Arvada Divorce Attorney
Divorce is a legal process and not an easy one. Divorcing spouses must make informed decisions regarding property division, parenting time and child support, and spousal support before their divorce is finalized.
If you are facing a divorce, do so with experienced legal counsel by your side. At Danielsen Westhoff, PC, we offer honest legal advice and tailored solutions to meet your divorce needs. Contact our Arvada divorce lawyers today for a free initial consultation.
Why Choose Danielsen Westhoff, PC, for Your Arvada Divorce?
Danielsen Westhoff, PC, handles all types of divorce matters. We offer both unbundled legal services and full-service representation to suit your requirements and budget.
Regardless of what services you choose, our Arvada divorce attorneys will work to protect your interests and advocate on your behalf. Danielsen Westhoff, PC, can represent you in any of the following:
- Property division
- Child custody and parenting time
- Spousal support
- Domestic violence
- Legal separation
- Divorce consulting
- Dispute resolution
Schedule your initial consultation at Danielsen Westhoff, PC, by calling (720) 739-1770 today or using our online form.
Residency Requirements for a Colorado Divorce
To legally divorce in Colorado, at least one spouse must meet the state’s residency requirements.
These are as follows:
- At least one spouse must have lived in Colorado for a minimum of 91 days before initiating divorce proceedings
- When minor children are involved, those children must have lived in Colorado for at least 181 days before the initiation of divorce proceedings
(Special rules may apply to military spouses.)
Waiting Period for a Colorado Divorce
Colorado has a 91-day mandatory waiting period before the court will enter a final divorce decree.
The 91-day countdown begins on any of the following:
- The day the respondent spouse was legally notified of the divorce proceedings
- The day the spouses jointly filed for divorce
- The day the second spouse joined as a co-petitioner in the divorce
- The day the respondent’s spouse appeared in the case in any manner
Generally, Colorado divorces take six months to one year to finalize.
Colorado is a No-Fault Divorce State
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state meaning that neither spouse is blamed for the breakup of the marriage. Instead, Colorado’s grounds for divorce are that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Property Division in a Colorado Divorce
Colorado divides marital property equitably not equally in a divorce. Any property allocation is based upon the principles of fairness, not equality.
Marital property is any property acquired by the spouses after marriage. It includes anything of value held by either spouse such as:
- Equity in real estate
- Bank accounts, investments, and stocks
- Retirement accounts
- Cars and recreational vehicles
- Household goods
Unless the spouses agree otherwise, marital property is divided based on its value at the time of divorce not separation. Separate property is generally not included in the division of marital property.
If you are unsure about the status of your property, contact an experienced Arvada family law attorney.
Contact an Experienced Arvada Divorce Attorney Today
Let Danielsen Westhoff, PC, work with you to identify key issues and sticking points in your divorce. Our attorneys can represent you in negotiations, advise you in mediation, or aggressively advocate for you in a trial.
Learn more about Danielsen Westhoff and our services today by calling our Arvada office at (720) 739-1770. You can also send us a message online.