At Tirey O’Neil,LLC, our legal and mediation services are centered on achieving positive legal outcomes through non-adversarial means, whenever possible.  As attorneys and trained litigators, we know how to win in court. But where families are involved, often times if the goal is to “win”, then everyone loses. In a divorce, the assets need to be untangled, but the relationship, whether through children, relatives or mutual friends, will likely continue in some form. We will help you obtain your fair share of the family assets and help you restructure your relationship with your spouse so that you have a long-term co-parenting plan that works. In appropriate cases, we recommend a collaborative approach and/or mediation in order to minimize costs and avoid the emotional damage caused by litigation. When a collaborative divorce or mediation is not appropriate, we will zealously represent you in reaching settlement on as many issues as possible without court intervention, leaving litigation only as last resort.

Comprehensive Family Law Services

Divorce: Let’s be honest, divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Even if you are the original party seeking divorce, the process is stressful and emotionally challenging. When you retain an attorney from Tirey O’Neil, LLC , we take the time to listen to and discuss all of your concerns. After careful analysis of your case, we inform you of potential outcomes as well as the best options for moving forward. Our main objective is to help you make informed legal decisions which lead to achieving your goals outside the courtroom, with as little emotional damage as possible. Keep in mind that if you have children, the relationship with your spouse may change, but you will still have to maintain an effective co-parenting relationship. We will work with you to restructure your family, with the goal of developing a working family model that serves the best interest of your children and helps you look to a brighter future for yourself and your family.

Collaborative Divorce:   In order to avoid the cost and emotional damage of litigation, you and your spouse may want to consider a collaborative divorce. The collaborative model does not involve litigation or other court intervention. Instead, each spouse retains a separate collaboratively-trained attorney who provides confidential legal advice. The attorneys work with their clients, and other neutral experts on an as-needed basis, to reach agreements regarding separation of marital property and a parenting plan in order to create a post-divorce family structure that works for all parties.

Divorce Mediation: Divorce Mediation is a process that allows you and your spouse to sit down in a safe neutral environment and, with the help of a mediator, discuss and reach agreement on issues in your divorce. You and your spouse will explore options and come to your own agreements, without court intervention. Our firm offers interest-based mediation that works toward helping you and your spouse identify your needs and come to an amicable agreement regarding the separation of property and parenting issues. Once an agreement is reached, we will be responsible to write up your agreements for signing. As Mediators, we would not act as the attorney for either you or your spouse. In fact, we will recommend that you and your spouse seek separate legal counsel before signing any final mediated agreement.

Parenting Time and Decision-Making Responsibilities: Issues of parenting time and decision-making responsibilities are some of the most difficult matters to address during a divorce. We take a rational approach to advising our clients on parenting time issues. In cases that do not involve abuse, it is highly important for children to have access to both parents and to have both parents actively involved in the children’s lives.  We provide our clients with creative and ethical legal strategies, aimed at achieving positive results for them and their children.

Maintenance: In the State of Colorado, the laws regarding maintenance are complex and take into account a number of factors, including length of the marriage, current salaries of both spouses and future earning potential. We help clients understand their rights under the maintenance law and work to ensure they obtain favorable results.

Modification of Prior Orders: Many times, after a divorce is finalized, significant life changes will cause one party to seek a modification of the final order regarding such issues as child support, maintenance, parenting time and decision-making responsibilities. We will help you work through the process of initiating or defending modification requests to reach agreements that are in the best interest of you and your family.

Common Law Marriages: When looking at issues of divorce, Colorado is one of the few remaining states that treats common law marriages in the same manner as formal marriages. We will help you assess whether your situation qualifies as a common law marriage, and if so, advocate for a fair settlement of all marriage issues.

Grandparents’ Rights: In certain circumstances, grandparents have the right to ask for parenting time and/or decision-making responsibilities of their grandchildren. If you are seeking custody or visitation rights to your grandchildren, Tirey O’Neil, LLC can advise you on your legal rights as well as the merits of your case.

Unbundled Legal Services: Individuals who do not wish to have an attorney present with them in divorce court or in mediation, may request unbundled legal services. Unbundled services may include legal consultation regarding the divorce process, advice on specific issues, or help writing up legal documents. While this model can lower litigation costs, effective unbundled services can only be provided, and will only be provided, in appropriate cases in which the client has fully disclosed of all relevant documents and information.

Adams County Divorce Lawyers · Northglenn/Westminster Child Support, Parenting Time, and Decision-Making Modification Attorneys

From offices in Northglenn, Colorado, Tirey O’Neil, LLC represents clients in communities throughout the Denver metro area. Contact our law firm to schedule a free, 30 minute initital consultation. Our office operates Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Evening, weekend and home appointments can be arranged. For the convenience of our clients, our firm accepts credit cards as payment and translation services are available.

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