Divorce Lawyers in Denver Helping Individuals through Divorce

No family is immune to disagreements. That’s just how life works. While some of these disagreements can take an immense emotional and physical toll on everyone involved. The award-winning Denver family law attorneys are aware of and sympathetic to this fact. Whether you’re dealing with a divorce, complex asset division, or an embattled custody case, trust our legal team to bring clarity out of family law chaos.

Why Choose Us?

  • An 5000 honoree for three years in succession
  • We care deeply about our clients and families, and that shows in our service.
  • Our team of family law attorneys has decades of experience in a wide range of family law matters.
  • We treat you as a real human with real problems that deserve close attention, careful consideration, and meticulous resolution.
  • Our track record in family law matters is hard to dispute and even harder to match. We’ve successfully protected the rights and interests of Denver residents just like you in their divorce and family law cases for years now and can’t wait to add yours to this rich list.

When you want to protect yourself, your future, or your child’s welfare, please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.


The Denver office is located at: 7900 E. Union Ave. Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80237

Putting Our Clients’ Needs First

No matter what you might have heard about marriage, the sad truth is that even the rosiest unions do end up in divorce. If you’re facing the prospect of divorce, know that you’re not alone—a Denver family law attorney at Petrelli Previtera is on hand to guide you and offer a listening ear during what is probably the most difficult time of your entire life.

Our legal team is recognized by clients for our client-centered approach to tackling family legal issues, and we can’t wait to put the same expertise to work for you. During the initial consultation, we’ll start by listening to any goals and expectations that you might have. Then, using the information on our hands, we’ll suggest a unique legal strategy that caters to your specific needs and interests while leaving no stone unturned.

In addition to divorce and complex property and business division cases, we regularly support people with a range of family law issues, including:

No matter the scope or complexity of your family law case, our Denver family law attorney is well prepared to help you achieve the result you need and deserve. All you have to do is get in touch with us at your earliest opportunity.

Denver Family Laws

Divorce Laws

Colorado, like most other states, is primarily a “no fault” divorce. What this means is that the court will not consider either partner’s fault or misconduct when ruling on divorce, alimony, or property division cases.

For a judge to grant your divorce petition, you must prove beyond reasonable doubt that your marriage is truly on its deathbed (i.e., “irretrievably broken”). In other words, you must show that there’s no chance for the two of you to reconcile.

Child Custody

There’s no such thing as “custody” in Colorado. “Parental responsibilities” is the term that most courts use when referring to custody. Parental responsibilities essentially refers to the decisions regarding who the child will live with, when visitation (or parenting time) will take place, and who makes major life decisions.

In a Denver custody determination, the courts will typically make a ruling based on a child’s best interests. This simply means the presiding judge will consider what is best for the child, including the distance between the two parents’ houses, the child’s preferences, the parents’ mental and physical condition, and the willingness of each parent to share the child, among other pertinent factors.

It’s also worth noting that Colorado is not a mother or father state—that is, the law does not favor either party when making custody determinations. Rather, it encourages custody and parental responsibility to be split equally between parents.

Child Support

In Colorado, a child support agreement forged by the parents might not be recognized by the court if it’s considerably less than what is recommended by the “Child Support Guidelines.” That’s because child support is considered a fundamental right of the child under the law, not something to debate on.

When calculating child support payments, the state follows an overarching model known as “income shares.” This model approximates how much money the parents would spend on a child per month if they weren’t divorced. Thereafter, each parent’s net income is evaluated, and the amount determined by the model is divided proportionately between the custodial and non-custodial parent.

Asset or Property Division

Colorado is an “Equitable Distribution” state, which means that marital property is never subject to a 50/50 distribution. In other words, assets accrued during a marriage are often split in a manner that the court deems “fair” and just.

Whether you need assistance with complex asset division, contentious divorce, spousal support, child support, or custody, our Denver family law attorney can help. Call us today at (303) 416-7086 to schedule your first exhaustive consultation.

Denver Family Law Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How Long Do I Have to Live in Colorado to Be Eligible for Divorce?

Either you or your spouse must reside in Colorado for at least 91 days before filing for divorce.

2. What is the Difference Between Dissolution of Marriage and Legal Separation in Colorado?

A legal separation has one main legal repercussion that dissolution of marriage lacks: neither party can remarry after the proceedings. Dissolution of marriage, on the other hand, allows both parties to remarry if and when they want to.

3. My Ex Is Not Complying With the Terms of Our Parenting Plan or Separation Agreement. What Should I Do?

While there are many remedies available for these kinds of situations, the best one would be to let a Denver family law attorney review the specific facts of your case and propose a range of strategic options and probable outcomes.

High-Caliber Family Law Attorneys You Can Trust

Each Denver family attorney at Petrelli Previtera, is respected and knowledgeable of family law. Our rich collection of accolades and recognitions lay testament to that fact.

Don’t Wait—The Best Time to Contact Our Award-Winning Denver Family Law Attorney is Now

Time is of the essence when you’re facing a delicate and hotly contested family law matter such as custody, spousal support, child custody, or divorce. The best time to contact a Denver family law attorney was yesterday; the second-best time is now. Reach out to us today at (720) 821-6440 and start building a strong foundation for the next chapter of your life.