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Divorce can become complicated quickly, particularly if you and your spouse are struggling to come to agreements on key matters. A divorce that is seemingly going smoothly can turn on a dime and drag out, costing you money and stress, so it’s important to have an attorney at your side who can help you through this process. Many areas of your life will be impacted by the divorce and your property and debts will be divided. Going in unprepared or unsure of your rights could result in getting less than you are entitled to.
Burnham Law understands the Colorado Springs court system and Colorado family and divorce laws, and has the experience you need to get the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation initial consultation.
Burnham Law will assist you as you work with the other parent to create a parenting plan for your children that meets the needs of everyone involved. It’s generally in your best interest to craft an agreement with the other parent outside of court. If you can’t agree and do have to go before the judge, he or she will make these important decisions for you. However, we are fully prepared to go to court and defend your interests should an agreement not be possible.
The final outcome of your custody case will be outlined in a court order known as a parenting plan, and this plan can be changed in the future as your situation changes. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our family law clients and are able to assist you if you need to change your custody arrangement.
Child support is often tied into a custody case. This is money one parent gives to another parent to support their children, and even if you have a pre or post-nuptial agreement that sets or eliminates child support payments, it may still be on the table in your case. The award is determined by many factors, including the children’s expenses, the assets and earnings of each parent, and how the parenting time has been divided. Bear in mind that the support order may not reflect the parenting time division and that cases involving a lot of assets can get very complex quickly.
At Burnham Law, we have experience in both high asset and more common support cases. Since this is an ongoing obligation that will affect your children and your personal finances, it’s crucial that you have experienced representation for this type of case.
Spousal support, alimony, or spousal maintenance, is financial support one spouse pays to another spouse. Spousal support can be paid temporarily as your case moves along, or become permanent once the final divorce order is issued by the court. Unlike child support, your pre or post-nuptial agreements can impact spousal support awards or prevent them altogether. Spousal support is calculated with different factors considered, such as how long you were married, your living standard as a couple, and the assets and incomes involved.
Both child and spousal support can be modified after they are awarded. If you have a change in circumstances that calls for the modification of your support award, contact us about your case as soon as you can. The modification is effective only back to the date you filed for it once granted, so the longer you wait, the more it will cost you.
Same-sex partners who are in a civil union or married still face unique issues today when it comes to adoption, divorce, or pre and post-nuptial agreements. Burnham Law team has extensive experience in this area and we can provide you with invaluable support, advice, and representation.
When one parent is out of the picture, it can place grandparents into a heartbreaking situation. You, as a grandparent, have rights when it comes to your grandchildren, but it’s important to formalize those rights with a court order. We will help you preserve your right to see your grandchildren and be a part of their lives.