Choosing to file for divorce can be
unnerving and complicated. An experienced divorce lawyer can assist you in
navigating the process, giving you time and energy to focus on your family.
At Kinnaird & Kinnaird, our Colorado divorce lawyer team has
years of experience in divorce law – and a track record of success. We are
prepared to collect essential information, build your case, and meet deadlines.
More important, we’ll keep your best interests at heart.
While all divorce proceedings differ, there are some major steps
that remain the same, including:
The first step in any divorce process is filing a petition. In most
cases, one spouse files the petition and delivers a copy to the other spouse.
However, even when the decision is mutual, one of them will have to choose to
file a petition with the court.
Once the petition has been filed, temporary orders will be given
regarding financial support and custody. For example, if you and your spouse
have separated, you may need financial support to pay the mortgage or place
your children in daycare.
The process of granting a temporary order generally takes a few
days and will remain in place until a final decision is rendered at a full
court hearing. You will need to file a request for a temporary order as soon as
possible, usually with the assistance of an experienced divorce lawyer.
Next, the spouse who receives notice of the divorce petition
will have an opportunity to respond – either to dispute the grounds under which
the divorce is sought or to express disagreement with property division or
This process is quite complex and has a series of steps. First,
attorneys for both parties will request items from the other party. Next, a
list of questions will be sent to the opposing side. Then, a written list of
facts will be sent. The other party must admit or deny each listed fact.
Finally, attorneys may request bank statements, statements of income, or other
documentation that may benefit their client.
If the parties fail to agree on issues such as property
division, spousal support, and custody, they may try to negotiate their
differences through attorneys or personal contact. The court may decide to
schedule conferences in which both parties will attempt to move toward a
resolution of the disputed issues.
Step 6: Trial
If no negotiation is reached, a trial is scheduled. Going to
trial, however, is more expensive for both parties and offers less predictable
results. For this reason, working with an experienced lawyer during the
negotiation process is essential to a swift resolution.
Experienced Colorado Divorce Lawyer for Representation
If you’ve chosen to file for divorce, contact an experienced Colorado divorce lawyer at Kinnaird Law. Our team has years of background in divorce law – and is prepared to focus on building your case while you focus on your health and emotional well-being. Call (719)-520-0003 to learn more.