Divorce, or Dissolution of Marriage as it is termed in Colorado, can be one of the most traumatic and stressful happenings in a person’s life. It is important to have an attorney who can advise and guide you through the process. Many people attempt to proceed “pro se” (representing themselves) but this can lead to the loss of important rights that the divorcing spouse didn’t even know she or he had.
Divorce in Colorado can be divided into two basic categories:
1) divorces with children
2) purely financial divorces
Each has its own unique set of issues and obstacles. Colorado is a “no fault” state. This means that the reasons for the divorce, extramarital affairs, and marital misconduct really don’t affect a financial divorce. When a child is involved, however, everything changes. If misconduct affects the best interests of the child, it may be admissible. That’s why there are unique challenges to each type of a divorce. No two divorces ever look the same just as two relationships ever look the same. In a divorce it is important to have an advocate who fights for you but is also honest with you about the potential outcomes of any case. The worst thing to face in a divorce is a surprise because your attorney did not take the time to explain to you what the Court may do. A divorcing spouse has to be able to make informed decisions about their property, their income, and especially their children.
Rikeman Law is dedicated to providing effective and zealous advocacy to spouses facing divorce. Contact Rikeman Law to schedule a free hour long consultation to discuss your rights when facing divorce.