Divorce in Colorado

The divorce lawyers at Choice City Family Law, LLC., located in Fort Collins, partner with you to guide you through the divorce process.  We advocate strongly for our clients and we strive to provide each one with detailed information on the process and progress of individual matters.

We understand that divorce can be a difficult and emotional time.  Many people find the process to be overwhelming and stressful.  We know that each divorce case is unique and presents different challenges.  We also believe that one of the best ways to relieve some of the stress is by being informed and prepared.  We are dedicated to helping you navigate the process by providing a clear understanding of the law and the procedures involved.

As partners and advocates, the family lawyers at CCFL keep you informed throughout the entire divorce process and strategize with you for the best possible outcome in your case.

What You Need to Know About Divorce in Colorado

It is important to note that Colorado is a “no fault” state.  This means that no one party can be blamed for causing the divorce.  Both parties will enter the process on equal footing, regardless of why the divorce is happening.

In order to file your divorce in Colorado, one of the parties must reside in the state for at least 91 days prior to filing for divorce.

Colorado recognizes Common Law Marriage.  Please contact our office to find out if your situation falls into this classification.  While Colorado recognizes common law marriage, there is no such thing as a common law divorce.  In the event you are common law married, your case will follow the typical divorce process.

When children are involved in a divorce, it can become even more stressful and complicated.  It is important to know your options and understand the process to make the difficult transition for your family as easy as possible.  We want to set up a plan that works for you and your children and will help you be successful in your next stage of life.

What Issues Will Be Resolved in a Divorce?

During the divorce process, we will address assets, debts, and support.  By the close of the proceeding, all assets, debts, and personal property will be divided and distributed between the parties.

When a divorce is final, it can be a transition into a new life with new financial responsibilities.  If applicable, support obligations will be handled during the divorce process to help the transition into the next chapter of your life.

If children are involved, the divorce process will address parenting time, decision-making responsibilities, and child support obligations.

How Long Will the Divorce Take?

The length of your divorce process will be dependent on your individual situation.  At a minimum, a divorce in Colorado can be completed in 91 days from the time the case is filed with the courts.  However, it is possible for some cases to last several months or years.  Having an experienced family law attorney can greatly decrease the timeline of the divorce and help avoid setbacks.

Trial, Mediation and Settlements

Many divorce cases do not go to trial.  With the help of mediation and skilled family lawyers, it is possible to have meaningful negotiations and settle your matter.  The divorce lawyers at  CCFL are skilled negotiators who will prepare you for mediation and settlement negotiations.  They will work with you to find the best possible settlement in your situation.

It is also possible to come to agreements on specific issues and leave others to be handled in a trial.  Sometimes, the settlement is just not an option.  Our divorce attorneys are experienced in preparing and vigorously representing clients in a trial.  They will strive to get you the best outcome possible.

Contact Our Experienced Divorce Lawyers Today

Making the decision to end your marriage is an extremely emotional and overwhelming decision. However, you do not have to be alone during this journey.  If you are going through a divorce in Colorado, please contact our office to schedule a consultation to get a better understanding of the process and your options.  Our office is located in Fort Collins and our family law attorneys serve clients throughout Northern Colorado. We can answer any questions you may have about getting a divorce in Colorado and discuss different representation options.  We have experience in all types of family law matters, from simple divorces to high conflict parenting issues.  We can give you the peace of mind and confidence necessary to move forward while providing support and guidance during this difficult time.

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