At Knies, Helland & McPherson Law, we can proudly say that we love the law and everything that it stands for. That is why we believe that anyone who desires to represent themselves should have that ability as well as necessary legal guidance from a licensed professional. Our attorneys are here to provide as much information as you need.
Knies, Helland & McPherson Law has design customized legal solutions to fit the needs of each of our clients. We provide traditional divorce representation as well mediation and many a la carte services to meet the needs of today’s more complex family issues. We will use our extensive experience to provide sound legal guidance and a personalized plan to help you move forward with your case.
Call our office today at (719) 626-8530 to schedule your consultation.
Knies, Helland & McPherson Law is a modern firm for modern times. Unlike many firms that only offer full-service legal representation when you hire them, Knies, Helland & McPherson Law offers legal coaching and advising services for those who are more inclined to DIY family law matters. For instance, if the two parties mostly agree on terms and you simply need to complete the legal paperwork, hiring a legal family law coach or advisor may be ideal.
Every person has the right to self-represent their case in court. This right extends from a dispute between neighbors to serious felony charges. This means that if you would like you represent yourself in court, you will need to prepare and present cases that concern family law matters such as divorce, parenting plans, and spousal support.
For those who enjoy the thought of preparing their own case and have managed to negotiate the terms of a divorce with their spouse, the divorce process may be quite simple. The court will need all paperwork to be prepared according to court requirements and filed properly with the court. This is to ensure that all the terms of the divorce agreement and parenting plan are in compliance with the law.
To ensure that all the components of the divorce are correct before the final paperwork is signed, you may want to take advantage of the coaching services offered by Knies, Helland & McPherson Law.
One of our attorneys will review all documents that you have prepared for your divorce and check them for accuracy. Your attorney may also give you insight into areas or topics that you may not have addressed as part of your divorce. We will even coach you on what needs to be changed or corrected to make the document acceptable to the court.
Reviewing Legal Terms
A large part of a divorce or legal family issue is to remain in compliance with certain laws and terms. Your attorney at Knies, Helland & McPherson Law may suggest that you recalculate a division of assets, terms for child or spousal support, or make suggestions regarding the parenting plan that will make the court more likely to grant the divorce. We can also spot issues that may not surface until years down the road, allowing you to avoid another trip to court in the future.
When You Need an Attorney
Even when you have the best intentions of preparing a divorce by yourself, or with the help of friends, it may be necessary to seek professional legal advice. There will always be some situations where it will be beneficial to you to allow an attorney to manage the entire case.
Some situations that may require more extensive help from an attorney include:
- A divorce where one spouse hides assets from the other to defraud them and prevent a fair split of marital possessions.
- A refusal by one spouse to negotiate the terms of the divorce in a fair manner.
- When one spouse’s divorce benefits outweigh the benefits of the other spouse.
- When an agreement cannot be made as to spousal support, regarding amount and/or length of time.
- When a party was involved in a common law marriage.
- When a party is a same sex marriage that lived together as a domestic partnership or civil union couple for a time before same sex marriage was legal.
- When either party cannot agree to the parenting plan.
- When there is just too much confusion about the legality of preparing the divorce documents yourself and you want to make sure the divorce is legal and final.
How to Get Started
We can help you attain optimal outcomes in a court of law. Contact us today to schedule a time to speak with one of our attorneys about our coaching and advising services.
Knies, Helland & McPherson Law offers a unique array of options for those seeking divorce who are looking for limited assistance in their case. Contact us today by calling (719) 626-8530 or fill out this online form and ask about our introductory consult option.
Just good solid representation and advice.Jeffrey K.
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The partners and attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson are seasoned litigators with decades of combined courtroom experience. We help clients transition into the next phase of their life.
Clients Come FirstOur Attorneys believe you can part ways with a loved one with dignity and respect, without harming your children. They also believe divorce and mediation can be much less confrontational and toxic, and far less expensive.
Personalized ServiceWhen you work with our team, you will get a customized plan that best fits your unique situation. No two cases are the same and our attorneys understand this.
Team OrientedAs Mothers and friends, our approach is unique in that we work collectively as a team. Our firm's number one priority is the success of our clients. We strongly believe that the best outcomes come about when we collaborate.