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Littleton Divorce Attorney

Littleton Divorce Attorney

Littleton Divorce Attorney

The divorce process is a trying time for anyone, with the potential to encounter emotional and legal stumbling blocks at every step, from filing or responding to the initial petition to signing the final decree.

A divorce attorney in Littleton from Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. can help you through every aspect of your Colorado divorce, including filing the petition, negotiating settlement decisions for child custody, the division of marital assets, and decisions on spousal support.

Contact the Littleton divorce lawyer at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. today so we can begin protecting your best interests today.

Why Choose Us for Your Divorce Lawyers in Littleton, Colorado?

Ciancio Ciancio Brown P.C. is a team of highly experienced lawyers, most with 20 or more years of experience in Colorado divorce law.

Founding attorney, Cynthia Ciancio, has practiced law since 1999, with a track record of satisfied clients. Our team has a positive reputation in the Littleton community and surrounding area as well as with the state’s bar association.

We provide the following advantages in your Colorado divorce case:

  • A reputation that includes recognition by Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
  • Attorneys who don’t take a cookie-cutter approach to divorces but tailor unique strategies for every client to achieve the goals that matter most to them
  • A resolution-oriented approach that always seeks first to resolve contentious issues with a settlement agreement to avoid court without ever compromising our client’s best interests

Choose the experienced trial attorneys at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. who are more than prepared to defend your rights in court when a settlement agreement isn’t possible.

Types of Divorces in Colorado

Depending on the circumstances of the marital breakup, divorcing spouses may be able to choose the type of divorce that’s appropriate for them.

If they are able to communicate and compromise, they may choose an uncontested divorce through a mutually agreeable settlement agreement between themselves and their attorneys.

This avoids divorce court completely. If they cannot compromise on one or more specific divorce terms, the case becomes a contested divorce with both sides presenting arguments in court for a judge to decide.

Some spouses choose a collaborative divorce, where they agree to work out disputes between themselves through a series of meetings with their attorneys and a mediator to avoid court.

Avoiding court is always the most favorable option, saving money, time, and adversarial feelings. However, at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. we understand that sometimes compromise isn’t possible or advisable, making court litigation the only way forward.

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Divorce Cases Our Firm Handles

At our law firm, our attorneys handle many different types of divorce cases with the utmost expertise. Below is a list of the types of divorce cases we take on.

  • Division of marital assets
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • High-Asset Divorce
  • Civil unions
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Modification of existing orders for child custody/child support/spousal support
  • Adoption
  • Parental rights
  • Relocation

If type of divorce you’re looking for is not in the list, give us a call and we would be more than happy to determine the course of action that is best for you. We offer unbundled services by the hour for clients seeking help with a specific legal issue or process tailored to your specific needs.

Is Colorado a 50/50 Divorce State?

Colorado is a marital property state requiring the “fair and equitable” division of marital assets. Divorcing spouses must divide their property in a way they agree—or a judge decides—is fair and equitable if not exactly 50/50.

This requires each spouse to make full financial disclosures of their separate and marital assets. Separate assets are those not subject to division because they belonged to one spouse before the marriage, were gifted to one spouse alone during the marriage, or were inherited by one spouse during the marriage.

These assets don’t require division or distribution to the other spouse. Joint assets are any property or accounts accumulated during the marriage. The spouses must divide these fairly. Joint assets typically include the following:

  • The marital home and any other real estate properties
  • All bank accounts, investment accounts, and retirement accounts, regardless of whose name is on the account
  • Vehicles, boats, and RVs
  • Artwork, antiques, collectibles, and valuables
  • Houseware, appliances, furniture, and electronics

A skilled attorney from Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. can guide you through the division of marital assets with creative solutions or defend your best interests in court.

Colorado Child Custody & Support Laws

The Littleton divorce lawyers at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., are deeply familiar with Colorado’s child custody and child support laws, including the state’s standard of making all decisions in a child’s best interests and the rebuttable presumption that continued close contact with both parents is what is in a child’s best interest.

In the state of Colorado, there’s no such thing as joint custody or sole custody. Instead, the state uses the term “parental responsibility” instead of child custody. What this means is that joint parental responsibility is given to both parents in a divorce.

Additionally, the child custody process in Colorado begins with one parent filing a petition to allocate parental responsibilities with the appropriate district court, and then both parents are required to attend a mandatory mediation session to agree on responsibilites, as this is also known as coming up with a parenting plan. If both parents come to an agreement on the parenting plan, it will be submitted to the court, and if it is approved, the parenting plan becomes a part of the court order.

We help our clients navigate the state’s requirements while upholding their desired outcomes as our highest priority. We also have an in-depth understanding of Colorado’s Income Shares Model for determining child support so you’ll know what to expect in your unique divorce case.

Get In Touch With A Littleton Divorce Attorney Today

No one knows divorce law in Colorado like the experienced lawyers at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. We’re ready to take on your case with creative team solutions and the individual attention of a lawyer dedicated to your unique divorce case. Give us a call at (303) 451-0300 or contact us today if you need assistance with getting a divorce.

If divorce has become inevitable in your future, contact our Littleton divorce attorney today to set up a consultation.