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Boulder County Divorce Lawyer Who Knows Colorado's Family Court System

Your mind may not have stopped racing ever since getting a divorce became inevitable. You likely have so many questions about the divorce process and what your future holds. Sometimes, the unknown can be the worst part. Invest in an experienced lawyer committed to protecting your best interests and taking the mystery out of getting divorced.

Boulder Lawyer Takes the Mystery Out of the Divorce Process

I am Shea L. Burchill, a Longmont divorce lawyer who understands the questions or fears nagging away at you. For more than 10 years, I have practiced exclusively in family law throughout Boulder County. I have a thorough understanding of Colorado's family court system and can help alleviate your concerns. Contact my law firm in Longmont for an initial consultation.

What is the Process for Getting Divorced in Colorado?

If you are heading towards a divorce, you may want a roadmap that clearly outlines the steps involved. However, the divorce process may vary depending on several factors, especially if your divorce is a contested or an uncontested divorce. The road ahead may not be a simple journey, but I will make the process as smooth as possible for you.

Colorado is a no-fault divorce state. This means neither side is responsible to establish a reason for filling divorce. But, you have to live in Colorado for least 90 days before you can file here. You and your spouse may choose to file jointly and avoid litigation. This is considered an uncontested divorce. I have extensive experience negotiating with opposing party's counsel to find resolutions to the issues listed below before a joint filing can be made.

In other cases, one spouse may file for divorce and serve their ex with divorce papers. This can also start the divorce process. Within 42 days of filing for divorce, each side must provide a full disclosure of their finances. An initial status conference is scheduled for both spouses and their lawyers to meet with a judge to identify the major issues involved. A temporary order hearing could also get scheduled for either side to request spousal support or child support to be awarded during the divorce process.

At any point, you and your spouse may agree to settle your divorce outside of court. However, if litigation seems inevitable, you will be required to go to mediation. This would be an opportunity to meet with a neutral third-party with possibly your attorney present to try resolving your differences outside of trial. However, this is not always possible. In that case, your case would be heard by a judge responsible to determine how unresolved issues would be handled.

Contact a Skilled Longmont Divorce Attorney Today

If you and your spouse are in full agreement, you will have to wait 90 days from filling before your divorce is final. I am here to address your concerns and make sure you understand the road ahead. Contact my divorce law firm today for an initial consultation in Longmont, Colorado.