Ms. Kitto brings her seventeen years of litigation experience to representing her clients in divorce (also known as dissolution of marriage or family law), working to assist individuals in achieving the best possible outcome during an extremely difficult emotional and financial time.
Many divorces are resolved through good faith negotiation, often at mediation. This is most certainly the goal and where possible, Ms. Kitto explores negotiation as much as possible.
Unfortunately, not all divorces are amicable or can be collaborative. In certain cases, parties are obfuscating income, or self-employment or underemployment are issues that must be explored. Other times, substance abuse or mental illness make a negotiated resolution impossible.
Parties unreasonable, and unwilling to settle during mediation or negotiation make collaborative resolutions impossible and such parties may need a judge to order them to do the right thing allowable under Colorado law. In such cases, litigation, including the discovery process, is necessary.
In certain cases, motion practice and hearings are necessary to protect the best interests of the children at issue, if domestic violence, substance abuse or mental illness is present.
If a negotiated resolution is not possible, Ms. Kitto and her team works with clients to be a strong advocate, and evaluate evidence and prepare for hearings as necessary. Both before and during disputes, clients are counseled on their full range of options, and potential expenses are discussed, so that strategies may be developed to best serve the client’s interests.