When I first brought my complicated, long and drawn out case to Sam Stoorman and Nicole Hanson’s table, I expected them to do what most had, shake their heads and turn me away. I had attempted to file on my own after needing a restraining order and a restriction of parenting. I quickly discovered that I needed help after several failed attempts of removing my children from clearly hostile and dangerous environment with their father. After meeting with Mr. Stoorman and Ms. Hanson, I turned over my stacks of papers and accumulated court documents and knew that I finally had found a good one (I had several bad lawyer’s to this point). They were able to suggest ideas such as the use of a Child Family Investigator to help our case. They also helped me to obtain info that I did not have access to and just didn’t know how to get my hands on due to all the red tape and legal issues. Nicole has also been great about any follow-up questions since court. They were highly professional and were able to make the process quick to help me remove my children before anything really bad happened to them. I now have full custody and decision making of the children and they are both doing well and adjusting to a more laid back lifestyle with their step dad and myself where we are able to provide stability and amazing opportunities such as travel, sports and most important, college!
As a marriage dissolves, the complex issue of division of property can be emotionally charged and difficult to resolve. In these situations, it is important to seek help as soon as possible from an experienced lawyer. Talking through the issues early in the process can often make the division of property much easier down the road.
Spouses often have difficulty determining what is shared “marital” property, what is one party’s “non-marital” property and how to divide their property equitably. In these situations, it is important to seek help from an experienced divorce lawyer.
At Stoorman, Hanson & van der Valk, P.C., we provide professional and individualized representation to clients during a divorce, which nearly always includes property division issues. Our law firm is dedicated to helping individuals and families with their divorce and family law matters. We will meet with you to fully understand your situation, explain your rights and the property division process, and work with you to find the best solutions. We handle asset division matters throughout the front range of Colorado.
Attorneys Who Will Advocate for You
Colorado is an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts will divide property fairly, but not always equally, based on numerous factors. Because every marriage is unique, determining what is equitable is not always easy, and the valuation and allocation of certain assets such as businesses, stock options, pension plans and retirement accounts can be complex. Seeking experienced legal representation early on in the process is in your best interest.
Our attorneys are fully prepared to assist with even the most complex property division matters. We will make every effort to help you and your spouse settle these matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. If this is not possible, we also are accomplished trial lawyers who will fully advocate for you in court.