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Navigating the Legal Terrain of Divorce Papers with a Skilled Divorce Attorney

Updated: 04/17/2024

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Whether you filed or your spouse did, navigating divorce papers and the beginnings of a divorce is a challenging, emotional time for any family. If there are children involved, this time can be even more difficult and draining. 

Rather than facing these difficult times alone, divorce attorneys can provide the support, guidance, and expertise you need to get through your divorce as smoothly as possible. 

What does a divorce attorney provide? For starters, the expertise and knowledge of the ins and outs of your specific case and situation are invaluable when splitting assets, navigating custody arrangements, and negotiating alimony. 

Divorce papers are traditionally one of the first steps in filing for divorce, but navigating this unknown terrain can cause stress for both parties. Here’s how a divorce attorney can help. 

Don’t go it alone—an expert divorce attorney can provide all the legal counsel you need to complete your divorce papers and ensure the information is accurate and legally sound. 

Many divorce lawyers offer consultations to review the divorce papers you’ve received or before you send them to your spouse. These particular services offer support and advice about the details in the paperwork and how the individual should move forward. 

Divorce papers are just one step in the proceedings of a divorce in Colorado—here are the others:

  1. Divorce petition
  2. Initial court document review
  3. Proof of service
  4. Submitting forms
  5. Initial status conference
  6. Mediation
  7. Final hearing
  8. Dissolution of marriage

As you can see, even if your divorce is uncontested and relatively simple, there are many steps and hoops to jump through to finalize a divorce. 

Working with an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney can expedite the process, relieve stress, and ensure you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. 

Getting a divorce in Colorado without a lawyer is possible; however, if you have children or significant marital assets like property or a business, we highly recommend investing in a skilled divorce attorney to handle your case. 

Paperwork is just the beginning; there are many nuances and scenarios where an attorney can help. From finances to custody proceedings, the unknowns are more effectively handled with an expert in your corner. 

At The Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson & Associates, we help families work through filing paperwork, child custody matters, negotiating the division of assets, spousal support payments, and more. 

How to Get Divorce Papers in Colorado 

If you aren’t sure where to get divorce papers in Colorado, you can find them on the Colorado Judicial Branch website under “Family Matters.” The forms you select and fill out will depend on whether or not you and your spouse have minor children. 

The initial forms you need to complete are the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation and the Case Information Sheet. 

Can you complete and submit these forms without the counsel of a legal representative? Particularly in an uncontested divorce, certainly! However, legal counsel will protect your interests and use their years of experience to negotiate the best possible outcome for you. 

Get the Support You Need with an Expert Divorce Attorney in Colorado. 

The Law Offices of Jeanne M. Wilson, led by Jeanne Wilson, is a trusted resource for individuals seeking legal guidance in spousal maintenance modification cases. With her experience in family law and spousal maintenance modification, Jeanne Wilson can protect your interests, navigate legal complexities, and develop a customized legal strategy tailored to your unique situation. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your case. Our team has decades of family law experience—we're ready to relentlessly fight on your behalf.

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