Common Law Marriage Attorney in Colorado
Denver Family Lawyer
Some couples choose to forego the customary marriage and opt for a common
law marriage. There are many benefits to this alternative, but there are
also some factors that spouses in a common law marriage should be aware
of. If you and your spouse decide to be in a common law marriage and then
later decide to separate, you are subject to the same
divorce proceedings as that of a traditionally married couple. It is important
to know your rights and responsibilities by taking to a capable Denver
divorce attorney if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation.
What establishes a common law marriage in Colorado?
In Colorado, a common law marriage is established when both parties mutually
agree to be openly considered as husband and wife.
Other things that may establish a common law marriage include:
- Joint filing on tax returns
- Wife taking surname of husband
- Joint checking or savings, etc.
The court may also consider how long the couple has been together as well
as their behavior and actions during the time they were in a relationship.
It is important to be aware that a
common law marriage is not established simply by the couple living together. As the state recognizes this as a real marriage, when the couple wants
to separate, the divorce proceeding will look exactly the same.
Skilled & Caring Family Law Representation in Denver
Our Denver family lawyer here at Jones Law Firm, PC has the experience
and drive to work with you and arrive at a strategy that will best suit
your needs. Whether you and your spouse have decided on a
legal separation, an
uncontested divorce or any type of divorce situation, it's important to have competent
help. Our legal team may be able to help you with the property division
and marital property, alimony and spousal maintenance,
child support and/or
child custody issues that may arise from your common law marriage case.
Contact Jones Law Firm, PC today to learn more about common law marriage in Colorado.