Answers To Your Family Law Questions
Family law matters are some of the most emotionally draining legal issues that a person may ever have to face. At Wick & Trautwein, LLC, we have many clients who come to us to learn more about their options in their family law case. We have prepared some basic information to address those questions below. This is not to be considered legal advice, as we will offer you more detailed guidance when you come in to discuss your case with us in a consultation.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
If you and your spouse are able to resolve matters amicably, not long at all. If there is more conflict in the divorce, it can take much longer for your case to complete. The more issues that remain outstanding, the more expensive and time-consuming it will be for your divorce.
Where will the kids end up?
This depends on many different factors. If you and your spouse are able to work out an agreement together, you can have more control over the custody and parenting time plan. However, if the decision is left to the courts, the judge will examine your case and issue a ruling in what he or she considers to be the best interests of the children. This leaves the entire decision up to someone who has very limited interactions with you. You have to consult an experienced attorney if custody is an issue in your case.
What happens to my property?
In both Colorado and Wyoming, courts divide marital property equitably. This means that it is divided “fairly” between the parties. Any property that was accumulated during the marriage could potentially be subject to division. We will happily review your case to tell you more about how the property division process could impact your situation.
Do I really need an attorney?
Yes. Even if your case seems extremely easy, you do not know what might happen if you make the wrong choice. You really only have one opportunity to get things right. Mistakes cost a lot of time, money and energy to fix. By speaking to a lawyer about your case, you can get the guidance you need to get it right the first time.
Talk To Us To Learn More About Your Case
To meet with one of our attorneys to discuss your specific family law needs, please call 970-237-5694 (866-686-1410 toll free) or send us an email to arrange your consultation. We have offices in Fort Collins and Windsor, and serve clients throughout northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.