Divorce Lawyers in Centennial, Colorado

Although no one enters marriage anticipating a separation, people change and grow apart. Sometimes differences cannot be resolved and a divorce becomes inevitable. If you are dealing with divorce or legal separation, know that you are not alone. The divorce attorneys at The Law Firm Of Dennis A Lacerte stand ready to defend your rights and ensure that you receive what you deserve in the separation. We provide smart and tenacious representation of your case and protection of your assets. With a wealth of knowledge and experience on hand, our legal team is uniquely prepared to achieve the best outcome for you, whether you are the one seeking divorce or the responding party.
Call us now at 303-708-1300 to speak with a divorce lawyer and share the facts of your case.
 

Divorce

From simple divorces to complex family law cases, The Law Firm of Dennis A. Lacerte has handled all types of Divorce, Legal Separation, and Mediation, family disputes. Each divorce is as unique as your family. Our attorneys work with you to determine the specific issues in your case. Our focus is on protecting our clients’ rights and advocating for what they deserve. Our lawyers will work to help you settle your case, if that is possible. We are always prepared to take your case to court of that is what is necessary. In Colorado, divorce is called “dissolution of marriage.”

Division of Marital property

 
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The Courts in Colorado require that each party provide full financial disclosures to the other party. Our firm will help you draft a Sworn Financial Statement to give a good picture of your marital assets and debts. After the Sworn Financial Statement is completed, we can work to help you craft agreements and arguments regarding the division of your martial property and debts.

Colorado is a Court of equity, which means that your assets and debts do not need to be divided in half. They must be divided in a way that is equitable, or fair.
 

Division of Marital Debt

Marital debt, or any debts accumulated during the marriage, must be included in a full and fair property division. Our attorneys will take your debt into account when crafting agreements and arguments for your case.

Division of Retirement Assets

Any retirement assets that were earned during your marriage are considered martial property. However, Colorado is a Court of equity, which means that your assets and debts do not need to be divided in half. They must be divided in a way that is equitable, or fair.

Maintenance:

Maintenance is the new word for “alimony” in Colorado (aka Spousal Support. If you have been married for at least three years, in Colorado, the Court will make a determination regarding whether or not an award of maintenance is appropriate in your divorce.

Colorado has a statutory guideline regarding how much maintenance should be, and how long it should be paid. However, this is just a guideline. The Court must look at a number of factors before making an award of maintenance.
 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements:

We help our clients prepare prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements in order to prepare for unforeseen circumstances. The agreements we draft assist our clients to protect property in the event of a divorce. The agreements may be as simple or comprehensive as the parties wish.

Separation Agreements:

Our attorney work hard to craft separation agreements that are unique to each case, and work for both parties. A separation agreement is a settlement agreement of the parties, and it is signed and filed with the Court. A Separation Agreement is your rule book for how to conduct yourself after your divorce. Your separation agreement will cover how your real estate, assets, debts, and personal property will be divided. Your Separation Agreement can also cover any agreements regarding the allocation of parental responsibilities if there are minor children in your family.

Civil Unions:

As of May 1, 2013, the domestic relations laws and statutes apply to the legal termination of a civil union. Parties that have a civil union can now seek a dissolution (divorce), declaration of invalidity (annulment), legal separation, child custody, allocation of parental responsibilities, parenting time, child support, property division, and maintenance, just as married spouses would.