choose the path best for you, including exploring alternatives to trying your case in court, such as the less expensive options of mediation, settlement, and arbitration.

And if a fair settlement can’t be reached without going to court, we’re there for you too. You will have experienced family law attorneys and divorce lawyers to represent you and your case in court. Your trial lawyer will prepare you and your case professionally, helping you focus on only the important issues vital to your success. We’ll help to make a difficult time, easier.

Attorneys for Child Custody, Child Support, Parent/Grandparent Rights & other Family Matters

Our family law attorneys also help settle matters where children are involved. Deciding on parenting concerns such as child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), parenting time and decision making are best done with knowledgeable lawyers. The logistics and potential outcomes surrounding these issues are hard to envision without experience in this area. Our lawyers have helped Coloradans find and agree upon the terms that have a history of working well for both parents for decades. Let us put this experience to work for you.

Divorce Lawyers for Exploring Your Options

If you’re looking at divorce, known in the state of Colorado as dissolution of marriage, we understand how stressful this can be. The difficulty and expense of a divorce can be considerable if you are unable to reach a reasonable agreement and must appear in court to resolve your case. This is true whether your case is a dissolution of marriage, legal separation, allocation of parental responsibilities (child custody) or issues arising after your case is initially finalized. This is why we look at all options available to clients to try to find the best avenue possible for ending the union.

In reviewing your case, we’ll offer legal counsel that considers all the options available to you. This includes the following:

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Legal Separation in Colorado

If you and your spouse are not ready to completely divorce, but can no longer live together as a married couple, our lawyers can help you petition for a legal separation with the Colorado court system.

Legal separation does not end the marriage, but it does entail the division of assets and may formalize decisions on parenting issues such as child custody and parenting responsibilities. Once a judge makes the separation official, both parties are able to live freely, legally independent of the other. However, not being divorced, neither party can marry.

Should you find that you choose to go ahead with a divorce at a later date, the process often goes more smoothly given most of the legal considerations (such as asset division, for example) have already been mostly completed.

Divorce Mediation – Divorce without Going to Court

Not all divorces need end up in court with two lawyers battling for opposing sides. Divorce mediation allows and facilitates conversation between the two parties. Our lawyers have helped many couples agree upon fair and amicable settlements. Divorce mediation can be a quicker path to a more peaceful future while minimizing the costs of divorce.

Empowering Legal Consultation to Prepare for a Court-Appointed Mediation

In the event you will be sitting with a court-appointed mediator, our lawyers can review your paperwork with you prior to your meeting to offer legal counsel. We’ll make sure your papers are in order and help prepare you for the mediation date so you know what to expect. In many cases, the preparation also helps give clients the foundation and knowledge to stand up for themselves to receive a fair settlement.

Emotional Support also Comes from Being Properly Prepared

The process of divorce and can be draining. Feeling overwhelmed and in a difficult emotional state can make one party want to ‘give up the fight’ in hopes of just having the process over sooner. However, once the documents are signed, the property is gone with little to no legal recourse. Thus, preparing for mediation becomes that much more important. In reviewing documents to make sure all is in order, we can often help people find the points they should reassess, such as the asset division. This often gives individuals the mindset and energy to stay focused on a positive outcome and more peaceful future.

Family Law Attorneys for Post-Decree Matters

Even when a divorce case is settled, seeking changes to the court-ordered terms can be necessary. Matters around shared parenting, child support, maintenance (alimony) and so forth may need revisiting as time goes on. It’s not uncommon, for example, for one parent to relocate out of town or Colorado, thus requiring modifications to the court order. Our family law attorneys can assist you with the process; helping you negotiate new terms or represent you in court when necessary.

Enforcement of Court Orders in Post-Decree Matters

When a person refuses to comply with the court ordered terms of the divorce, they leave few options for the other party. Filing motions with the court are often the next step in enforcing the terms of the divorce. Our divorce lawyers are able to help with this process to make sure you receive rightful compensation or appropriate parenting terms with your children.

Family Law and Divorce Experience

There are many issues that can arise in divorce and child issues and we are prepared to help you where needed. We have significant experience in all family law areas. This includes, but is not limited to the legal matters listed below. If you don’t see a concern you’re interested in, call us for a free consultation to discuss the particulars of your case.

  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
  • Child Custody, Parental Responsibilities, Parenting Time, Decision Making
  • Child Support, Child Support Modification, Maintenance/Alimony
  • Child Support and Maintenance/Alimony Collection
  • Post Decree Matters (After Parties Are Divorced)
  • Grandparent, Biological Parent, Step Parent and Psychological Parent Rights
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Family Law Matters (More Than One State or Country)
  • Common Law Marriage, Annulment
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Pre-Nuptial, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Paternity Fraud
  • Child Custody lawyers for Fathers

Free Family Law and Divorce Consultations

The attorneys at Coaty and Woods, P.C. offer free initial consultations. We’ll review the details of your case offering consultation and explaining which of our services may be best for you. Call today to schedule an appointment.

You can also email us the details of your situation and we will get back to you. We are based in Evergreen, Colorado just off the Evergreen Parkway and serve clients in our surrounding mountain community and Denver metro area.

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