Divorce Attorney

Denver Divorce Attorney

Streamlined Uncontested Divorce Services in Colorado

Going through a divorce is never easy. Contested or uncontested, most divorces are tense, emotionally charged, and require a lot of planning and negotiating.

At VanLandingham Law, we offer compassionate representation and personalized strategies that are adaptable to any situation. Our lawyer uses his extensive knowledge of divorce and family law to effectively represent you during the separation and to protect your rights.

Understanding Colorado's No-Fault Divorce Process

Colorado, along with several other states, is exclusively a no-fault divorce state. This means that no-fault divorce is the only option they give couples wishing to terminate their marriage.

No-fault divorce – This is a divorce that is based on a marriage that is “irretrievably broken” with no chance of reconciliation between the spouses. Faults such as adultery, abuse, separation, etc. are not considered in a no-fault divorce.

Many states offer divorce based on both no-fault and fault grounds. However, Colorado only offers an option for a no-fault divorce. The courts will not even consider the faults of either spouse when deciding on matters such as custody, support, property division, etc.

The Divorce Process in Colorado

The first step is to make sure you are eligible to file for divorce in this state. Colorado has a 90-day residency requirement before filing for divorce. If you have not lived in the state for long enough, the court may dismiss the case due to jurisdictional issues.

At VanLandingham Law, we help clients with a broad range of issues that arise in divorces, including:

  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support

Marital property is divided in an equitable way. This doesn’t necessarily mean the property will be distributed evenly, but it will be divided fairly. If the divorcing spouses cannot reach a settlement, the court will make a decision it views as equitable distribution of the assets and debts accrued during the marriage. The court considers factors such as the contribution of each spouse, the value of the property, economic circumstances, and the value of each partner’s separate property.

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Military Divorces

Though military members and their spouses are subject to similar divorce procedures as non-military couples, there are some extra steps involved in a military divorce.

Factors that may complicate a divorce between a military member and his or her spouse include:
Military divorces require a specially trained attorney who has experience handling these nuanced and intricate cases. At VanLandingham Law, our team has helped many military service members and their partners find the peace they need from a smooth and civil divorce.

Alternatives to Divorce

Sometimes, divorce is not the only option for a partner. Our attorney can help you explore alternatives to divorce, such as legal separation. In some cases, counseling may be ordered for a period of 30 to 60 days. This usually happens if the parties don’t agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken and think reconciliation may be possible.

Regardless of your situation, rest assured that the compassionate team at VanLandingham Law is ready to meet your family law needs with personalized service. We look forward to hearing your story and helping you with your situation.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the unique considerations for military divorces?

Military divorces involve additional considerations compared to civilian divorces due to the nature of military service. These can include understanding military benefits, pensions, and the impact of deployments on custody arrangements. It's important to work with a law firm like VanLandingham Law that understands these complexities and can navigate the legal system to ensure a fair and equitable resolution for military personnel and their spouses.

Can VanLandingham Law help with alternatives to divorce?

Yes, VanLandingham Law can assist clients in exploring alternatives to divorce, such as legal separation. They understand that divorce might not be the best solution for every couple and can provide guidance on other options. Additionally, they can facilitate counseling if there's a possibility of reconciliation, ensuring that every avenue is explored before proceeding with a divorce.

What steps should I take if I'm considering a divorce as a military spouse?

If you're a military spouse considering divorce, it's crucial to consult with a law firm experienced in military divorces, like VanLandingham Law. They can help you understand your rights and the unique aspects of military divorce, such as division of military pensions, benefits, and handling custody in the context of deployments. Their team will guide you through the process and ensure that your interests are protected.

How does VanLandingham Law support clients through the divorce process?

VanLandingham Law supports clients by providing personalized service tailored to their individual family law needs. They offer compassionate guidance throughout the divorce process, whether it's a military or civilian divorce, and ensure that clients are informed and comfortable with each step. Their goal is to help clients achieve a resolution that brings them peace and closure.


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