Colorado Divorce Attorney
Don't Face Difficult Family Law Issues Alone
Who gets the house? Who gets the car? How are the parenting rights and responsibilities divided? At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we will fight to protect your rights. Backed by 30 years of experience in the field of family law and thousands of divorce, child custody, paternity and domestic violence cases, we have the skills and knowledge to safeguard your future. From simple division of property cases to complex property and business ownership cases, we have the skills and commitment to help you through the procedures for dissolution. In cases including children, we understand the concerns and are able to help you protect your children's best interests.
Why Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.?
- Focused on favorable results in a timely manner
- Hundreds of Colorado families helped
- Proven litigators and negotiators
- Emphasis on close client communication
- 30 years serving men and women across the state
Tell us about your concerns during an initial consultation – (720) 809-8310.
Q:Do I need to prove the reason for the divorce?
A:You do not need to prove any grounds for divorce in Colorado. The Court will not ask you to describe why you are getting a divorce. The spouse filing for divorce just needs to tell the court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” There is no need to prove that there was infidelity, abuse, or gross financial mismanagement in order to get a divorce, though those issues may impact some of the issues to be settled or determined in the divorce case.
Q:How is parenting time split by Colorado family law courts?
A:The court, by default, assumes that a child benefits the most from spending time with each parent and that both parents should be able to participate in decision-making on behalf of the child equally. The Court orders specific parenting plans based on the best interests of the child, and the circumstances of the parties determines the best schedule.
Q:Do mothers get priority in child custody orders?
A:Neither mothers nor fathers have priority in child custody cases. The Court uses the best interests of the child as a guide to make orders concerning the child. The Court prioritizes the child’s needs over the parents’ needs.
Q:What is marital property in a divorce?
A:All assets and debts accumulated while married are presumed to be marital property. There are a few exceptions, including inheritances and gifts. However, even inheritances or gifts can become marital property if they are used in certain ways, such as purchasing a joint asset. During a divorce, the court will to divide all marital property equitably. Equitable distribution is based on what is found to be fair, not necessarily equal.
Q:How is paternity established?
A:Paternity can be established in three ways in Colorado. First, paternity is automatically assigned to the man who is married to a woman when she gives birth unless he denies paternity at the time of birth. Second, paternity can be voluntarily assigned if both parents agree. Last, a court order can assign paternity, such as in a contentious divorce, after a paternity test and analysis of the child’s relationship with each possible father is conducted.
Whether you are dealing with a contested or an uncontested divorce, we have the tools and skills required to protect your rights and interests during the divorce process. Our divorce lawyers have proven trial skills and an impressive track record of success. Should your case need to go to trial, you can feel confident in knowing you are being represented by a reputable law firm.
In addition, we can assist you with other divorce-related issues such as:
Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through a divorce.