Even contemplating divorce can be fraught with emotion and stress. Though circumstances or emotion may prompt you to file for a divorce or start child custody proceedings right away, it is advisable that you first step back, look at the big picture, and being to strategize. How you begin your action — whether it is informing your spouse that you want a divorce, or letting your child’s co-parent that you want your custody arrangement changed — your goal is best served by taking time to think things through, preferably with an experienced attorney. Highly contentious or ill-informed battles often do more harm in the long run, especially when there are children involved.
The decision to divorce a spouse is often just the first step in a complicated, multi-step process. You will need to decide everything from property allocation to custody issues, visitation, alimony, and child support. Speak with an experienced Denver divorce lawyer prior to even approaching either divorce or child custody changes with anyone. Part of knowing how to approach a charged situation and potentially difficult conversation where your emotions are at stake is to speak with an informed, objective outsider, to clarify what you want, what you feel you can compromise, and what steps will need to be taken. Work with an experienced attorney with a solid background in family and divorce law to help place you in the best position to ensure your interests are protected.