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No one should face one of the most difficult and personal legal matters in life without the right advocate on their side. If you are moving toward a divorce, act in your best interests by speaking with a Denver divorce lawyer from our firm right away. Denver Family Lawyers is a seasoned team of professionals dedicated to providing the best possible service and results for each client—including you.

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What Does a Colorado Divorce Involve?Divorce Lawyer in Denver with 20+ Years of Experience

No two divorce cases are the same, but there are a number of family law matters that most divorce cases have in common. If you are looking to dissolve your marriage, then you will need to consider:

At Denver Family Lawyers, we recognize how overwhelming the thought of divorce can be. Our team is here to answer your questions and guide you through your options.

Attorney Bill Thode has two decades of experience in Colorado family law. As a seasoned trial attorney and mediator in Denver, he is capable of getting results both in and out of the courtroom and can help you with any divorce matter, whether contested or uncontested. Find out what we can do for you by calling or visiting our office today!

Divorce Mediation in Denver

Mediation is a way for a couple to resolve their divorce without having to go to court. Mediation is not only incredibly effective, but many people find meditation to be one of the best ways to settle a divorce. During mediation, the parties meet with a neutral mediator whose job it is to help them reach decisions and agreements over such issues as parenting time, child custody, property division, and spousal support. It’s expected that the parties will disagree about certain issues. The mediator’s objective is to help the parties talk through their disagreements so they are able to effectively reach an agreement or settlement.

Anyone can benefit from resolving their divorce through mediation. That being said, mediation may not be for you if you and your spouse simply cannot get along or work together. In that case, you may be better off letting your attorneys argue your case in court. Mediation is a great alternative to litigation for those people who are willing to put aside their differences and come together to try and resolve their divorce. And those people who do use mediation to settle their divorce will find they will save time and money in the long run.

Divorce vs. Legal Separation vs. Annulment

If you and your spouse no longer wish to be married, you should speak with a lawyer at Denver Family Lawyers about whether you should file for a divorce, legal separation, or annulment.

Divorce: Divorce is the process of dissolving a marriage. Once a divorce has been finalized, the parties will no longer be legally married, and any of the rights, protections, and benefits they shared as a married couple will no longer be valid.

Legal Separation: When a married couple is unsure of whether or not they want to continue with their marriage, the can legally separate and spend some time apart. This is a less dramatic step than filing for divorce, as the parties can easily resume their marriage if they decide they still want to be together.

Annulment: An annulment is essentially declaring that the marriage is invalid. It’s much harder to annul a marriage than to get a divorce. Anyone can get a divorce, but in order to get an annulment the parties must meet a least one of the following grounds:

  • One of the parties was mentally incapacitated at the time of the marriage
  • One spouse could not consummate the marriage due to a physical incapacity that the other spouse was unaware of
  • One spouse was under the legal age of consent at the time of the marriage
  • One spouse was married under duress
  • One spouse was married to another person at the same time the new marriage began
  • The marriage was incestuous
  • The marriage was a dare or a hoax
  • The marriage was based on fraud

How Are Assets Divided in Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is classified as a "marital property" state, meaning only property that is gathered during a marriage is divided in a divorce proceeding. This includes any debt acquired. Examples of marital property include:

  • real estate
  • investments such as stock and/or bonds
  • vehicles
  • personal property including pets

During a court proceeding, if both parties cannot come to a mutual agreement on which property should be divided, then the judge will award assets based on equitable division. This doesn't necessarily mean a 50/50 split, rather, it's based off of what is deemed most fair. Factors that influence equitable division include the length of the marriage and the income of each spouse.

Contact a Divorce Lawyer – (303) 225-3343

Lead by our founding divorce attorney in Denver, William “Bill” Thode, our firm the perfect combination of aggressive advocacy and compassionate counsel. We will support you through the course of your divorce, but will also relentlessly fight for your rights every step of the way.

Start today with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the laws regarding divorce in Colorado. We will ensure you know exactly what your divorce might involve and how our team can help you take steps in the right direction.

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