Divorce is a traumatic and confusing time for many individuals, but if you are a practicing Christian, it can be even more stressful. Very often, Christians who are in the process of filing for divorce or are considering divorce, find themselves wondering if what they’re doing contrasts or conflicts with their faith. That can add to their stress and anguish.
Needless to say, when you are a practicing Christian going through a divorce, you need to consult with an attorney who not only shares your faith and understands the conflict in your heart, but also understands your need to protect your interests as well as the rights of your children during these trying times. Therefore, your lawyer should be able to help you deal with child custody, child support, visitation, parenting time and all other divorce-related matters in a manner that actually is in tune with the teachings of Christ. That means less drama, no aggression, and more cooperation and working together with your spouse.
In any Christian divorce, it is highly recommended that the parties go in for mediation or arbitration, rather than going to court. Mediation can help you come to a mutual agreement on many of the thorny issues that often turn up during a divorce. Any parenting plans or visitation plans that you come up with must be effective, and must take your faith into account.
It’s also important that that you finalize the divorce and resolve all matters about division of assets without quarreling or disputes. There’s nothing uglier than disputes over asset distribution, and these can continue for weeks or even months. Your attorney should be able to help you value your pension plans, retirement plans, as well as other funds, and help you divide these in a manner that is practical and takes into account your long-term financial needs as well as the needs of your children without touching on greed, avarice, or feelings of vengeance.
Under Colorado’s no-fault divorce laws, you do not need to present any evidence to the court of wrongdoing on the part of your spouse or partner to obtain a divorce. However, as a Christian, you may have based your decision to divorce on infidelity on adultery, spousal abandonment, and all kinds of other issues that can constitute religious grounds for divorce. Speak to a Colorado Christian divorce lawyer to learn more about how you can come to a mutual agreement with your spouse during your divorce.