Your family is the most important thing to you, and you didn’t imagine things could get so complex so fast. At Datz Law, we’ve seen many difficult situations and we can guide you through your family law issues with honesty and straight-forward advice. Whether you’ve just been served with divorce papers, arrested for domestic violence, or are contemplating filing a divorce case, we can walk you through your next steps. We’ll help sort this out.
We have worked extensively in all areas of family law and we will get through this together.
Colorado Protection Order FAQ
At the Datz Law Firm, we understand how distressing and complicated family legal issues can be, and we are here to give you confidence, aggressive legal advocacy, and the best possible representation while helping you resolve these disputes. Our goal is to help you resolve your family legal matters as favorably as possible so you can focus on your future.
You never thought you’d be in this position. You saw other couples resort to divorce, but you didn’t think it was an option for you. Whether you find yourself forced to seek a divorce, or your spouse has recently decided to leave the marriage, we’re here to ease the pain by helping you through the legal aspects of this difficult time.
Our family law attorneys will help by
- explaining your rights and options
- advise you on how to proceed, based on your situation, needs, and legal objectives
- help you successfully navigate each phase of the process
- guide you through an amicable agreement, mediation, or walk with you through a divorce hearing
If you aren’t familiar with what the divorce process can look like, here are common steps in a Colorado divorce.
Custody involves two important aspects of the parent-child relationship:
- Parenting time or the physical time parents have with a child
- Decision-making authority or the legal right to make important choices regarding a child’s upbringing.
Colorado custody law doesn’t favor one parent over another, and focuses on the best interest of the children. Determining the children’s best interest can be complicated and difficult. A family law attorney will know how to navigate all issues that arise in these cases.
Child Support and Maintenance
During and after custody disputes, support payments can be a major point of contention. Typically, the court uses very specific (and complicated) calculations to determine child and spousal support. The court considers factors like:
- The parenting time division
- The income of each parent
- The financial obligations each parent already has.
You can find calculators online to help you determine child support numbers. However, there are a few reasons consulting a family law attorney is helpful:
- your ex-spouse is not agreeable or is manipulative
- you just want to “get it over with” and may not be looking out for yourself
- you don’t fully understand what the calculations mean
A family law attorney will have a robust understanding of these calculations, and will be looking out for your best interests. An attorney may also catch errors or misrepresentations that you missed. Whether you are seeking to obtain, enforce, modify or terminate child support orders, the Datz Law Firm can help.
While painful issues can arise in any divorce, domestic violence allegations can be especially difficult.
If you or your children are the targets of abuse or domestic violence, obtaining protection orders can be an important first step towards safety. Our family law attorneys are experienced at helping clients in abusive situations. We will know what to do to keep you and your children safe.
While many domestic violence allegations are true, family legal issues may trigger false allegations. Sometimes in a divorce or custody dispute one party may try to sway the court and case with allegations of abuse or neglect. If you find yourself wrongly accused of domestic violence during a family legal dispute, The Datz Law Firm can vigorously advocate your rights while helping you fight the allegations and protect your reputation.