Its hard to find the right family law attorney when caught up in a recent separation. There are definitely more pressing issues to deal with: finding a place to live, making time for your kids, and struggling to keep up with new household expenses. You will be surprised to discovery how much basic information you as a client can glean with one free phone call. If there is a legitimate need for an in-depth consultation, that can always be arranged. Hopefully I can be of some help to you here in the metro Denver area. In my opinion, any party to a divorce or separation has to prioritize their considerations as follows:
Kids come first! All other financial considerations should be structured around first trying to reach a parenting plan that is in the child(ren)’s best interests. How to divide the parenting time? Who makes what decisions for the children? How much will child support cost?
All other financial considerations, including division of real property and debt as well as considerations of spousal maintenance (alimony) will all then begin to fall into place naturally.
For example, did you know that the amount payable in alimony is reduced based on how much child support? The court might also make property decisions (like who should live in the house) based on the primary interests of the children with the goal of giving them the most stability.