Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
How Our Boulder Divorce Attorney Can Help You
Flatiron Legal Advisors, LLC, we strive in every way to make the divorce process less stressful for
families. We want you to think every important decision through, which
is why we inform you of your rights, the risks, and the potential benefits
of your choices. By guiding you through every stage of your divorce and
listening to you every step of the way, our Boulder divorce lawyer can
help you through even the most difficult of marital disputes.
Understanding the Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce
Uncontested divorce - also known as a low-conflict divorce - refers to
a divorce in which both parties can come to an agreement. When the separating
couple can mutually settle all of the issues pertaining to their divorce
with the assistance of a professional Boulder divorce attorney, the court
can recognize and finalize the uncontested divorce.
You can file an uncontested divorce in Colorado if you fulfill the following
- You or your spouse meet the Colorado residency requirement of at least 90 days
- You and your spouse agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken
- You and your spouse have no property to be divided or have entered into
a separation agreement that determines how your property will be divided
- You and your spouse have no minor children, or if you do have minor children,
you have signed an agreement for child support and allocated parental
An uncontested divorce dramatically reduces the time, cost, and conflict
of the divorce process. In most cases, an uncontested divorce can be settled
with no courtroom intervention or minimal courtroom appearances. It is
ideal for many people to file for an uncontested divorce, but unfortunately,
this is not always possible for every separating couple.
What is a contested divorce?
Contested divorce - also known as a high-conflict divorce - refers to going
to court and having a judge decide one or more of the issues in your divorce.
For many couples, settling disputes through the court is the worst-case
scenario. Allowing a judge make the final decisions for a divorce could
be terrifying for many, especially when the judge is a stranger to your
family and has no contextual understanding of your family's unique dynamic.
A judge can issue court-mandated orders for the following:
- Child and spousal support
- Allocation of parental responsibilities
- Distribution of marital property, debts, and assets
If conflict is unavoidable, then we can offer our services as an aggressive
litigation firm whenever appropriate. We can also provide alternative
dispute resolution services outside of the courtroom wherever possible.
By providing flexible services that are tailored to your needs, we can
allow you to reach more satisfactory and amicable solutions.
We Can Protect Your Rights & Interests Contested divorce is an expensive,
time-consuming, stressful process. In many cases, neither party is pleased
with the outcome. Families can come away broken and emotionally traumatized
from a divisive courtroom battle. With the right representation, however,
you and your family can still move forward from a divorce with your rights,
interests, and your finances preserved.
We want to make your legal process less stressful.
Contact Flatiron Legal Advisors, LLC
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