Broomfield Same-Sex Family Law Attorney
While no two families are exactly alike, every family must endure growing pains, conflict, and change. Nontraditional families who face family law issues in Colorado may be presented with challenges that require the help of an experienced same-sex family law attorney.
At Danielsen Westhoff, PC, our Broomfield same-sex family law attorneys work with same-sex couples and divorcing spouses to find creative solutions to even the most complex problems. Call us in Broomfield today at (720) 739-1770 to schedule your appointment or use our online form.
Why Choose Danielsen Westhoff, PC?
At Danielsen Westhoff, PC, we want you to understand your legal rights and interests under Colorado family law. When you meet with one of our Broomfield family law attorneys, we will walk you through the legal process as it applies to your situation.
Danielsen Westhoff, PC, handles all areas of same-sex family law matters including but not limited to:
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Parenting time and responsibilities
- Modifications of parenting time agreements
- Division of marital property
- Spousal maintenance
- Child support
- Dissolution of marriage or a civil union
Danielsen Westhoff, PC, provides compassionate, effective legal services at affordable rates. Discuss your family law matter with one of our professionals now.
Colorado’s laws on marriage and divorce are no different for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015, and same-sex couples have the same legal rights and responsibilities as any other couple in the event of a divorce or legal separation.
However, divorce and legal separation can create special issues for same-sex spouses where property division is concerned.
Property Division in Same-Sex Divorce
Same-sex couples who marry late in their relationship and disagree as to how to divide their property and debts may struggle when petitioning the court for help.
Many same-sex couples have shared and accumulated assets together for years before their “legally” recognized marriages. Distinguishing the difference between marital property and separate property may be a near impossibility for couples living together as married or married prior to 2015.
An officially recognized marriage start date can make a huge difference in equitable property division affecting both spouses’ finances for years to come.
Spousal maintenance is another term for alimony. When a same-sex spouse requests maintenance in a divorce or legal separation, the court will consider their request from the date of marriage.
Spousal maintenance in Colorado is highly dependent on the length of the marriage making the start date of the marriage key to any support award.
Contact an Experienced Broomfield Attorney for Help Today
An experienced Broomfield same-sex family law attorney can help to remedy same-sex family law issues including duration of marriage. At Danielsen Westhoff, PC, we can create a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to protect your property rights in the event of a divorce or legal separation.
We can also assist you if you have a cohabitation agreement and need a knowledgeable attorney to protect your interests during the property division process. Regardless of your same-sex legal matter, it is vital to seek advice from skilled legal counsel.
Danielsen Westhoff is ready to work with you. Call us in our Broomfield office at (720) 739-1770 and schedule your consultation with a member of our team.