Even if they are amicable and quick, divorces are never an easy thing. And they can be that much worse for the kids. If you have kids and you are going through a divorce, you will do whatever you can to lessen the impact it has on them. Telling your children that you are getting a divorce and trying to help them through it is no doubt one of the toughest things you will have to do in your life. The most vulnerable time for children will be in the…Read More
Fort Collins Family Law Attorney
When the law and your family collide, it can be a very stressful occurrence. At the Law Offices of Loomis and Greene, we care about our clients and we want them to feel as though they have a trusted ally on their side throughout all of the legal matters. It is important to us that we find simple and quick ways to solve the issues that our clients are dealing with. We are here to provide you with real-life solutions that can help you to successfully rebuild your family so that you are able to move on with your life towards a better future.
Looking For A Family Law Attorney in Fort Collins?
Not only do we provide quality legal services at the Law Offices of Loomis and Greene in Fort Collins, but we want to be a support system you can rely on every step of the way. We will also use our time to the best of our ability so that we can resolve your legal issue in the shortest amount of time so that we can save you both time and money. Continue reading below to uncover the different area of family law we can assist you in.
At its most basic form, divorce is the legal action of ending a marriage. While it may have required legal justification in the past, this is no longer required if you are wanting to obtain a divorce. Since “no-fault” divorces exist, there is no reason to have a person to blame when a marriage does not work out. Instead, one person in the marriage is free to leave it at any point by claiming there are irreconcilable differences. However, even when couples are fairly agreeable, there are still issues that have to be agreed upon. Most commonly, these issues deal with splitting property and the custody of children. There is often high tensions that surround things like alimony as well. This is where a dependable lawyer becomes a necessity. If you are considering filing for divorce or you have already made the decision to do so, contact our attorneys today.
While many people think of legal separation as something that is very similar to divorce, this is actually not the case. When a couple decides to be separated legally their marriage is in no way terminated. This legal process only means that the couple has chosen to live separately and that this arrangement is made by court order. The court order will most often determine what will be done about certain aspects of the couple’s lives. This is similar to a divorce in that decisions are made regarding child custody/visitation, property division, and spousal support. If you and your spouse live in Fort Collins and you would like to pursue a legal separation, our family law attorneys would be happy to help you.
If you aren’t familiar with what alimony is, the simpler way of referring to this term is ‘spousal support’. This is a payment that goes toward the well-being of one of the spouses being maintained throughout and after a divorce takes place. For the most part, alimony will be awarded in any of the following scenarios:
- If a spouse is unable to make a sufficient living
- If a spouse is the primary caretaker of one or more children
- If a spouse does not have the sufficient assets to support themselves
Once it is awarded by the court, alimony must be paid. In Colorado, spousal support is calculated through a mathematical formula for a couple who have a combined income that is $75,000 or less. Your lawyer at Loomis and Greene can inform you more about this legal procedure and what you can expect.
With divorce, often comes conflict and many adversarial conversations. When two spouses are in the same room, trying to come to terms with splitting property, custody and more, things often get ugly quick. The Law Office of Loomis and Greene can offer you an experienced attorney who will represent you aggressively when it is necessary but will first work to come up with a cooperative approach. On the other hand, if you are looking for a neutral third party to facilitate an agreement between you and your spouse, we would be happy to help you to come to a mutually-beneficial solution.
Domestic Violence/Protection Orders
When you are living in fear in your own home, there is no reason to not pursue a course of action. Law enforcement with the help of an experienced attorney can help you to escape a spouse who is threatening you or causing you physical harm. A protection order is a way that the courts can help in protecting you from being harmed both physically or mentally. This type of order worked to restrain a person from any communication with the victim whether they be at home, work, or additional locations. While you do not need an attorney in order to obtain a protection order, consulting one before is highly recommended. If you want to know more about how we can help you to escape a hostile spouse or partner, contact us today.
Child Custody and Support
Known as “parenting time” in Colorado, determining which parent will be granted the rights to taking care of a child or children that were an outcome of your marriage can be tricky. Emotions often run high as both parents want to spend as much time as possible with their child once they are living in separate homes. It is in your best interest to hire an attorney to help you to sort out custody issues when you are in the process of getting a divorce. When your lawyer helps you to come up with a parenting plan now, you will likely save yourself a lot of money in the long run.
Child support is also an issue that divorced couples have problems coming to an agreement on when they are no longer married. When you have a family law attorney to help you sort through this complicated issue, you can not only determine the child support level, but you will also be to plan for adjustments in child support if they should be needed in the long run. Additionally, other issues can be handled by your lawyers such as enforcement of child support orders and issues regarding paternity as it relates to child support.