Hiring A Divorce Lawyer In Colorado
The decision to hire a divorce attorney can be difficult, emotionally and financially. Many couples choose to represent themselves. Often, they make their own legal decisions until they run into problems. In these circumstances, they may end up turning to lawyers to help resolve problems that could have been avoided had they received legal counsel in the beginning.
Before you determine whether you need an attorney for your particular circumstances, consult with an attorney. Seeing an attorney does not require that you hire an attorney. It means acquiring the information you need to make informed decisions about your situation. When you are informed, you are empowered. In a divorce, what you don't know may hurt you and cost you dearly.
Beware Of The Free Initial Consultation
Some people try to collect information about their divorces by scheduling free consultations with attorneys. However, the free initial consultation isn't as helpful as it's advertised to be. When a lawyer offers a free initial consultation, it generally lasts only 10 to 15 minutes and doesn't allow sufficient time to have questions answered or even to identify all of the issues. It certainly isn't enough time to formulate a course of action or let you determine if the attorney is a good fit for you.
A consultation must be long enough for an attorney to tease out all the issues of your case. Often, nuances in the law and what actually constitutes property - for example, appreciation in the remainder interest in a trust - can be completely missed in a short, brief consultation.
At our Littleton office in Jefferson County, we set aside plenty of time to talk with our clients about their situations. When you schedule a consultation with us, we will help you understand how the law may affect you and which course of action is best. We will be honest with you about your situation. The truth may be that you do not need an attorney to handle your family law matter. If this is the case, you will leave with the information necessary to proceed.
You may not choose to act right away after meeting with us. You may want to wait for a year or longer. The knowledge is yours to keep, however, and there's no obligation to hire us. We will be here when you need us.
Do you have to have an attorney to get a divorce? No, but having an attorney may prevent you from making huge mistakes that may cost you far more to correct, if they can be fixed at all. Call us at 303-463-6302 or complete our online contact form. We have an office located in Jefferson County in Littleton, Colorado, serving the Denver metro area, as well as satellites office in Steamboat Springs (Routt County) and Craig Moffat County).