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Experienced Guidance During Your Colorado Divorce

Passionate support from a Fort Collins divorce lawyer

The decision to file for divorce is a monumental one. Your entire life is about to change, and you are probably feeling overwhelmed and confused. A trustworthy and compassionate attorney can help ease the burden of the legal process. At Shufflebarger Law Office, P.C., we are dedicated to providing our clients with the personalized service and detailed advice you need during this difficult time. We have an extensive understanding of Colorado family law, and we leverage that knowledge to help you. Over our years of service, we have gained a reputation in our community for cost-effective and responsive service.

Handling all divorce-related details

Separating from your spouse is complicated and involves many issues. At our firm, we are prepared to help you with matters relating to:

  • Child custody and visitation. Colorado courts make custody and visitation decisions based on what is deemed to be in the best interests of the child. If possible, joint custody will be awarded so that the child can still have a relationship with both parents.
  • Child support. Every parent has an obligation to financially support their children after a divorce. The amount of child support required is determined by each parent’s income, how much time each parent spends with the child and the needs of the child.
  • Spousal support. Also called alimony or maintenance, spousal support is paid by the primary earner to the dependent spouse after a divorce. The court factors in the length of a marriage, the standard of living during the marriage, the income of both spouses and the ability of the dependent spouse to seek education or employment.
  • Property division. Because Colorado is an equitable distribution state, marital property, including the marital home, is divided fairly but not necessarily equally. Marital property is any property or income that either spouse acquired during the marriage. Separate property, which is not subject to division, is any assets that either spouse acquired before marriage or by inheritance.
  • Division of marital debts. Like with property, any debts acquired during a marriage are considered shared, and therefore become the responsibility of both parties during a divorce. Debts will be divided equitably.

There are many different issues that can arise during a divorce, and our law firm has the necessary experience and skill to help you through every challenge.

Schedule an initial consultation with a knowledgeable divorce attorney in Fort Collins

If you are going through a divorce in Colorado, turn to Shufflebarger Law Office, P.C. Call us today at 970-232-9732 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Our office is located in Fort Collins, only two blocks from the Larimer County Courthouse. We serve clients in Larimer and Weld counties.

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