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Nov 08

Ending Your Marital Union Legally and Quickly

Couples typically find that it is easier to get married than it is to get divorced.  All you need to get married is a few bucks and a judge who can legally join the two of you in matrimony.

Getting divorced tends to be a lot more complicated, however.  You have to pay more money to end your union and go through a legal process that might be emotionally exhaustive, emotionally gut wrenching, and even mentally or physically combative.

When you want to get through it with your money, sanity, and freedom intact, you may not find it wise to represent yourself in the courtroom.  You can have the case settled in your favor when you hire a mediator, law firm, or Denver divorce attorney to represent you instead.

Handling the Sensitive Details of the Case

If you and your soon-to-be former spouse have children together, you are required by law to obtain a custody order from the divorce judge.  Your case may be referred to family court, and you and your spouse may be required to complete parenting courses before the order can be issued.

When custody is going to be contentious, you need to allow legal pros to intervene on your behalf.  Your lawyer can present the best evidence for why you should get custody and to what degree the other spouse should have visitation rights.

Your lawyer can also help you and the court work out an order that gives the children fair support and equal access to both parents if it is deemed safe enough.  Even if you want full custody, the other parent may have rights to the kids as well.  Your lawyer can help you see the legal reasoning behind the order, advocate for your best interests, and make sure that you are given a fair support order to match the custody arrangement.

Protection from Abuse

In some incidences of divorce, spouses and children need to be protected from abuse.  An abusive partner may put the lives of you and your children at risk.

Your lawyer can secure a PFA, or Protection from Abuse order from the court.  He or she can also help you find a safe house to stay and ensure that the police are aware of your dangerous situation.  You and your children will be protected fully while the divorce is ongoing and long after it is settled.