Navigating family matters can be complex and highly emotional. However, you do not have to go through this stressful experience on your own. Working with a caring and experienced family law attorney can give you the clarity and reassurance you need to move forward with greater confidence. At the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, we are committed to helping individuals and families resolve their disputes as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Whether you need an attorney to represent you at court hearings, negotiate with a spouse or former partner, or draft documents for the court regarding custody, property, and finances, we are here to help.
The Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, has decades of combined experience handling a wide variety of legal issues, including many areas of family law, and can help guide you through a frustrating and complicated process. Whether you are getting a divorce, struggling with a paternity dispute, engaged in a custody battle, or involved in another family-related legal proceeding, our skilled and attentive legal team can help. We will work closely with you to serve and protect the best interests of you and your family.
At the Law Offices of Clifton Black, PC, we offer trusted and effective legal guidance regarding any number of family law issues. We can support you with matters involving divorce, child support, child custody, parenting time modifications, child relocation, enforcement of orders, protection orders, spousal support, and more. Whatever your specific circumstances may be, you can trust that we have the experience, skill, and compassion necessary to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Divorces can be contentious and stressful. You may be concerned about being able to see your kids or worried about the division of assets . Property and parenting concerns are some of the many issues that must be decided during a divorce, and an experienced family law attorney is essential in navigating the court process.
Some couples who can compromise on divorce-related issues might qualify for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one in which you create an agreement regarding the rights and obligations of each party. In many cases, however, there will be one or more areas of dispute between spouses. A court hearing is typically required to resolve matters through a contested divorce.
In both contested and uncontested divorce cases, parties will generally need to address two key issues: Property division and spousal support (i.e., alimony). In addition, parents going through a Colorado divorce must also address child support and child custody matters. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how we can support you through the divorce process.
Child custody is often the most contentious and emotional issue for separating parents. The commonly-used terms “custody” and “visitation” have been replaced in the Colorado statutes and are now referred to as “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time.”
Both parents have rights and responsibilities to their minor children, and these matters are central in a divorce case involving children. For unmarried parents, parental responsibility becomes an issue once paternity has been officially established. Absent of violence or other misconduct, courts typically favor a co-parenting arrangement in which the allocation of parental responsibilities is generally equal. Both parties will need to participate in important decision-making regarding how to raise the child. Additionally, the child will primarily reside with one parent for convenience and logistical purposes, and the other parent has the right to exercise parenting time.
In making determinations on child custody and visitation, Colorado applies the child’s best interest’s standard. Essentially, the court strives to ensure that the child enjoys the most stable and secure support system possible. We are here to help you negotiate and establish an equitable child custody agreement that allows your child to grow and thrive.
Divorced or separated couples usually worry about how a child will be financially supported. Those seeking child support may be concerned about getting enough money to provide for the child, and those having to pay may be panicking about how they will afford it. The amount of the payment is calculated using a complicated formula that can be overwhelming to look at, but our skilled family law attorneys can answer any questions you may have. We can also help you seek a modification to an existing order or hold the other parent responsible for failing to pay you the child support owed to you.
Guiding You Through Other Family Law Matters
In addition to the above services, our experienced legal team can assist you with matters including alimony, protection orders, modifications, relocations, the enforcement of court orders, and more. Whether our approach includes resolution by agreement, mediation, or taking the matter before the family court, you can trust that we will answer your questions, address your concerns, and advocate passionately on your behalf.