For many people going through divorce in Colorado and throughout the country, it’s difficult to look beyond the stress and immediate challenges at hand. Some people see the end of their marriage as a relief and are willing to do just about anything to see it end quickly. Others feel angry or slighted and want to draw out the proceedings to inflict as much emotional and financial pain as possible on their former spouse.
Just by considering these two examples from opposite ends of the spectrum, there’s no questioning that a lot of divorcing couples get caught up in the emotional maelstrom and are unable to clearly see how their actions today, can affect their lives tomorrow.
Taking The Long View During Divorce
At the Offices of Keane Law, LLC, we look to help our clients take the long view when entering into a divorce. But what does the long view mean? Essentially, it means considering how the decisions you make regarding your divorce will impact your life as you start to rebuild once the ink has dried on your divorce decree.
Sure, we need to address some immediate issues like dividing marital property and assets, determining if spousal support is a factor and protecting the best interests of any children involved in the divorce. But there are other layers to these issues beyond reaching a timely solution.
For example, is it better for you and your partner to sell your family home or opt to let your spouse stay in the house if he or she is going to take most of the parental responsibilities going forward? Depend on the circumstances, it may make sense for both of you to sell the home, split or otherwise divide the profits and move on. Or, your kids may be established in their school and the neighborhood and not want to leave the stability of their family home. It’s decisions like these that can have a lasting impact on you, your family and your financial well-being that are made that much easier by having the guidance and perspective of a family law attorney.
Our attorneys want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best possible decision. Instead of only offering one option, we look at all possible avenues, the potential pros and cons of a decision, provide our opinion, and then let you make the choice that you think best meets your needs and goals.
Experienced Counselors Helping You Look Toward Tomorrow
Whether we pursue collaborative divorce or other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies or even litigation, we surround you with the legal resources, strong support and committed representation you need to confidently handle immediate divorce issues as well as prepare for the future.