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Family legal issues can be emotionally distressing and financially costly. The sooner these issues can be resolved, the sooner you and your loved ones can start the next chapter of your lives. The Denver Tech Center divorce and family law lawyers at The Burnham Law Firm understand the seriousness and importance of resolving family legal issues in the best possible way. That is why we are committed to representing clients in a range of family law matters, from divorce, support payment cases, to child custody and post-decree matters. The guidance of a good lawyer can help secure the best possible outcome for your case. Our attorneys, with more than a decade of experience practicing family law, have the skills and experience to represent you effectively in any legal family matter.
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The family courts in the Denver metro area will generally not get involved in custody cases if parents can agree on division of custody on their own. In these cases, the court will usually review the agreed-upon custody arrangement and issue a final custody order to formalize that agreement.
It is important to understand that dividing child custody involves splitting both parenting time (i.e., physical custody) and decision-making authority (i.e., legal custody) of the child or children involved. It can also entail one parent being ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent.
When parents are not able to agree on one or more issues of a child custody case, the family court will take a more central role in the case by:
Child support matters are closely tied to child custody cases. In the Denver metro area, family courts generally see both parents as being financially obligated to support their child or children. Consequently:
When child support is a point of dispute between parents, the court will generally use a complex (and fairly comprehensive) formula to determine if child support should be ordered – and, if so, the amount of child support to be awarded. Some factors in this formula include:
With child support orders, it is important to be aware that modifications can be pursued in the future, if or when certain circumstances for either parent change.
Dividing marital property between divorcing parties is commonly a contentious issue in contested divorce cases, particularly when complex and high-value assets are on the line. When dealing with this aspect of divorce, determining the following matters will typically be a priority:
Also referred to as spousal support, alimony or spousal maintenance payments can be awarded temporarily, while a divorce case is pending, and permanently, when the final divorce decree is issued.
When it comes to spousal maintenance, it’s important to be aware that:
A divorce attorney in or Denver Tech Center office can explain whether you may be entitled to receive or are obligated to pay spousal support. Contact us for more information about this area of family law.
It is important to protect the grandparent/grandchild relationship via formal court orders when either parent or both parents are not in the picture. For example, if either parent is incarcerated, deployed, or deceased, it is essential for grandparents to seek visitation, guardianship, or custody of a child.
When you need to protect and assert your grandparent rights in the Denver metro area, you can rely on the skills and guidance of the attorneys in the Denver Tech Center office of The Burnham Law Firm.
A Denver top rated divorce and family lawyer at The Burnham Law Firm is ready to help you formulate the right legal game plan for bringing your family’s legal issues to the best possible resolution. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.