Divorce Lawyer In Denver
Serving Colorado Families Since 1991
Divorce can be a difficult and emotionally tense situation for everyone
involved. There is much to consider when filing for divorce and you must
take steps to protect the futures of yourself and your children. In the
event of a divorce, property and belongings must be divided and financial
obligations need to be settled and separated. Choosing the right attorney
can help you immeasurably.
Our Denver divorce attorney at
Jones Law Firm, PC understands that every case is unique. We implement a creative approach
to meet each client’s individual needs, and we always put our clients
as our top priority. We’re prepared to work tirelessly to help you
obtain a favorable outcome in your divorce case. Keep reading for answers
to common questions we hear about divorce and annulment in the state of Colorado.
You can also view our divorce information center for more in-depth info
on these topics:
What are grounds for divorce in Colorado?
The Colorado courts will grant a divorce upon finding that a marriage is
"irretrievably broken." This means that the only requirement
is that the petitioner is able to prove irreconcilable differences between
the two parties. Additionally, a divorce decree is granted by the court
regardless of which partner is at "fault" in the situation.
Colorado is known as a "no-fault" divorce state, which means
that there is no need to prove wrongdoing of the other spouse in order
to have your divorce granted.
Am I eligible for a divorce or annulment?
Divorce is defined as the final ending or dissolving of a marriage as ordered
by the court. In order to file for a divorce within a certain county,
you or your spouse must have lived in the county for at least 90 days.
If you do not want to file for a divorce, but rather want to prove that
the marriage was not valid — i.e., obtain an annulment — there
are other ways by which you end the marriage.
By declaring a marriage to be invalid through an annulment, one of the
following scenarios must apply:
- One spouse was not able to give consent due to mental incapacity or because
he / she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- One spouse did not have the capacity to consummate the marriage but the
other spouse was unaware of this at the time of the marriage
- One spouse was under the age of consent and did not receive parental permission
to become married
- The marriage was entered into as a dare or joke
You can also request a legal separation in lieu of a divorce. If you and
your spouse become legally separated, you will technically still be married
but you are permitted to live separately. Matters of child custody and
support still need to be resolved if you pursue a legal separation, just
as you would in a divorce case.
How long will my divorce take?
Depending on whether you file a contested or uncontested divorce, your
case could take anywhere from six months to one year. Our legal team however,
can help you obtain temporary orders that protect you and appeal to your
best interests while details of the divorce are being resolved. With our
extensive experience and vast knowledge of Colorado family law, we know
how a judge is likely to rule on any given case. Our goal is to help you
formulate a compelling and persuasive case so that you can achieve a satisfactory outcome.
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At Jones Law Firm, PC, our team knows how to address all of these aspects
of divorce proceedings for our clients. Whether amicable or stormy, your
divorce proceeding will come with its own unique challenges. Our experience
and drive to meet the goals of our clients can help lighten that burden.
We can help you mediate your matter peacefully outside of court, or if
you disagree on the terms of the divorce we can aggressively litigate
the matter at trial. With a long track record of successful results and
a history that includes over two decades of experience and consistent
referrals from our peers, colleagues, and clients, you can trust that
Jones Law Firm, PC is the team to call.
We are dedicated to pursuing the best outcomes possible for our Denver clients: Contact us
today at (888) 850-9851 to learn more or to get started with a free consultation.