Denver Divorce Lawyer
Solution-Focused Family Law & Divorce Firm in Colorado
Our Denver divorce attorney and the rest of our team of legal professionals at Pesch Law Office PC stand behind our firm’s core belief when it comes to all matters regarding divorce: the only way out is through. We are solution-focused advocates and educators who deliver results with you and your family members’ best interests as our top priority.
We offer the following divorce services in the Denver metro area:
We do our best to help you reach an amicable divorce resolution, and we have made it a priority to equip you with the right resources for doing so. We currently have a non-attorney professional mediator on our team with a master’s degree in conflict resolution to accomplish this.
What sets us apart from other mediators is our approach. The first key difference is that we promote open and honest communication and prefer to host our mediation meetings in person in the presence of both spouses and their attorneys. Our second differentiator is that we host mediation sessions in three-to four-hour blocks. This eliminates the need to rush to a decision for the sake of time.
Divorce can be difficult on all family members involved. Therefore, we focus on amicable divorce as your first option. We do not rush to litigation right away as we want to help resolve your case in a way that is beneficial to all parties involved – especially children. An amicable divorce makes it more likely for you and your spouse to co-parent.
Sometimes litigation is necessary to dissolve a marriage, as a court ruling is required to move forward. If you are looking for an experienced and confident courtroom presence to fight to protect your rights, we are here to support you. Having an attorney experienced in both trial practice and preparation as well as amicable divorce proceedings can make all the difference when it comes time to resolve your divorce.
FAQ About Filing for Divorce in Colorado
How do I get a divorce in Denver?
- Meet the Colorado residency requirements.
- Complete your paperwork.
- File your paperwork with your local courthouse and pay the filing fee.
- Serve your spouse the divorce documents.
- Obtain a financial disclosure statement.
- Go through a temporary order or discovery period.
- Create a divorce agreement through mediation or arbitration or go to court for a litigated divorce.
- Obtain your final divorce documentation and orders from a judge.
Do I need a reason to file for divorce in Denver?
Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you do not have to prove to the court that your spouse committed an act of misconduct to obtain a divorce. You can cite an “irretrievable breakdown” as your reason for filing for a divorce.
Is there a residency requirement in Colorado to obtain a divorce?
Yes, either spouse must have lived in the state of Colorado for at least 90 days before filing for a divorce.
What is the cost to file divorce papers in Colorado?
The cost of filing a petition for the dissolution of a marriage in Colorado is $230. This amount may vary according to your situation, so contact our attorney for more information.
Consult with a Results-Driven Denver Divorce Attorney
If you are considering filing for divorce, consult with an experienced lawyer devoted to resolving your case. Let us help you create a strategy to come to an agreement that benefits both parties involved.
You’re hiring us to NOT have things ‘get messy.’ Though we're well prepared for anything, we see going to trial as a last resort. Our primary goal, if possible, is to help our clients reach an agreement. That being said, you are hiring us for legal representation and need a trusted advocate in your corner. We never lose sight of this.
Transparency is a core value that we take seriously. We ensure that you’re informed every step of the way. You’ll be notified of every phone call, email, and stamped letter both sent and received. However, we take great tact not to overwhelm you with the unnecessary steps of the process.
Boutique for a Reason
As an intentionally small divorce and family law office, we take the time and care to become working partners with our clients. We don’t just provide one way from point A to B. When it comes to one of the most vulnerable events of your life, the last thing you need is a cookie-cutter approach. Our process involves mapping out several options so you can choose the cleanest path forward.
Once an agreement is reached, there are still a number of things to wrap up and loose ends to secure. We take the time to stay engaged with you for as long as needed to ensure you're well informed for whatever next steps you'll need to take.