Boulder County Dissolution of Marriage Lawyers
Divorce can be a combative process. The same emotions that led people to a divorce lawyer's office can also lead to a costly and lengthy legal battle.
In any divorce case, there is a range of outcomes that are likely given Colorado law and how judges have ruled in similar cases. At Warren, Carlson & Moore, LLP, our lawyers use mediation and negotiation to obtain a result that is within the range of what is likely to happen so you can get a fair deal. From our law office in Niwot, we represent clients in Boulder and Longmont and throughout the Front Range of Colorado.
Bruce Warren and Richard Carlson each have more than 30 years of experience in handling divorce matters. We will help you reach a fair settlement and avoid the expense of a trial if possible, but we are prepared to represent you effectively in court at each stage of the proceeding if necessary. As a general practice law firm, we have the ability to handle complex divorce cases that involve substantial assets such as businesses and retirement plans.
If you have a simple divorce and wish to handle it yourself, our lawyers will review your divorce papers for a minimal fee.
Child Custody and Divorce
In Colorado, custody issues are now referred to as allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. By shifting the focus away from which parent has "custody," the court recognizes the importance of both parents in a child's life. Visitation is now referred to as parenting time, and joint custody is referred to as shared parenting time.
Decisions concerning the children will either be made jointly, with mediation and arbitration available when disputes cannot be resolved, or solely when joint decision-making does not work.
Our lawyers handle:
- Paternity cases
- Establishment of parental rights between unmarried parents
- Divorce and post-divorce custody issues
- Grandparents' visitation and custody
- Custody by nonparents when appropriate
- Custody through power of attorney
- Child support
- Enforcement of child support
Child support in Colorado is determined by a formula. The amount of child support you pay or receive is based upon the gross (before-tax) earnings of each parent (or the possible earnings of a parent), the number of children, the time-sharing arrangement, child care costs, health insurance costs and other extraordinary expenses concerning the children. We assist clients in calculating support, determining if there are any factors that would cause a deviation from the guidelines, and in determining an appropriate amount of child support. We also assist with related matters such as tax exemptions and the effect of split custody or children from another relationship.
For More Information About Divorce
To discuss your case with our Boulder divorce lawyers at Warren, Carlson & Moore, LLP, call 303-647-5322 or fill out the contact form on this website.