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Fort Collins Divorce Attorney

Fort Collins

Fort Collins

2900 S. College Ave., Suite LC
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (303) 653-9497

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When you are ready to move forward with a divorce, it is critical to take the appropriate steps to protect your rights and interests during and after the process. A Fort Collins divorce attorney at Burnham Law can help you navigate the complexities of divorce and help you achieve the best possible outcome. During the initial consultation, our family law attorneys review the details of your case and explain your options for moving forward.

Hоw thе Law Applies Tо Yоur Case

Most decent divorce attorneys have studied – and understand – Colorado divorce law.  However, knowing what the law says is only the first part of the equation.  Our family lawyers are also trained to analyze the specific facts of your case and explain how the law will likely apply to your situation. Our Fort Collins divorce attorneys will help our clients understand what the law says as well as how the law is likely tо apply to your situation, and act strategically and aggressively to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

Understand Yоur Financial Picture and Create a Budget

When you are going through a divorce in Colorado, you are required to exchange certain financial documents with your spouse.  The list of documents that you must provide is extensive and can often be overwhelming.  It is our job to walk you through the financial disclosure process to ensure that you are fullу complying with all court rules and orders.

Additionally, once all financial information is exchanged between spouses, we will compile that information and assist you in understanding the big picture of the marital estate.  It is critical that you understand what assets and debts comprise the marital estate before you can start discussing how the estate should be divided pursuant to the divorce.

A Fort Collins divorce attorney at Burnham Law can help you understand what your income (including child support and/or maintenance) will likely look like after the divorce, as well as what expenses you will likely incur, so that you can create a budget that will work for you after the divorce is complete.

Determine whether an Expert is Needed

In certain cases it may be necessary to hire an expert to provide an opinion on the value of the property in question. This may happen if one spouse owns a business, or if someone is entitled to certain types of retirement benefits (such as military retirement), or if the parties own real property. Experts may also be needed to help determine if an asset is marital property or separate property. And if there is a dispute with regard to children, a child expert may be needed to help determine your children’s best interests.

Burnham Law’s top-level Fort Collins divorce attorneys are skilled at spotting when an expert may be needed. We have a large network of experts with whom we regularly work, and the experience to help you pick the right person for your case.

Evaluate Settlement Options

Once all financial information has been exchanged and all property has been properly valued, a divorce lawyer will work with you to evaluate settlement options.  These evaluations may happen in preparation for a mediation session, or simply if you desire to make a settlement proposal to your spouse.  Similarly, if your spouse has provided you with a settlement offer, our family law attorneys can help you analyze that offer and, if necessary, draft a counter-offer.

Prepare Your Case fоr Trial

If your case does not settle, you will have to prepare to take your case to court for a judge to decide.

A court hearing/trial can be intimidating to someone who does not have experience in the courtroom.  There are many rules and procedures that must be followed before the day of court, as well as rules оf evidence that must be adhered to during the trial.

When you hire a Burnham Law attorney, you will have peace of mind knowing you are in good hands. Your attorney will prepare an aggressive and effective strategy for your case that will achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

If you are unsure whether you need a divorce lawyer or not, it is wise tо at least consult with an attorney that you trust to discuss the specifics оf your case.

Contact Burnham Law today and schedule a consultation with an experienced Fort Collins divorce attorney.