Rio Blanco County, Colorado Divorce Lawyers
Elle Byram earned her law degree at the University of California Davis, School of Law. She also earned her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a Masters in clinical psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. Elle has a broad background, enabling her to serve the legal needs of a variety of clients. Elle worked at large and small law firms practicing in both litigation and corporate work. She also has worked as in...
After graduating, Courtney worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Eagle, Colorado, prosecuting traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases. During her time with the District Attorney’s Office, Courtney acted as the prosecutorial representative on the local Access to Justice Committee as well as the...
Being a lawyer was in her blood. Her father was one of the first attorneys in Vail and Eagle County. Kristen’s grandfather was also an attorney in Missouri and he was affectionately known as the ”Bootheel Boss.” Kristen went to college at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a double major in...
Todd regularly volunteers at Boulder County Legal Services Pro Se Clinics and has been recognized for his legal contributions there and the Women’s Crisis Center. In 2013 and 2014, Todd was honored as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star (only 2.5% of Attorneys in Colorado are selected as Rising Stars).Todd received his B.S. from Michigan Technological University...
Attorney James Frazier has experience with family and criminal law matters ranging from allocation of parental responsibility to first degree murder. That experience is the result of James Frazier's hard work and extensive knowledge about Colorado's state courts.
James feels privileged to apply his legal acumen to...
Rio Blanco County Divorce Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Garfield Legal Services, Inc.
Glenwood Springs, CO
If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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