Top Family Law Attorneys in Denver, CO
Epstein Patierno, LLP - Attorneys at Law
Denver: The Equitable Building, Suite 230, 730 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Greenwood Village: 6161 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 370, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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We can help you with every step of getting a divorce in Denver, CO. A divorce in Colorado is called "dissolution of marriage," which is commenced by the filing of a petition in the district court of the county where the parties reside.
Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP provides decades of experience to our clients in navigating one of the most challenging times of their lives - getting a divorce.
We are committed to working closely with our clients in order to achieve the best possible outcomes, including spousal support, child custody, dividing of assets, and every other detailed aspect of getting a divorce in Denver, CO.
If you are getting a divorce in Colorado, contact Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP. We are confident that you will choose our experienced divorce lawyers to handle your case.
Some married couples amass significant wealth throughout the duration of their marriage. A substantial portion of the divorce process will involve the division of this wealth. Whether in the form of investments, family-owned businesses, real-estate ownership or other highly valuable entities, you must ensure that your property and assets are divided in a way that protects you and your financial stability.
At Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP, our extensive experience working with high-asset individuals means that when faced with complex property and asset division, we can adeptly and effectively guide our clients toward favorable resolutions. Working together, we will work in a manner that protects your rights regarding:
Colorado courts will consider the "best interests of the child" in every Colorado divorce, legal separation, annulment, or paternity case involving children - to determine Colorado child custody and visitation (in Colorado the term is "parenting rights and responsibilities"). Family law for child custody in Colorado is "gender-neutral" between the mother and father, meaning that under Colorado child custody laws, each parent theoretically has an equal opportunity of obtaining primary residential responsibility.
However, the reality of parenting time in Colorado is still that mothers tend to win more "custody battles" than fathers, but the options and opportunities for fathers are more equal and getting better now more than ever before. The advantages mothers have are typically more a factor that they are more likely to have stayed at home or worked fewer hours than fathers. The younger the children are, the more likely it is that the children will spend a majority of the time with one parent, rather than equally.
We specialize in all areas of Child Custody, including:
In Colorado, spousal support is known as maintenance, the duration and amount of which depends upon a number of factors determined by statute. Similarly, child support issues are determined by statutory requirements. Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP understands the importance of developing and presenting evidence for negotiations and trial where maintenance and/or child support are critical issues.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction was enacted to provide an expeditious method for the return of children who have been wrongfully removed or retained back to their place of habitual residence. Our attorneys have knowledge and experience in state and federal court in Hague proceedings to address the complex issues raised by these unique cases.
We understand that assessing high net assets and marital property with complex business and money issues requires extensive experience. Certified business appraisers, forensic accountants, and other financial experts and professionals are critical in the determination, protection, and division of assets. The firm has a long history of effectively representing litigants in the division of large marital estates and various other complex financial matters.
Even if two parents never marry, there are times when these families are in need of court-ordered structure to identify parental responsibilities and shared parenting time in order to best meet the needs of their children. Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP has significant experience in these cases and the unique circumstances that they present.
Colorado has one of the best state judicial court systems in the nation. However, at times, parties can be dissatisfied or disagree with the results of a case that can have a lasting impact on families. Our attorneys have extensive experience in appellate work and understand the complexity and process of appeals. Our firm is able to provide a clear picture of the findings and relevant law, and, with our clients, can explore the possibility of pursuing an appeal.
Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP has years of experience in this unique area of law in representing parents, grandparents, and other caretakers who may have standing to intervene.
As of May 1, 2013, same-sex couples can enter into civil unions in Colorado. Although civil unions do not provide all of the same protections as marriage, they do provide numerous state-recognized legal protections for same-sex couples. Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP can assist you in planning your future together and securing your legal rights through pre-union agreements. We can also help clients navigate the challenges of dissolving a civil union.
Further, we have the knowledge and expertise to address issues relating to civil unions, same-sex marriages, and partnerships entered into in other jurisdictions or states, including how Colorado can recognize them or dissolve them.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers resolution to many issues without the need for the expense and delay of litigation. Please contact our office if you are interested in learning more about our mediation services.
Domestic violence, including physical abuse and harassment, is extremely dangerous for the victim as well as devastating on the well-being of families and children. These matters often need careful attention and timely action. While court intervention may be necessary, we also understand that these allegations may be brought as leverage in order to gain an unfair advantage. Our attorneys are highly skilled in recognizing and assisting the court in determining the actual circumstances.
Enforcement or modification of court orders may be necessary if the parties’ financial circumstances change or to serve the best interests of children. Post-decree cases can be some of the most challenging, and our attorneys have extensive experience in effectively representing our clients in post-decree matters.
Our talented attorneys provide years of litigation experience and have appeared in the trial and appellate courts throughout Colorado. While our attorneys have exceptional litigation skills, Family Law Practice, Epstein Patierno, LLP does not encourage litigation simply to litigate. We firmly believe in and encourage the fair settlement of cases that are to the advantage of our clients.