Thanks to the easy availability of information on the internet, many Coloradans have embraced a do-it-yourself attitude. Why pay a professional when you can just go online and look up some step-by-step instructions? However, when it comes to resolving legal domestic issues, a DIY approach can be dangerous.
Unrepresented parties are held to the same standard as attorneys. That means people who choose to represent themselves are not afforded special treatment by the court and are expected to understand the applicable law and how it affects their case. Those who choose to represent themselves just to save some money are highly likely to make mistakes along the way, resulting in them having to pay an attorney to fix things later. To make matters even worse, even a seemingly simple mistake can lead to a court denying your request or establishing an incorrect order that all involved parties are bound by.
Do not gamble with something as important as the division of assets in a divorce, adopting a child when her parents can no longer care for her, or writing a will to make sure your family is taken care of when you are gone. Work with an experienced Colorado family law attorney to ensure that you meet your goals and avoid potential legal obstacles.
Vernon Ready has been practicing civil law with an emphasis on family law in Colorado since 2009. He has helped hundreds of clients make important legal decisions to protect their assets and loved ones, and he is always willing to meet with anyone who believes they might need the services of a Denver attorney.
So how do you know when you should call Attorney Ready? Read on to learn more about some of the most common situations that lead individuals like yourself to work with Mr. Ready.
Divorce does not always bring out the best in the parties involved. The dissolution of a marriage can be emotionally exhausting as well as challenging from a practical standpoint, as partners attempt to determine who to fairly divide their marital assets. The situation can get especially contentious when spouses share retirement benefits, own a business together, or need to determine custody of their children.
Unfortunately, if you let your divorce turn into a battle and try to take your spouse for all they are worth, both parties will ultimately end up losing as court and attorney fees build up. It does not have to be like that, though. Vernon Ready is a skilled mediator who believes that the divorce process should not have winners and losers but should instead help both parties reach a fair agreement. He has handled many complicated divorce cases and is especially interested in working with couples who own a business together and want to protect their business interests.
Mr. Ready is also available to assist with collaborative divorces. You might think that if you and your spouse are able to be civil and work together to divide your assets, you might not need a lawyer. However, no matter how well you and your spouse get along, you will still need to do some negotiating to reach a fair and equitable solution, and it is always a good idea to have a lawyer by your side as you go through this process.
As mentioned above, divorces can get complicated when spouses have children together. You will need to come up with a parenting plan that outlines how you and your former partner will share in making important decisions for your child, and you’ll need to work out a parenting schedule to determine how you will share custody. You understandably want what’s best for your child, so work with Vernon Ready to come up with a fair parenting schedule that will also benefit your son or daughter.
Attorney Ready can also assist if you need to modify existing parenting time or child support in the event that your circumstances or those of your ex-spouse have changed.
Deciding to adopt is a huge, life-changing decision. But once you have made that decision, you do not want it to be drawn out because of legal obstacles that you never anticipated. You can help streamline the adoption process and avoid these roadblocks by working with Attorney Ready. He is particularly interested and well-versed in kinship and step-parent adoption (which has its own special procedural allowances) but is available to assist you with any kind of adoption.
As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. While you might not want to think about a time when you won’t be there for your family, it is important to plan ahead so that you know your spouse, children, and other beneficiaries will be taken care of should anything happen to you. Vernon Ready is a skilled estate planning attorney who can help you create a will, living trust, or any other estate administration documents. He can provide counsel to help you minimize the taxes on your estate when possible and to ensure that your wishes are carried out the way you intend for them to be.
In most family law matters you will have one chance to get things right, so don’t damage that chance by going unrepresented. Contact the Law Office of Vernon Ready today by calling (303) 993-5512 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your first confidential consultation is free.