Accomplished Colorado Divorce Lawyers Seek Positive Resolutions
Effective matrimonial litigators with offices in Denver and Telluride
Ending a marriage is often a difficult process, but strong counsel from an experienced Colorado family lawyer can help you make choices that suit your needs. From offices in Denver and Telluride, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. provides comprehensive representation to divorcing spouses in all types of circumstances. In many cases, we can achieve a positive result while cutting down on stress and expense by using methods such as mediation and collaborative divorce to resolve key issues. Our attorneys have been assisting Coloradans since 1977 by tailoring our advice to the objectives and values of each client.
Experienced family attorneys handle all types of dissolution actions
You might not realize the choices you have when it is time for a divorce. RWO offers knowledgeable counsel on your options:
- No-fault dissolution — Colorado exclusively grants divorces on a no-fault basis. This means that all marriages are dissolved because the unions are irretrievably broken. Traditional fault grounds such as adultery or abandonment are not used, but marital misconduct can affect decisions on issues such as custody and property division.
- Uncontested divorce — When spouses agree on the terms of their divorce, they can execute a marital settlement agreement and present it to the court for approval. Our firm guides clients in these cases so that crucial matters are addressed fairly.
- Collaborative divorce — Some couples choose to end their marriage in a nonadversarial manner. The collaborative process allows spouse to work together and share information in pursuit of a mutually acceptable outcome. If you think this might a good choice for you, we’ll outline the steps and help you manage the details.
We’ll give you a thorough understanding of your options and go over the financial and family information that can affect these decisions.
Advocates pursue positive results in custody, property and alimony matters
Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, we’ll protect your rights and interests while handling issues such as:
- Alimony — In awarding alimony, known as maintenance under Colorado law, courts examine a series of factors to determine if one former spouse will have to pay the other. The most important consideration is the duration of the marriage, but the parties’ earning ability and living standards are also evaluated. We’ll explain how these factors apply in your situation.
- Child custody and visitation — Parental responsibilities are often handled jointly regardless of where the child maintains their primary residence. We make great efforts to resolve issues of parenting time and residence among the parties. Should the matter go to the judge, decisions are required to be made based on what the court believes is in the best interests of the child.
- Child support — If you and the parent of your minor child no longer live together, the law requires the payment of child support from the noncustodial parent. For initial determinations, as well as modification and enforcement actions, our lawyers provide effective advice and advocacy.
- Division of property — Because Colorado is an equitable distribution jurisdiction, the state’s courts decide how marital property should be divided if the spouses can’t agree. The judge’s decision does not have to allocate the value equally. In negotiations and court, we press for an outcome that is fair.
Our firm is dedicated to putting our clients in the best possible position as they start a new chapter in their lives. Usually, this means settling disputes outside of court. However, if litigation is the best way to protect your rights, we will represent your interests aggressively.
Attorneys on the RWO family law practice team are:
Jennifer C. Alldredge
Langdon J. Jorgensen — Chair
James B. Lapin
Cheryl Foster Smith
Contact our dedicated divorce attorneys in Denver and Telluride
Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. represents Colorado spouses who are going through a divorce. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-297-2600 or contact us online.