Rio Blanco County, Colorado Divorce Lawyers
I take pride in getting to know about my clients and their lives, so the prosecution and courts don't just treat them like a number. I don't shuffle my clients off to younger associates. I personally handle all my cases. I am a zealous and passionate advocate for all my clients, many of whom stay in contact with me after their cases are completed.
After graduating college, I worked as an investigative reporting covering police and courts, including major criminal and civil cases...
- I am a true Colorado native. I was born, raised and educated in our great state and I am proud to work helping Coloradans with their unique legal needs. As an avid outdoors person, I love to camp, fish, and four-wheel.
- I am a true litigator. 90% of my career has been devoted to litigation practice. I have appeared and argued before many Colorado courts, including the Court of Appeals. I am just as comfortable in the courtroom as I am when I sit down to counsel my clients. I treat...
Fort Collins, CO 80527
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
It is very important to me to get to know my clients...
Chief Executive Officer & Senior Counsel
Brian Bagley, founder of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC in Longmont and Lakewood, Colorado, is a family law, criminal defense, and personal injury attorney, an 8 year member of the Longmont City Council, and the Mayor of Longmont, Colorado. Brian Bagley is resourceful and aggressive, fluent in Spanish, and determined to win for his clients.
Prior to law, Brian Bagley was the senior analyst that assisted Jim Collins in writing the New York Times Bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. Good to...
Stephanie has a passion for child advocacy and is listed on the judicial rosters in most Colorado jurisdictions as a Child and Family Investigator. Stephanie...
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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