THE PROCESS

Stahly LLC offers a unique approach to the divorce and post-divorce process. This process is Informed Divorce. The focus of Informed Divorce is the client. Informed Divorce is based on the client having complete access to information during the divorce and post-divorce process.

Information is the key to being able to work towards a resolution of a case, whether that solution is by litigation, settlement, or mediation. The philosophy behind Informed Divorce is that once the client has enough information about the options available to her/him, s/he becomes empowered to make an informed decision about how to best proceed. Stahly LLC will represent, assist and advise the client accordingly through the process and together, the client and Stahly LLC can make the best decision about how the case can proceed in order to get the best resolution. Stahly LLC will be there to assist the client in getting accurate information so that the case proceeds towards resolution.

Informed Divorce enables the client to gain answers to the above-type of questions so that the client, with the help of Stahly LLC, can together make an informed decision about how the case should proceed and what options are available to the client to bring the case to the best resolution.

Informed Divorce is modeled after Colorado law. C.R.C.P. 16.2 requires mandatory disclosure of financial information in every divorce/post-divorce case. The list of the information that is required to be disclosed is listed on the Mandatory Disclosure Checklist. Parties involved in a divorce case in Colorado are required to disclose all information material to the resolution of the case. Information can also be requested and provided informally between both parties and attorneys working in the case. Informed Divorce uses this same information in order for the client to be in the best position possible to make an informed decision.

How many times has someone said “I was forced to go to trial” or “I was forced to take bad deal.” In situations like that, it is likely those parties did not have complete access to the information needed to make a decision.

EXAMPLES OF CRITICAL QUESTIONS THE INFORMED DIVORCE PROCESS CAN ANSWER:

  • What information is the client entitled to as part of the divorce or post-divorce process?
  • What does this information mean once you have it?
  • What tools are available to the client to obtain this information?
  • What if the issues are so complex they require an expert?
  • What are the costs involved in obtaining this information?
  • there a point when the cost-benefit analysis to obtaining information ends?
  • my house really have equity?
  • Is it smart for me to try and stay living in the house?
  • Am I entitled to a portion of my spouse’s retirement account?
  • Is the current child support order in my case really sufficient?
  • What are advantages/disadvantages to settling my case prior to trial?
  • In what situation is it appropriate to proceed to trial?
  • What are the risks of trial?
  • What are the projected costs of a trial?
  • What are the projected costs of a trial?
  • What is the range of maintenance I can expect to pay or receive in my case?
  • What is the amount of child support I can expect in my case?
  • What does the “best interests” of my child/ren really mean in the context of my case?
  • What are some scenarios of dividing property and debts that I should consider in my situation?
  • How should I best prepare for mediation?
  • How can I best protect myself in the event no settlement is reached and the matter proceeds to trial?
  • Is a trust really property under Colorado law?
  • How much is a business really worth and who should value the business?