Experienced Fort Collins Divorce Lawyers
Ending your marriage will likely be one of the most difficult decisions you will make in your life. At the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith, we will help guide you through the Colorado divorce process, making sure your transition to the next chapter of your life goes as smoothly as possible.
Helping You Make A Smooth Transition To The Next Chapter In Your Life
Based in Fort Collins and Greeley, we offer Colorado residents the benefits of over a decade of family law experience. Our legal advice and representation encompass all types of divorces, including:
- Simple, uncontested divorce
- Military divorce
- High-conflict contested divorce
- Collaborative divorce
- High-asset divorce
- Grey divorce
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state. Unlike fault-based states, which may require a spouse to prove wrongdoing in a marriage in order to obtain a divorce, the only thing a spouse must show in Colorado is that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Divorce With Your Long-Term Interests In Mind
For many of our clients at the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith, divorce creates a whirlwind of strong emotions and practical issues to sort out. We recognize the emotional and financial challenges you are facing. Our Larimer County and Weld County divorce attorneys can assist you with:
- Property division, including real estate, vehicles and bank accounts
- Protecting your 401K and other retirement accounts
- Property division for owners of professional practices and other types of businesses
- Spousal maintenance or alimony
- Child custody and visitation (parenting time)
- Child support, including modifications and enforcement
We understand that every client’s needs are different. When you consult our firm, Sam H. Smith will meet with you during friendly and private consultations to learn about your case and address any concerns you have. He is committed to helping you take legal steps that will serve your best interests now and in the future.
How Can You Protect Your Rights During A Divorce In Colorado?
The absolute best way to protect your rights when you are going through a divorce is to seek early legal counsel. Do not make any rash decisions, promises or agreements without speaking to an attorney about your situation first.
A divorce attorney can help you understand your rights regarding property division, who is responsible for marital debts, any spousal support issues, custody of any minor children, insurance issues and child support. A clear understanding of your options will make informed decisions much easier.
How Do You Choose The Right Divorce Attorney?
Every divorce is unique. To choose the right Forth Collins, Colorado, divorce lawyer, consider their experience, special areas of legal focus, overall approach to family law situations, client reviews and communication style.
Most of the time, you can determine whether an attorney is the right fit for your needs during your initial free consultation. At the Law Offices of Shawn H. Smith, we take an optimistic approach that prioritizes solutions that are best for our client and their entire family. While we are not averse to litigation, we aim for a negotiated divorce whenever possible.
What Kind Of Support Can You Expect Our Greeley And Fort Collins Law Firm?
We cannot speak for every Fort Collins, Colorado, divorce lawyer, but we believe in taking a tailored approach to each of our clients. Attorney Shawn H. Smith will work hard to understand your fears and concerns. He will then help you define your divorce priorities and work toward your goals.
You can also generally expect your divorce attorney to be a huge source of support as you face the emotional challenges that go along with the end of your marriage. Attorney Smith can offer invaluable, objective guidance and comfort throughout the process.