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Experienced Family Attorneys Serving Denver, Colorado

Skilled legal counselors handle matrimonial and parenting litigation

Family law is first and foremost an area of the law that impacts the heart. While dissolving your ties to a spouse, your paramount concern if you’re a parent will be safeguarding your loving relationship with your children. However, family law can be enormously complex, especially when a two-career couple tries to settle a high-net-worth marital estate. Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. gives clients such as you a distinct advantage over stand-alone divorce practices. Our family law practice exists within a full-service business law firm with resources for managing sophisticated tax issues, estate planning, real estate, business ownership, and complex financial assets. This enables our family law attorneys, drawing on more than 60 years of combined experience, to build a compelling case to protect your property rights.

Comprehensive legal assistance for your Colorado divorce

RWO provides skilled representation for the dissolution of marriage. We advise clients on their options — divorce, simplified divorce, legal separation, annulment — and the different processes for achieving their goals, such as traditional litigation, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Colorado is strictly a no-fault divorce state, so petitioners do not allege marital misconduct as grounds for dissolution. However, no-fault divorce is not the same thing as uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is one where the parties arrive at a complete marital settlement agreement, which they present to the court for approval. If the parties cannot reach a settlement, any outstanding issues are set for trial and the divorce becomes contested.

Divorce issues that must be decided by agreement or a judge’s order are:

  • Alimony — The court examines all relevant factors to determine whether it is appropriate for one spouse to support the other for a limited or extended period of time.
  • Child custody and visitation — The primary consideration for the court in deciding where your children will live and who will make decisions for their health and welfare is “the best interests of the child.”
  • Child support — Your children are entitled to support from both parents. Generally, a noncustodial parent will pay child support to a custodial parent. Courts must follow legal guidelines for basic child support, but they have discretion to order payments that maintain children at the standard of living they would have enjoyed if not for the divorce.
  • Division of property — Colorado is an equitable distribution state; parties keep the entirety of their separate property, but the court divides marital assets and debts in a manner it views as fair, but not necessarily evenly.

Although our family law team pursues swift and cost-effective results whenever possible, we are well known for thorough and aggressive litigation when necessary.

Firm assists with adoptions, order modifications and marital agreements

We are a full-service family law practice, so our experience extends beyond divorce issues to other matters of family law, including:

  • Adoption — We provide representation for prospective parents to help ensure the process goes smoothly and the adoption is finalized according to the letter of the law.
  • Marital agreements — We negotiate, draft, and review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for parties who want to protect their separate property in the event of divorce.
  • Post-divorce modifications — When a substantial change in circumstances compels you to seek a modification to a divorce decree, child custody, child support, or spousal support order, we provide advice and representation.

We are committed to personalized service, so you can expect our team to be highly responsive to your family law concerns.

Attorneys on the RWO family law practice team are:

Contact our experienced family law attorneys in Denver and Telluride

The family law practice at Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. combines the empathy and personal concern of a boutique domestic relations practice with the robust resources of a top business law firm. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-296-2700 or contact us online. We have offices in Denver, conveniently located at 1099 18th Street in the heart of downtown and in Telluride.