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Suzanne Griffiths

Littleton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. What Is the Difference between Marital and Separate Property?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Marital Property If a property is acquired by either spouse during the marriage, it is considered marital property unless it was acquired by way of gift, inheritance or excluded pursuant to a valid p

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  2. Can I Claim My Attorney’s Fees from My Spouse in the Divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Can I Claim My Attorney’s Fees from My Spouse in the Divorce? In Colorado, the Court may order your spouse to pay a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees. This decision is based on the financial sta

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  3. Should I obtain a Child and Family Investigator (CFI) in my case?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    What is a Child and Family Investigator? A Child and Family Investigator (CFI) may be appointed by the court in cases involving allocation of parenting time and parental responsibilities. The CFI’s

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  4. What is Mediation?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Mediation Defined Mediation is a process whereby a neutral, impartial third party, known as a mediator, facilitates communication between negotiating parties, which may enable the parties to reach a

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  5. How to Start the Divorce Process

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    The Divorce Process The process is the same whether filing for a legal separation or divorce. A “petition” and “summons” are filed at the court by one spouse, his/her attorney, or jointly by both sp

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  6. What is the Difference between an Uncontested Divorce and a Contested Divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Uncontested Divorce At least 90 days must have passed since the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was served. If there are no disputed matters the court will usually approve an agreement between t

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  7. What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Mediation A third person who is trained as a mediator may assist the parties involved in reaching an agreement. Mediators do not make decisions for you nor do they side with one party of the other.

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  8. What Documents Do I Need to Provide to My Spouse in a Colorado Divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Financial Statement You need to provide a Sworn Financial Statement. This includes a complete summary of your income and expenses as well as all your assets and liabilities. Income Tax Returns You ne

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  9. What Are Temporary Orders?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    When do you need Temporary Orders? If your spouse is being physically abusive to you or to the children, refuses to provide reasonable support, or refuses to permit reasonable parenting time, the Cou

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  10. Am I allowed to date after I file for divorce?

    Written by attorney Suzanne Griffiths, over 4 years ago.

    Colorado is a no fault state You are free to date at any time. However discretion is advised especially with regard to introducing the children to new partners. While the law allows you to date new p

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