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Aurora, CO Family Law Attorneys

Elkus & Sisson attorneysWhen you’re faced with family legal matters, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and anxious. There’s a lot at stake—your money, your freedom, and your parenting rights. It’s hard to know what your next steps should be, what you can do to protect yourself, and what actions will put you in a worse position.

That’s why it’s important to work with the Aurora family lawyers at Elkus & Sisson. We built a strong and empathetic relationship with clients to empower them throughout their family law cases. From prenups and adoptions to divorces and court order modifications, we’re here to help.

Highly Experienced Family & Divorce Lawyers

Elkus & Sisson, P.C. are family attorneys located just a short 10 mile drive from Aurora, Colorado. Our address is 7100 E Belleview Avenue, Suite 101 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (open in Google Maps and see our reviews). Call us today at (303) 567-7981 or fill out a contact form and we will call you to schedule an appointment to discuss your divorce or other family law needs.

The Divorce Process in Colorado

Family Law Solutions in Aurora, CODivorce makes up the majority of family law cases. While divorce is never easy, having a strong legal advocate on your side can at least help you make the best choices for your future. The divorce process in Colorado is fairly straightforward, but a lot depends on how you and your spouse approach it. If you either agree on the important parts of your divorce or are willing to negotiate until you agree, you can save yourselves a lot of unnecessary time and struggle. The more you push to have issues settled in court, the more drawn-out this process may become.

The process begins when one or both parties file for divorce. When one party files, they must have the other person served—at that point, the 91-day counter begins. Your divorce cannot be finalized until the 91 days have passed, although it is rare for a divorce to be settled that quickly anyway. If both parties file the paperwork, the 91 days begin right away.

From there, both spouses meet with their attorneys to attend an initial status conference. The court outlines important dates for your case and important issues. By this time, both parties should have provided full financial disclosures to each other. This allows for a fair division of assets.

If necessary, there may be a temporary order hearing after the initial status conference. This allows the parties to work out temporary child custody, child support, and spousal support matters until the divorce is finalized.

Discovery may occur at this time if one or both sides have more information they need from the other party. If there are issues that the spouses have not yet agreed on after negotiations, the court will likely require mediation. This gives the spouses one more chance to come to an agreement themselves rather than letting the court decide.

If both parties come to an agreement on the important issues, the court will generally sign off on that agreement and dissolve the marriage. If the parties cannot agree, they must go to trial and allow the judge to make decisions. This can be time-consuming, expensive, and mentally draining. Finally, the court will grant the divorce.

Important Topics to Address in Your Aurora Divorce

Throughout your Aurora divorce, we’ll help you navigate important issues, including:

  • Division of assets and debts
  • Child custody (known in Colorado as parenting responsibilities)
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

The earlier you begin working with an Aurora divorce attorney, the sooner you can begin working through these issues. It all starts with knowing what you want. When you know what your ideal outcome is, you can decide where you want to hold firm, where there’s room for compromise, and which topics aren’t important to you at all. Having this information ahead of time makes it much easier to head into negotiations, rather than deciding it on the fly.

Other Family Law Issues

While much of our practice involves divorce and related issues, there are many other family law cases we handle. They include:

  • Adoption, including international, domestic, private, and foster adoptions
  • Grandparents’ rights
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, known as marital agreements
  • Modification of child support and child custody
  • Establishment of paternity
  • Enforcement of court orders

The Benefits of Working With Elkus & Sisson

When you choose Elkus & Sisson for your Aurora divorce or family law case, you get access to attorney Robert Pomper. His passion for family law shines through in his more than three decades of experience, split between Chicago and Colorado. Throughout his time practicing family law, he’s learned a lot about how people work, how family law struggles affect people, and what attorneys can do to better serve their clients during these challenging times. By putting communication first, he ensures that his clients feel heard and are actively involved in their own cases. We understand that there will be times when you feel panicked or uncertain about what’s next—and when those times come, we’ll be there to answer your call, provide the information and reassurance you need, and help prepare you for the next step.

Family law cases require an in-depth understanding of Colorado state law and how the court prefers to handle different situations. One of the benefits of working with a seasoned attorney is their knowledge of how judges are likely to interpret evidence and how that may affect their ruling. Whether you’re working through a messy divorce, a bitter custody battle, or negotiating a prenuptial agreement, this information can help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls in family court.

From beginning to end, you can rely on us to provide the information and advice you are looking for. No two family law cases are the same, and through an in-depth consultation, we’ll figure out what approach is best for yours.

Explore Your Legal Options—Contact Us Now

It’s time to contact Elkus & Sisson and discover how our Aurora family law team can help you with your current situation. During your consultation, you’ll get to explain your situation to us and ask any questions you may have about our services and approach. Get stated now by contacting us online or giving us a call at (303) 567-7981.