Lake County Divorce Attorney
Serving Clients in Lake County, Chaffee County and Eagle County, Colorado
With comprehensive experience in family law, experienced Chaffee County divorce lawyer Lindsey Parlin guides her clients through the entire dissolution procedure.
She answers all of her clients’ questions and concerns, and she handles all aspects of the legally-complicated dissolution process.
If you need legal advice or representation regarding divorce, get the help you need now and contact the law offices of Lindsey Parlin to speak with a family law attorney.
WHAT IS DIVORCE
A divorce – called “dissolution of marriage” in Colorado – is initiated by filing a Summons and Petition in the District Court. The court then issues a case management order that outlines requirements for conducting the case, and it schedules an Initial Status Conference. Each party must present financial documents (such as tax returns and account statements) and fully disclose assets. If children are involved, the Court determines what is in the child’s best interests. After disclosure, the settlement process begins, and a mediator may be asked to assist the parties and their attorneys in reaching a settlement. Parties who settle without dispute may then submit their written agreement to the Court for its approval.
If the settlement attempt fails, a judge will hold a hearing and issue orders regarding parental responsibilities (decision-making and parenting time), child support, division of marital assets and debts, and spousal maintenance (alimony). A dissolution of marriage can be extremely stressful, particularly when the parties cannot reach an agreement and must appear before a judge. Lake County divorce lawyer Lindsey Parlin understands the anxieties you feel; she can suggest options that will reduce your costs and lead to a fair settlement.
Couples sometimes choose to file for a Decree of Legal Separation for health insurance coverage, religious motives, or other reasons. The Legal Separation process is almost identical to the dissolution process, except that after a Decree of Legal Separation has been fled, neither party is free to remarry until the case is changed to a dissolution of marriage.
If you have questions regarding these services, contact the Parlin Law P.C. law firm to discuss this matter in more detail and learn how divorce lawyers can help you reach effective solutions.
AN EXPERIENCED DIVORCE ATTORNEY
Colorado divorce attorney Lindsey Parlin offers free initial consultations at her Leadville law offices or offsite as well. Ms. Parlin represents divorce and family law clients in Eagle, Lake, Park, Summit, and Chafee counties. Our law office assists people with family law matters including child custody, visitation, child support, property division, and maintenance issues. If you are considering divorce or legal separation, get the sound advice and representation you need from an experienced Eagle County divorce attorney. Evening and weekend appointments are available on request. Please fill out the form on the contact page on this site or call the law offices of Lindsey Parlin at 719-310-3703 to schedule a consultation.