When going through a divorce, there are many things to take into consideration. You’re forced to make decisions on things you’ve never thought about before. Proper legal guidance can help make this transition easier. Scardina Law is here to guide you in the right direction. By providing you with all of the options, we can find tailored solutions to your unique needs. Below is a list of frequently asked questions for your reference. To discuss your situation, contact our office in Denver at 303-502-5540or fill out our contact form.
What is the difference between contested and uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is when both parties can come to an agreement on all issues they are facing. This includes finances, assets and childcare. A contested divorce simply means that you cannot agree on how to handle these same issues. The court will then need to step in and make decisions based on the information they have. You are then required to follow the rules they put in place.
What does it mean that Colorado is a no-fault state?
This means that neither party will be “blamed” for the marriage not working out. The court only wants to know that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This means that adultery and abuse are not considered when granting a divorce.
How is child custody decided in a divorce?
If possible, you and your partner can come up with a parenting agreement. However, if one agreement cannot be decided as the final one, it will go to court. First and foremost, the court will always keep the best interest of the child at the forefront. They also are not biased toward either parent and look at a number of factors. This includes the relationship between parent and child, home and school life. The court will also consider the child’s wishes if need be.
How long does a divorce take?
Every case is different, but a typical case takes about 90 days. As always, we will work with you to make sure the process is as efficient as possible.
Do I need a lawyer to handle my divorce or can I use forms I find online?
There are forms available to you online. However, it is always in your best interest to consult legal advice. Many times, people aren’t sure what their rights are. It can also be a complicated process based on your situation. We are here to help you from the beginning to the end.
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