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Experienced Divorce & Separation Counsel In Colorado

At Peek Goldstone, LLC, our divorce lawyers in Colorado understand that our clients are going through what is, at best, an emotionally difficult process. 

If you need a separation or a divorce and would like to speak with a member of our firm, you can be sure your inquiry will be met with sincere concern for your family’s welfare. If there is a possibility of reconciliation, we can help you reconcile. 

If there is no possibility of reconciliation, we can help with the separation or divorce process.

What is the Waiting Period for Divorce in Colorado?

Colorado has a mandatory 91-day waiting period for divorce. The waiting period begins after the initial petition is filed and the other party is served. The court can only finalize the divorce after 91 days have passed.

The waiting period is when couples can work through marital issues or reconcile. Couples who agree on all the matrimonial problems can finalize their divorce in the shortest possible time frame.

Most cases in Colorado take six to nine months. The court may grant a divorce petition within 90 days of filing if it determines irreconcilable differences exist.

Colorado does not require spouses to be legally separated before filing for divorce. However, at least one spouse must have lived in Colorado for 91 days before filing.

There are a few exceptions to the waiting period. For example, the court may waive the waiting period if there is a case of domestic violence or child abuse. Additionally, the court may waive the waiting period if one spouse is in the military and is being deployed overseas.

Legal Separations

A legal separation is a solid option to consider when you want to end your marriage and there are religious or other objections to getting a divorce. It may also be an option for you to cooperate with a spouse who wants legal separation instead of a divorce. 

If you do this it may be more likely that you will be able to obtain agreement on another issue that is of importance to you such as getting a child custody agreement without making waves over the issue of divorce.

If you are considering divorce in Colorado, it is vital to understand the waiting period or legal separation requirements. It would help if you also spoke with an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights and options

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Does it matter who files for divorce first in Colorado?

In Colorado, it doesn't matter who files for divorce first. Judges need to consider who filed the case when making decisions. However, there may be some personal advantages to filing first, such as: 

  • Choosing the court location
  • Controlling the pace of the divorce
  • Making the first impression

The courts give equal consideration to the claims made by the petitioner and the respondent.

Divorce Counsel

Divorce can be compared to a risky business transaction; you need to know you can rely on your partner. The process involves reorganizing the legal, financial, and social relationships between you and your spouse, and you can rely on our divorce attorneys in Colorado to remain focused on your best interests and the welfare of your children.

Is Colorado a 50/50 State in a Divorce?

No, Colorado is not a 50/50 state in a divorce. Colorado is an "equitable distribution" state, which means the family court aims to award each spouse their fair share of marital property. The Colorado court will consider factors such as: 

  • Each spouse's contribution to the marriage
  • The income and earning potential of the individuals involved
  • The couple's child custody arrangement, if applicable

The Colorado court does not need to divide assets in half. They can separate them 60/40 percent or in some other manner. 

The Family Law Lawyers At Peek Goldstone, LLC Can Help With:

  • Divorce
  • Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Property Distribution
  • Legal Separations
  • Invalidity of Marriage (Annulment)
  • Much More

What is the fastest way to get a divorce in Colorado?

The fastest way to get a divorce in Colorado is to file for an uncontested divorce. The court may grant an uncontested divorce after you submit an affidavit. This option can make divorce less stressful and time-consuming for both partners.

Our Greeley Family Law Lawyers Are on Your Side

Family law matters can be complex and emotional, and our family law attorneys are here to support you. Our Greely lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support. 

Our divorce attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests and to achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce case.

Our attorneys in Greeley offer a consultation so that you can learn more about our services and how we can help you.

If you are facing a family law matter, contact our Greeley office today.

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      Brian Klein and Brie Garhart were just outstanding with my case. Throughout the process they listened to my concerns and worked hard to get the outcome that was more than satisfactory for me. They were with me all the way calming my fears and at the end celebrating the outcome. So glad to have met them both and to have had the opportunity for them to work on my case and I now call them friends.
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      Having received poor advice from a different law office and attorney, I was feeling distressed due to the criminal charges made against me. Seeing an ad for Peek Goldstone in my local paper, I gave them a call. Right from the initial consultation I knew I had found the right person for the job! Brian Klein treated me with respect and was nothing short of brilliant in his ability to leave no stone unturned in order to represent me in the best possible light. Will you have to pay for his services? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes! I highly recommend Brian Klein at Peek Goldstone for your criminal case.
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