Longmont Divorce Attorney
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Divorce can be a stressful, confusing, and hotly contested legal process. During this trying time, you need someone on your side to help you make the rights decisions for yourself and your family.
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., our Longmont divorce lawyers can help you understand what to expect during the divorce process and make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. We can sit down with you, evaluate the circumstances of your divorce, listen to your concerns, and create an effective and personalized legal strategy that protects your rights and best interests.
Filing for a Colorado Divorce
Colorado is a “no-fault” state, meaning the court won’t consider either spouse’s fault or misconduct when granting the divorce, dividing property, or awarding spousal support or child custody. The only ground for divorce is the “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage, which means the couple can no longer get along with one another and there is no hope of reconciliation.
There is a residency requirement in Colorado. Either spouse must reside in the state for at least 90 days prior to filing for divorce, and children must live in Colorado 180 days prior to filing.
The most common types of divorce are the following:
- Contested divorce – When the couple is unable to agree on one or more terms (property division, child support, child custody, maintenance, etc.) of the divorce, it is considered a contested divorce. Since these cases can lead to court litigation, they are more costly and take longer to resolve.
- Uncontested divorce – When the couple agrees on all divorce issues, making the process less expensive and faster to resolve.
Ready to Get Started Today
With more than 30 years of legal experience, our legal team has helped many clients obtain favorable results. Not only can we guide you through the complexities of your family law case, but also help you start a new chapter in life.
Contact us at (720) 809-8310 to discuss your case today.