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Ethical Family Law Attorney Guides Denver County Residents Through Difficult Issues

Trusted guidance on divorce, child custody, adoption, and marital agreements in Colorado

Family law matters require counsel that is both experienced and compassionate. My firm, Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC, has provided Colorado families with strong legal support on a variety of sensitive issues for more than 30 years. Through hard work and dedication, I help my clients achieve the best possible outcome in legal matters that will affect the rest of their lives. Whether you need divorce representation, assistance drafting a property division agreement, or information on adoption in Colorado, I provide you with step-by-step guidance until your case is resolved.

Understanding lawyer advocates for the rights of divorcing spouses

Whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, it is in your best interests to hire an experienced attorney. I help you understand the grounds for divorce in Colorado, obtain the necessary forms, and ensure your paperwork is properly filled out for filing.

If you and your spouse cannot agree on how to divide your assets and property, the court will intervene. Having handled countless divorce proceedings throughout the state, I understand the division process and work diligently to protect your assets and property. Should settlement negotiations fail due to disagreements over property division, alimony, or child support, I am fully committed to resolving your case through fierce litigation.

Compassionate attorney protects childrens interests in custody and visitation matters

Concerns over child custody and visitation can turn an otherwise amicable divorce into a prolonged courtroom battle. In Colorado, the court favors a joint custody agreement so long as it is in the best interests of the child. My goal is to help you and your spouse come to a mutually beneficial agreement that preserves the health and well-being of your children. However, if you and your spouse cannot agree on a custody plan, I will press to ensure your parental rights are upheld and your children protected until your case is fairly resolved.

Assistance drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Contrary to popular opinion, marital agreements are not just for the wealthy. All couples can benefit from having a sound prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place so that they are protected in the event of a breakup. Drawing on my decades of experience in divorce law, I assist you in drafting a comprehensive agreement that covers:

  • How property prior to your marriage can be divided
  • How property acquired during the marriage is to be divided
  • How income and earnings are treated during the marriage
  • Determining or waiving alimony in the event of a divorce
  • Payment of attorney fees in the event of a legal separation or divorce
  • How property is to be handled if one spouse dies

When appropriate and effective, marital agreements can strengthen a relationship. I work closely with you and your spouse to ensure your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement accurately reflects your wishes.

Knowledgeable advice on the adoption process in Colorado

Making the decision to adopt can bring an unparalleled level of joy into your life. However, without knowledgeable legal counsel, the adoption process can be complicated and stressful. I am able to draw on more than three decades of experience helping families with newborn adoptions, adult adoptions, kinship adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and third-party adoptions through various methods:

  • A private adoption, contracting with a birth mother to adopt her newborn
  • An agency-assisted adoption of a child under the age of 18
  • International adoption, which requires re-adoption in the United States, following adoption in a foreign court

If you are considering adoption, I offer a free consultation so you understand what the process may entail. I look forward to helping you expand your family here in Colorado.

Contact an experienced family law attorney in Denver county today

Karin Johnson Chatfield LLC provides Colorado residents with sympathetic and comprehensive family law counsel. Call 720-386-5511 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation at my Denver office.

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  • Denver Office
    1374 South Vine Street
    Denver, Colorado 80210
    Phone: 303-777-3899
    Fax: 303-777-0155