A marital settlement is outlined in a final divorce decree, which may be approved or even devised by the courts when couples can’t agree on the division of the marital property.
While working out a marital settlement can make otherwise friendly divorces quickly turn heated and embittered, having an experienced attorney on your side can make all of the difference in obtaining a successful resolution as soon as possible.
At Goldman Law, LLC, our Denver divorce attorney is skilled at helping divorcing couples work out favorable marital settlements as efficiently as possible so they can:
- Minimize the costs of their divorce
- Get on with their lives and look forward to their future.
Terms of a Marital Settlement
While marital settlements will clearly differ based on the specific financial circumstances of a couple, in general, the types of issues that these divorce agreements usually resolve and explain in detail include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- How the marital assets will be divided up between the partners
- How the marital debts will be divided up between the partners (It’s important for divorcing people to know that, just because the court may make one partner responsible for paying back a given debt as part of the marital settlement, both partners may actually still be legally on the hook for repayment. In other words, creditors may still be able to go after one partner for repayment of the debt when the other has defaulted on repaying this debt.)
- Whether one partner will be paying the other partner spousal maintenance payments
- The terms of any custody-related issues, including parenting time and child support payments, if the divorcing couple has children.
Modifying a Marital Settlement
Once a final divorce decree has been issued, it may be possible for one party to get the marital settlement modified as long as:
- Immediate action is taken – In fact, a person will generally have 30 days from the date of the final divorce decree by which to file an appeal to the marital settlement.
- There are valid grounds to request such an appeal – Specifically, there has to proof that a judge made a mistake (or somehow abused his power) and/or that any type of fraud or misrepresentation as involved in the case.
With modifications to a marital settlement, people should realize that these cases can be costly and very time-consuming and that, in some cases, there may be better options for resolving the issues at hand. Therefore, it’s always best to consult with an experienced attorney before you spend too much time, money and effort making the wrong legal moves.
Denver Divorce Lawyer at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are going through a divorce or need help modifying a marital settlement, the trusted Denver divorce attorney at Goldman Law, LLC is ready to stand up for your rights and help you resolve your dispute as favorably as possible. At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how contentious and distressing working out a marital settlement can be, and we also know how to fight for our clients’ in any legal setting to ensure they obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.
The bottom line is that our clients can always trust that, when they choose to work with Goldman Law, LLC, they will be able to resolve their case as beneficially and efficiently as possible so they can focus on their future.
To learn more about your rights and receive a professional case evaluation, contact us by calling (303) 656-9529 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout Colorado.