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Springs Law Group offers the full spectrum of family law services in Colorado Springs. Common legal issues include—but are not limited to—child support, child custody, divorce, adoption, and paternity.
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Family law involves the legal negotiation and resolution of relational issues between two or more individuals related by blood or legal means. As you can imagine, cases can become emotionally charged. The following are some specific issues or cases that fall under family law:
The following are terms commonly used in family law:
When you need a family law attorney, you are entitled to a counselor who truly understands your situation and your priorities. At Springs Law Group in Colorado Springs, our firm’s client-centered approach allows us to make the strongest case possible in support of people going through divorce, custody and support issues. Our breadth of experience and legal knowledge gives clients the best likelihood of a fair result and a strong foundation for the future. When possible, we work on behalf of clients in mediation to reach consensus on issues such as property division and support.
No one can make divorce easy, but our advice and support will protect your rights and help you understand the relevant issues involved in marriage dissolution, such as:
For each aspect of your divorce, we diligently pursue the best result possible based on your specific needs.
No one seeks to end a marriage by devoting excessive time, money and energy to litigation. In many cases, mediation offers a better alternative, allowing both parties to preserve their rights while avoiding the complications that invariably arise in court. This positive, informal process often enables spouses and children alike to move ahead more quickly and successfully.
We understand how important it is to be strongly represented in matters involving parental rights and responsibilities. State law favors shared legal custody so that both parents have authority over important decisions in the lives of their minor children. Ample time at each parental residence is also encouraged. We work hard to achieve a result that is in your child’s best interest, while protecting your right to be part of your child’s life. When one parent has physical custody, we draft comprehensive visitation agreements to avoid confusion and conflict.
By law, noncustodial parents have a legal responsibility to support their children. Court-ordered support amounts are based on a formula that considers each parent’s income, childcare costs, and health insurance contributions, among other factors. Our firm helps parents ensure that accurate information is used in making these determinations and that existing child support orders are enforced. If a change in income occurs, we will petition the court for an appropriate modification in the payment obligation.
Colorado law authorizes spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, while a divorce is pending and sometimes after the marriage is dissolved. For temporary maintenance, the state employs a formula based on the parties’ respective incomes. After the union has ended, courts examine factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse’s age, and their earning potential. Increasingly, post-divorce maintenance is awarded for a limited period until the supported ex-spouse is able to pay for his or her own needs.
You might be tempted to handle legal family issues on your own. You’re certainly free to do so. However, you risk realizing less-than-desirable results. And while we can never guarantee outcomes in a court of law, we can give you a realistic expectation of results.
Additionally, because family law cases can get highly emotional, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or make irrational decisions. You might overlook important steps in the legal process. This is true even in positive relationships. Therefore, when cases involve money or children, hiring one of our family law attorneys not only better assures you’re properly represented in a court of law, you also have someone to confide in for emotional support.
The following are more reasons to attain the services of a family attorney:
A family lawyer works with you, the client, to counsel you and represent your best interests in a court of law. While almost all lawyers have formal training in family law during school, some lawyers choose to primarily practice family law. An attorney who has vast experience in family law is likely to know and understand the nuances of state law, local judges, and other attorneys.
Family law has several possible costs, including court fees and attorney fees. Total costs for a family law case depends upon the complexity of your unique situation. At Springs Law Group, we charge hourly for legal services. We may ask for an advance retainer before we begin work.
The following is a breakdown of some common types of family law cases and a ballpark idea of the cost:
The first step in any family law case is to contact one of our attorneys at Springs Law Group to set up your free initial consultation. During this meeting, we go over the specifics of your case and determine if we’re a good fit. This also helps you decide the next best steps to take for your case. And since the initial consultation is free and confidential, you risk nothing but have so much to gain. Schedule your consultation now by calling (719) 421-7141.