Probate is the process where a person's estate and assets are verified and distributed after they have passed away. It is handled in the Jefferson County probate court and the chosen executor of the estate is tasked with carrying out either the court orders or the wishes of the deceased. There are many myths and misinformation floating around regarding probate in Colorado. Let's answer some of the frequently asked questions about probate.
Divorce in Golden and Jefferson County means significant life changes, not only for you and your former spouse, but also for your children. It's easy to get caught up in the process, focusing on everything that needs to be done. It's important that during this transition and going forward, you have discussions with your children about divorce and how these changes are going to affect their lives. Your kids' feelings and emotional well-being should be of the highest priority. Not addressing this life event can have a negative impact on them, which no one wants.
Prenuptial agreements or pre-nups can be a very hard topic to bring up, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't bring it up to avoid an uncomfortable conversation. Prenuptial agreements have many benefits, to both parties actually, but they seem to have a bad rap. There is an assumption that when you ask for a prenup, you don't have faith that the marriage will work out. This is why you need to be strategic when bringing up the idea to get your future spouse on board because you can't force anyone to sign a prenuptial agreement.
Any good family law attorney in Wheat Ridge and Arvada will tell you that it's important to make sure you are completely comfortable before hiring them. Sometimes, people are in a hurry or don't see the value in meeting with multiple attorneys. Now, you may meet with a family law attorney and just know that they are the right one for you - in fact, we hope that is the case when you speak with someone at our firm! But, even if that's the case, there are important questions you should ask before retaining a Jefferson County divorce or child custody lawyer.
If there are contested issues in your Wheat Ridge divorce or child custody case, then your case will be set for hearing in front of a Jefferson County Court family law judge. Often, our clients have never been to any official court proceedings where they will need to testify, so they want to know what types of questions to expect. Here, we will discuss some of the questions you may be asked at your hearing, depending on the contested issues. For a more comprehensive list, you should contact an experienced family law attorney who can fully prepare you for your upcoming hearing.