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Do I Need A Lawyer For A Divorce In Colorado?

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Whether to hire a lawyer when getting divorced in Colorado is one of the most important decisions you can make. Even if the situation with your spouse seems to be friendly or noncontested, it is always smart to at least meet with an attorney so you have a true and accurate understanding of what your rights and obligations are when dissolving your marriage. Once a divorce is final, there are many things that either cannot be changed or are difficult to change. Knowing what you are getting yourself into could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars and significant distress in the long run. Whether to formally hire an attorney to represent you depends completely on your level of comfort. Divorce lawyers have very specific expertise and knowledge in the domestic law arena. We know what the laws are, what questions to ask, and how to be strategic and maximize our client's position, especially when there are children involved or property is at stake. Also important is your potential lawyer's relationship with other professionals who can help you. A lawyer knows when to involve a certified public accountant, financial planner, real estate expert, forensic accountant, child and family investigator or any other person who may assist us in making significant decisions that will have an impact on the rest of your life. The cost of not involving an attorney has the potential for being far greater than choosing not to make the investment in, at least, conferring with counsel.   

Answered 02/05/2014

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