If you have to go through a divorce, do you want a lawyer who practices in several other areas or do you want a lawyer who truly understands family law? At Hogan Omidi, PC, our partner wrote the reference book on Colorado family law that the majority of lawyers, judges and others use. We know the law and we can explain exactly how it will affect you during and after your divorce.
Our law firm is one of the top family law firms in the state. We are well-known in Denver and throughout the region for handling complex property division and high net worth divorces. Our attorneys approach every case with sensitivity and compassion for your situation. We look at your unique circumstances and find the right solution. We strive to meet your goals and protect your interests and assets during a complicated and sometimes trying process.
How Divorce Will Affect You
Colorado is an equitable distribution state, meaning that property is divided fairly between spouses. But equitable does not always mean equal and there are many complicating factors, such as how to divide the house, a closely held business, retirement accounts, accumulated debts, as well as the issue of separate assets or a prenuptial agreement. You will need to set priorities for the give-and-take of a property settlement.
Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child, but you have a say in the specifics of the co-parenting arrangements. The state wants both parents to be involved in their children’s lives. Each parent has certain rights and responsibilities regarding his or her child, including financial support and a right to parenting time, but there is no cookie cutter approach.
Depending on the disparity between you and your spouse in current income and earning potential, spousal maintenance may also be an issue. For some high earners, the state guidelines may not apply. If you have minor children, child support will also have to be addressed. Parental income levels, the payment or receipt of spousal maintenance and the amount of parenting time each parent has will all affect the calculation of child support.
Savvy Counsel And Customized Solutions
Our attorneys will sit down with you and discuss your needs and goals for the outcome of your divorce. We will protect your important assets and find places you can compromise with your spouse. Every case is prepared for court because it is impossible to predict which cases might end up in court. Nevertheless, we find that negotiation is frequently the most productive way to resolve your case, and when we are thoroughly prepared, we can approach negotiations from the best possible position.
You have a few options regarding how we conduct your case. We offer a collaborative approach, in which you and your spouse and your respective attorneys agree to work together to come to a settlement without the need for litigation. We also use mediation or arbitration, where appropriate, to resolve potential sticking points.
We have extensive experience in handling contested divorces, where one spouse will not engage in good faith or a couple is unable to agree on major issues. We are aggressive litigators and will fight to get you a fair resolution.