Legal Services

Divorce

When divorce becomes necessary, you likely have a variety of questions and concerns about the process. You might be worried about the future of your finances: Will your ex get everything or more than you think is fair? And if you share children, those concerns may be compounded as you question whether you’ll pay or receive child support and what the custody plan will look like. How will co-parenting work? Finances and child custody arrangements are just two aspects of divorce that make it a highly stressful, emotional experience.

Having a skilled, compassionate attorney in your corner who will look out for the best interest of your children can help make the process easier. At Andersen Law PC, our attorneys have guided hundreds of clients through divorce in a variety of situations. We promise to always do our best to ensure the divorce process is as smooth as possible.

Mediation, Unbundled or Full-Time Divorce Counsel
If the breakup is uncontested by either party, we can assist you in filing your court papers accurately, getting court approval and reaching a fair agreement. Mediation or unbundled legal services may be the most affordable and expedient in these amicable divorce cases.

On the other end of the spectrum if your breakup is hotly contested — typically involving high conflict, domestic violence and custody disputes — you may need an attorney to enter an appearance, stand up to opposing counsel, and handle all court appearances and motions. In these cases, it makes sense to retain an Andersen Law PC attorney as your lawyer full-time throughout the case.

Most divorces fall somewhere in between. That is why our attorneys engage directly and get to know every client personally. By having an attorney who returns your calls, knows you by sight and name, and is directly involved in your case, you benefit from the best possible collaborative relationship that respects your needs, goals, skills, schedule and budget.

There are many complex legal matters that need to be handled properly, at a time when both parties are under a great deal of stress. We encourage you to seek legal assistance in the early stages of your divorce proceedings, so that you can benefit from the advice of a lawyer experienced in the intricacies of divorce law.

To discuss your divorce case with an attorney, call Andersen Law PC at 720-922-3880 or schedule your free consultation by clicking the button below.

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Family Law

Family law is an umbrella term that includes a wide range of types of cases, beyond divorce. Our attorneys have decades of experience serving clients in family law.

Andersen Law PC’s family law services include the following:

  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial agreements (also called prenups)
  • Postnuptial agreements (also called postnups)
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Legal separations
  • Annulments
  • Mediation
  • Adoptions including step-parent adoptions
  • Parenting time
  • Maintenance (also called alimony or spousal support)
  • Division of property
  • Child support
  • Civil unions
  • Allocation of parental responsibilities
  • Dependency and neglect proceedings
  • Contempt
  • Protection orders
  • Post-decree issues
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Relocations
  • Grandparent proceedings
  • Guardianships

Basically, any type of legal issue a family may have is “family law.” If you need assistance with an issue listed above, or are unsure whether your case falls under family law, give us a call at 720-922-3880 or schedule your free consultation by clicking the button below.

Estate Planning

No matter your age, whether you have kids, and whether you are single, married, or part of an unmarried couple, estate planning is crucial to protecting your family, your finances and your future. At Andersen Law PC, we will work with you to develop a custom estate plan that will do all three.

The five estate planning documents you will likely need are:

  • Will
  • Living will
  • Medical power of attorney
  • Financial power of attorney
  • Trust

Other documents may be necessary due to your unique circumstances.

While we are proud to offer unbundled legal services and support individuals preparing their own legal documents when it makes sense, we strongly discourage using online platforms to prepare estate planning documents. We have seen too many self-drafted wills lead to disastrous or unintended outcomes in probate.

To learn how we can work with you to build an estate plan that will accomplish what you intend, give us a call at 720-922-3880 or schedule your free consultation by clicking the button below.

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Do You Need a Trust?

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Elder Law

As part of our work to protect your future, your family and your finances, a focus area at Andersen Law PC is elder law. An extension of estate planning, this practice area specifically addresses the importance of planning to address unique issues and challenges that come with age.

Whether you are a senior or are considering how to support an aging relative, we are here to help provide counsel or represent the desires and best interests of older individuals.

At Andersen Law PC, our elder law services include:

  • Estate plan reviews and preparation of related documents including:
    1. Will
    2. Living will
    3. Medical power of attorney
    4. Financial power of attorney
    5. Trust
    6. Medicaid planning
    7. Long-term care plans (including in-home, nursing home and/or assisted living)
  • Medicaid planning
  • Long-term care plans (including in-home, nursing home and/or assisted living)
  • Health and personal care planning
  • Pre-mortem legal planning (wills, trusts, etc.)
  • Fiduciary representation
  • Legal capacity counseling and representation
  • Public benefits
  • Special needs
  • Insurance issues
  • Resident rights advocacy
  • Housing issues
  • Employment and retirement advice
  • Litigation and administrative agency advocacy
  • Senior counseling

These are critical issues to address sooner than later. Do not wait until a fall or other accident makes them urgent or until the older person’s competence and true intentions can be called into question.

To ensure that your medical and financial decisions as well as estate are managed and addressed as you desire, talk to an elder law attorney as soon as possible to legally establish your plan. We are ready to help. Call Andersen Law PC at 720-922-3880 or schedule your free consultation to discuss your elder law case with an attorney.

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The ABCs of Medicare

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Key Documents in Medicaid Planning

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Unbundled Services

Unbundled services — or limited scope representation — allow you to hire Andersen Law PC to handle as much of your case you want. If you need an attorney’s support and guidance but not full representation from start to finish, unbundled may be the way to go.

Unbundled services are a flexible and more affordable route when you want help with certain stages of your case or specific aspects to it, such as document preparation or making a court appearance. This is a great option when you choose to represent yourself in a family law case but recognize that you will have questions about the legal process that are too important to leave to online searches.

Through this a la carte option, you pay for specific services rather than a traditional retainer. We’ll work with you to help determine what services will be most appropriate for your situation, and if expanded representation becomes necessary, we can adjust the contract.

Continually seeking new ways to innovatively best serve clients, Andersen Law PC founder Beth Andersen was an early adopter of unbundled legal services and has offered them for more than a decade. We are proud that this cost-effective service is a cornerstone of our firm helping everyone gain access to quality legal services for their divorce, family law, estate planning and elder law cases in Colorado.

To discuss your case and whether unbundled services are right for you, call Andersen Law PC at 720-922-3880 or schedule your free consultation to discuss your elder law case with an attorney.