Colorado Divorce Lawyers2021-06-01T21:27:20+00:00

Are you facing divorce while residing in Colorado Springs?

At Liberty Law Center, we know how challenging and difficult navigating a divorce can be, and we are here to help you through the process each step of the way. We are a small firm that personalizes each case we handle, and we have a strong reputation for being knowledgeable, ethical, and respected across the entire state of Colorado.

So what does that mean for you as you go through a divorce in Colorado Springs, Colorado? First off, we will give it to you straight. We won’t give you false promises or bogus information, and we will help you understand the divorce process in Colorado. Divorce comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and there is no one-fit-all strategy. Every single couple or family brings unique challenges and questions to the table.

Whether you are a couple with children looking into child custody laws, wanting a military divorce, or curious about alimony laws, we can walk you through the different types of divorces you can experience, what the process is for a divorce in Colorado, and what to expect throughout the process of your divorce.

Expect Strong Legal Counsel While Going Through a Divorce

Divorce in Colorado has its own set of rules, as every state has a unique stance on how to approach the subject of the legal aspects of ending a marriage. Colorado itself is a no-fault state, meaning that you do not have to give a reason for your divorce, and that each spouse must be treated with fairness and equanimity during the legal division of property, child custody, alimony, etc. Liberty Law Center will give you strong legal counsel, making sure that you go into your divorce mentally and legally prepared for what’s ahead of you. With true knowledge comes true empowerment, which makes the process a little less overwhelming.

You don’t have to do it alone. Liberty Law Center has represented thousands of clients over more than three decades, and you can be sure that you will receive the individualized attention that your divorce case deserve.  So give us a call and let us see how we can be your advocate in the divorce process, because Liberty Law Center is here to help.

Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Residency Requirement?2021-03-16T22:13:56+00:00

Just because you’re in Colorado doesn’t mean you can get divorced here. There are a few stipulations. One of the spouses must have been a resident of Colorado for at least 91 days prior to filing the petition, and if the case concerns a minor child, the child must have resided in Colorado for at least 182 days.

What is qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)?2021-03-16T22:35:24+00:00

 A court order that gives a spouse’s retirement fund to the other spouse.

What is Property Division in a Colorado Divorce?2021-03-16T22:17:00+00:00

If a couple can agree on how to divide their property, they can confirm their agreements in a written document called a “separation agreement.” If spouses can’t agree, a judge will decide how to divide their property at a permanent or final orders hearing.Another aspect to Colorado being a “no fault” state is that the court will divide all property in what is called equitable distribution without regard to marital misconduct. This means that even if one spouse has committed a serious offense like domestic violence, the court will not use financial orders to compensate for wrongs that occurred during the marriage.

The Colorado court will distribute the shared assets of a couple in a manner that considers all relevant factors, including the contribution of each spouse to the marital property, the economic circumstances of each spouse, and if children are involved. If there is property in another state, then a Colorado court doesn’t have the right to get involved unless both spouses give personal jurisdiction to Colorado

What is collusion?2021-03-16T22:33:18+00:00

An agreement that there have been false, untrue charges brought up by both parties to accomplish a goal in court. This illegal agreement may happen between a husband and a wife, for example, if they both agree to use adultery as a way to quicken the divorce process when adultery never happened.

What is an annulment?2021-03-16T22:32:23+00:00

A legal proceeding in which the marriage is declared void, as if a marriage never existed in the first place. This option is only available to very specific circumstances.

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)2021-03-16T22:31:22+00:00

ADR measures to resolve marital issues without going to trial. These alternatives include things like mediation and arbitration.

What is a common law marriage?2021-03-16T22:34:02+00:00

A legal acknowledgment of two consenting adults who live together for a designated period of time (as determined by the state), after which they are considered to be common law married. Most states recognize common law marriage.

What if One Spouse is No Longer a Resident of Colorado?2021-03-16T22:14:27+00:00

The Court must have personal jurisdiction over both parties in order to divide property, allocate debt, order maintenance and enter orders regarding children for parental responsibility, parenting time and support.  If the other spouse no longer resides in Colorado, the Court can obtain personal jurisdiction if the non-resident spouse files as a co-Petitioner, waives service, is served in Colorado or had maintained a matrimonial domicile in Colorado.  If the other spouse’s whereabouts are unknown and can’t be served,  service can be accomplished by publication.  There must be a showing of diligent efforts to serve the other party before the Court will approve publication.  In this case, the Court may only grant a decree of divorce and any other issues will be reserved until personal service can be accomplished.

What if I can’t find my spouse?2021-03-16T22:30:41+00:00

You must make reasonable efforts to find your spouse. Once you have filed the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court, a disinterested person over the age of 18 may serve the Petition on your spouse. Learn more about how to file for divorce if your spouse is missing.

What Are The Grounds for Divorce?2021-03-16T22:15:50+00:00

Colorado is called a “no fault” state, which means that you don’t have to explain to the court the reason behind your divorce, only that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.   In the past, if a spouse wanted a divorce, he or she had to prove that the other spouse had a reason for divorce—such as adultery, abandonment, or dangerous behavior. . This “no fault” approach to divorce matters is considered to lead to more fair and reasonable outcomes for each spouse

What About Alimony?2021-03-16T22:17:55+00:00

Maintenance or alimony is another issue to consider. Maintenance may be awarded if the Court finds that a spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs and is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment or is the custodian of a child whose condition makes it inappropriate for the spouse to seek employment out of the home.  Maintenance may be awarded on a temporary basis until the final orders hearing.  A court can also order long-term alimony awards if the lower-earning or unemployed spouse can prove that they need it (for example, if they don’t have the job skills or are caring for very young children).  Many considerations go into a decision on alimony, including the supported spouse’s age, health, financial resources, ability to earn and income capacity, and the ability for the paying spouse.  A judge may utilize a statutory formula for determining the amount of maintenance that looks at the income of the parties and the length of the marriage

Do you charge a consultation fee?2021-03-27T16:36:17+00:00

We offer Free Consultations on DUI, Criminal, and Traffic cases. Please call for our consultation fee on Family Law, Divorce, and Child Custody cases.

We Are Here to Help

At Liberty Law Center, our family law attorneys have more than 40 years of experience assisting Coloradans in litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods.

We are a trusted Colorado Family Law firm providing services ranging from divorce to complex child custody matters. We are proud to offer legal guidance and assistance to families in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo, Teller County, and throughout Southern Colorado.

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