Divorce is no picnic, even in the most amicable of circumstances – when a petition for divorce gets filed, it’s tempting to let all of the facts and events of the entire length of your relationship bubble up to the surface, and it’s even more tempting to want to make sure the court hears all about every single one. But Colorado is a “no fault” state when it comes to divorce, which means that a lot of the facts and issues parties either want to use as the justification for everything they want out of their divorce simply aren’t relevant as far as the court’s concerned. But even irrelevant facts are still important to acknowledge because they go to the overall story of your case, and your story past, present, and future, will shape your case strategy.
So how do you determine which facts are relevant and which ones are not? That’s something we can help with. We make sure to get to know the history and facts of your case to help you identify and prioritize your concerns and your goals, to help shape your case strategy, and to make you feel validated in the legal process. Knowing your goals is the foundation to the compassionate, focused legal representation we provide. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the vitriol everyone’s come to expect from divorce, so let us use our creative skills and legal expertise to help formulate a strategy, in or out of the courtroom, that will not only help achieve your goals, but ultimately help eliminate the mindset of struggle to find calm and purposeful movement forward in your life, right through your darkest moments.
More importantly, having a sense of your goals will help you and your attorney develop a customized, thoughtful approach to balancing your short-term necessities with your long-term objectives. Goals in divorce can be as narrow and specific as who’s going to get the last few dollars that are sitting in the joint bank account or as broad as making sure you are setting yourself up for the greatest degree of financial and emotional independence possible for your circumstances. Many people going through divorce make the mistake of focusing only on external factors that can be easily measured, such as how much spousal maintenance they will receive or have to pay, the dollar value of the financial assets they will receive, or the possessions they will get to retain. While these objectives are certainly important, it is just as important, if not more so, to recognize and honor your internal objectives and overall wellness. Divorce can wreak havoc on everyone’s well-being, but having an attorney at your side who will acknowledge, respect, and pursue your inner, “intangible” goals just as strenuously as they fight for your material objectives can make all the difference in determining whether your divorce will ultimately make your life better or worse. Let us help you make it better.