If you are considering filing for a legal separation or divorce in Broomfield, there are some things you should be prepared for. While the courts and legal process may leave you drained and frustrated, it doesn’t mean your lawyer has to. At The Datz Law Firm, we believe it is our job to make sure you will feel confident as you move forward into your new life. That starts with listening to your concerns and offering a compassionate shoulder to lean on when you need to.
From our offices in Broomfield, our Colorado family law lawyers represent clients in the Denver metro area and communities throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Denver County, Larimer County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County. Call us to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced Broomfield family law attorneys today.
Zealously fighting for our clients’ rights in divorce doesn’t have to mean destroying a positive family relationship for the future. Unfortunately, some spouses and opposing attorneys aren’t always as reasonable. Some disputes may get escalated to require a judge and courtroom, but we believe that seeking a common-sense collaborative settlement is always worth the effort — and Colorado family law requires us to try.
Divorce is not only the end of your old life, it is also the beginning of a new future. Through the process you will be relying on attorneys you will need to trust and communicate with openly. You will be making decisions that will have a profound impact on your life — one, five and even 20 years into the future. Having the right legal advocate on your side can make a significant difference in how you jump clear of the hurdles and land on your feet.
“Our goal is to relieve your stress and help you through the marriage dissolution process with compassion and dignity. We will help you focus on what is important, so you can see things from a clearer perspective regarding your future.” Attorney Jonathan Datz.
If you are considering filing for divorce in the Denver metro area or other Front Range community, talk to an attorney at The Datz Law Firm. We believe that there is no substitute for spending time face to face with our clients, to listen to their stories, in order to understand the foundation of their concerns about family. Your divorce is likely to take anywhere from six months to more than a year. During that time, we will be here for you, ready to listen when you want to talk, but also ready to talk when you need to listen.
We have experience in all complex areas of Colorado divorce, including:
- Child custody and parenting time
- Marital property division
- Spousal maintenance, alimony
Family Law Matters Involving Children
Children are often the real victims of an unworkable marriage. When making decisions regarding parental responsibility, Colorado family law courts go to great lengths to protect the rights and interests of children; judges must also weigh the rights of parents seeking to maintain a meaningful relationship in their children’s lives.
At The Datz Law Firm, we take a down-to-earth approach to family law matters involving children. We will work hard to find a common sense solution to complex disputes regarding parenting rights. We know that child support can often be a highly contentious issue between spouses. The custodial parent is often afraid the monthly financial support won’t be enough. The noncustodial parent often thinks of child support as nothing more than repackaged alimony. As with most disputes, the resolution lies somewhere in the middle — and we work until we find it.
We Will Expect You To Set Aside Your Ego And Do What Is Best For Your Child
Sometimes, it is tough to have to tell a client that the child’s welfare has nothing to do with the parent’s ego. We fundamentally believe that decisions should always be made in the best interest of the children. Custody does not mean sole ownership. In fact, in a perfect parenting agreement, the custody award will have very little to do with the actual number of waking hours you spend with your child. The courts expect solutions that will keep both parents involved, absent extreme circumstances. When working out a parenting agreement, we work hard to make sure both parents are satisfied with the arrangement, so custody and parenting responsibilities won’t be put in the hands of a judge.
We place a special emphasis on considerations for:
- Extracurricular activities
- College education funds
- Special health care needs
- Travel and work schedules
- Religious upbringing as the parents desire
Child Abuse Issues
If child neglect or abuse is a component of the divorce or parental issue, turn to us for help. We have extensive experience in the area of personal injury litigation on behalf of victims of child abuse and sexual abuse. When making determinations regarding allocation of parental responsibilities, the courts usually make their decision in light of the best interest of the child versus child endangerment. We will use our knowledge of Colorado child welfare protection laws to act assertively to protect your child’s safety.
A divorce settlement agreement is a court judgment, but that doesn’t mean that modifications aren’t possible. The courts realize that circumstances change in people’s lives. If you are unable to meet the obligations of your divorce or paternity judgment, it is better to petition the court for a modified judgment, rather than find yourself falling further and further behind.
We can also help you with your child relocation petition if circumstances make it necessary to move out of the geographic boundaries allowed by your decree.
Don’t Do A Handshake Deal With Your Ex-Spouse
Many divorced spouses try to work out an informal agreement when financial difficulties arise or schedule change at work affects their usual parenting schedule. It is important to remember that ‘handshake’ deals will carry no weight in court. In fact, even if you are abiding by an informal verbal agreement, you may still be charged with contempt, in the event the other party presses the issue in court. In all cases, it is your best and only legal option to have the court formally modify your judgment. If you are concerned that your ex-spouse won’t agree, we will work diligently through mediation to seek an agreement that will work best for all parties involved.
Contact Us To Schedule An Initial Consultation
Call us at 720-573-0539 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange an initial consultation about your divorce or separation. We offer convenient free parking, and our office hours are generally from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we make ourselves available to meet with clients at any time of day, night or weekends.
We believe that people are best-served when their attorneys practice with integrity, including responsible and clear billing policies. You will find our fees reasonable, and we accept major credit cards for your convenience.