Four Family Law Terms You Should Know

When you begin the divorce or child custody process, there is often a learning curve as you start to hear legal terms that you do not know. As lawyers, we sometimes forget that lawyers and courts use words that do not make sense to non-lawyers. Or, the words attorneys use sound common, but most people do not have a clear understanding of the legal meaning behind these terms. Here are four family law terms that you may have questions about: DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE “Dissolution of Marriage” is the legal term for divorce in Colorado. When you file your paperwork telling the court that you want a divorce, you file a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.” You are essentially asking the court to

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