We know that you want what is best for everyone involved in a dispute or court-related issue. However, it can be hard to work with other parties in family cases, especially if it involves your ex and their attorney. Call a family law attorney for help. Michael has years of experience helping people with divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and other matters.
Michael has worked closely with families to make agreements that benefit everyone involved. When it’s impossible to find mutual ground, he is not afraid to take your case to court. He knows the mediators, judges, and court staff who handle cases like yours. Michael can advise you, make sure you understand what is happening throughout, and fight to protect your family.
It’s essential to work with a lawyer who is familiar with all areas of family law. For example, a simple divorce can turn into a fight over custody, assets, or support. Don’t be surprised when your ex finds an aggressive attorney and begins disputing everything. Be prepared and hire Denver family attorney Michael Fayard.
Divorce cases may be contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse agree about separating assets, debt, and other issues, then you should be able to make an agreement and get it approved. But, if there is anything in dispute, you may be facing a battle. Don’t go it alone.
Child custody may be handled in a divorce or between unmarried individuals. You may even want to modify a previous order. A Parenting Plan is an excellent way to consider everyone’s needs. However, the court can decide if you can’t agree. A lawyer ensures your child’s best interests are recognized.
Sometimes an emergency custody order is necessary to get a child out of a dangerous situation or to put them in better circumstances. If you need an emergency custody order, possibly due to domestic violence, it’s your responsibility to prove why. Your attorney can help, so things happen quickly.
Domestic violence and child abuse are rampant, and it can be hard to get out of the cycle. Don’t deal with it alone. Michael will compassionately listen and guide you through the process of escaping harm by getting a protective order or taking other legal action if necessary.
Both parents are financially responsible for their children. The parent that spends the least amount of time typically pays child support to the one with primary custody. Although Colorado has Child Support Guidelines, there may be exceptions. Discuss your specific situation with a family lawyer.
Adding to your family should be a happy time, but it gets complicated. If anyone is challenging the adoption, such as a biological parent, you may need to make a case that shows adoption is in the child’s best interests. There is also a lot of paperwork and hoops to jump through. Having a dedicated lawyer helps moves adoptions along more efficiently.
Anyone over 21 may be a legal guardian of an adult or minor when such an action becomes necessary. Suppose a child’s parents are no longer able to care for them, or an adult becomes physically or mentally unable to make decisions for themselves. In that case, legal guardianship may be a solution.
If you are facing a divorce or dissolution of your marriage in Denver, there are several things you need to know. By understanding the relevant laws, you can successfully end your marriage and reduce the time and stress involved.
To get a divorce in Colorado, all of the following must be met:
During a divorce, you have to determine property division, debt allocation, alimony (spousal support), and issues regarding your children. Even when you and ex disagree, the court will consider your wishes. You have a right to explain to the court why you think your assets, debts, and other issues should be allocated as you want them to be.
A lawyer can gather information to support your case and present a compelling argument in your favor. Don’t miss out on what you deserve when a marriage is over.
All divorce and family law cases start and end in the Denver County District Court/2nd Judicial District.
The court is located at 1437 Bannock St., Room 256, Denver CO 80202. The Domestic Clerk’s Office can be reached at (303) 606-2300.
If you want to file a divorce or are served with a summons in another family law matter, contact Michael Fayard right away. It’s better to be represented than go to court alone.
Michael represented a client that sought to have child support increased from her former husband that had a substantial increase in his income, which he hid from the court during the proceedings. He filed a motion of modification of child support and I was able to increase the client’s monthly child support by 60%. Case completed within one month of being retained.
Michael represented a client that sought an uncontested divorce from her husband. He was able to facilitate the divorce action and get the process completed and the couple divorced within 4 weeks and without the client appearing in court at all.
Dealing with children after a divorce or separation can get messy. You need to establish child custody and get a support order. Although there are forms to help, you risk missing deadlines and not filling them out correctly if you don’t work with an experienced family attorney like Michael Fayard.
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Colorado child custody is split into two categories:
It is common for one parent to have primary physical custody while both parents share legal custody. The court generally wants parents to work together to do what is best for the child in all areas.
When establishing an amount of child support, the court usually begins with Colorado’s Child Support Guidelines. However, there may be deviations depending on the need and abilities of the parents. In all, the court considers the following when establishing child support:
Every case is different, which is why attorney Fayard gets to know you and your situation. He will review the facts and gather information from all parties involved, including any children. He may be able to help you reach an agreement with the other person or negotiate the best situation in your case.
It’s not always possible to get everything in a family law matter, but Michael will work tirelessly to get everything you need and deserve. As your family law attorney, he’ll be focused on the best outcome possible from the beginning. And he’ll always be honest about your options.