The Legal Experience You Want If You Reach A Permanent Orders Hearing
The permanent orders hearing is the third of three phases of the divorce process in Colorado. The first phase is an initial status conference, and the second phase is a temporary orders hearing. If there are contested issues regarding parenting responsibility, division of property, child support, spousal support or any other matter, a judge will hear all arguments and make a binding decision.
Parties in a divorce can avoid a permanent orders hearing by independently reaching agreements on the issues that must be resolved. If that is not possible, the issues must be decided by a judge. At the permanent orders hearing, both parties present their arguments. Other individuals also may testify, such as a child psychologist, property evaluator, forensic accountant and more.
The Importance Of Professional Representation At Permanent Orders Hearings
At The Law Office of Care Enichen, LLC, in Boulder, attorney Care Enichen provides the experienced and intelligent legal representation you need at a permanent hearing and throughout the divorce process.
The decisions made by a district court judge at this phase are difficult to overturn, so it is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel in your corner. As a former county judge and former district attorney, Care has extensive courtroom experience that serves her clients well.
The decision of the court in a permanent hearing will be overturned only if it can be shown the ruling was abusive and contrary to the law. That is why our legal team strives to help our clients reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation. Doing so provides the parties involved more control over the outcome rather than let a judge make the decision.