Pursuing divorce can be a difficult decision. The divorce process, however, can bring more challenges and adversity, especially when children or significant marital property may be involved. Regardless of how simple or complicated a divorce may seem, however, having an experienced attorney on your side can be pivotal to:

  • Successfully resolving your divorce
  • Achieving this resolution with minimal costs, stress and delays
  • Being able to move on with your life.

The Pueblo divorce attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth understand the challenges that can arise in divorce cases – and how to successfully overcome these challenges so our clients can obtain the best possible outcomes to their divorce cases. Let us help you protect your interests and navigate the complexities of the divorce process so you obtain the best possible resolution.

Contacting us can be critical to setting your divorce case up for success. We are ready to discuss your situation, address your concerns and explain the options for proceeding.

Colorado law has established a residency requirement for divorce in the state. To meet this requirement, either spouse has to have resided in Colorado for at least 90 days in order to be eligible to file for divorce in the state.

Please note, however, that some exceptions may apply and that this residency requirement may not be valid in the case of military divorce.

The only ground for divorce in Colorado is irreconcilable differences (because Colorado is a no-fault divorce state). Essentially, this means that at least one spouse must agree that there is no chance of reconciliation.

In the event that only one spouse deems there to be irreconcilable differences (i.e., one spouse wants the divorce and the other does not), Colorado law will permit the divorce to move forward.

The duration of a divorce case in Colorado depends on a number of different factors, like (but not restricted to) whether:

  • Divorcing parties agree on the issues of their divorce – Disputes over marital property, child custody and other matters of a divorce can prolong a case, especially if compromise is not possible and the dispute(s) need to be resolved by the court.
  • Children are involved – Parenting time, child support and/or paternity disputes can arise when a divorce involves children. Depending on the court and the case, divorcing parents may also be ordered by the court to complete parenting time classes.1
  • Certain allegations are made during the case – Allegations like hidden marital assets and domestic violence, for instance, can result in additional investigations, court hearings, etc., all of which can prolong a divorce case.

Additional factors that can impact the duration of a divorce case can include (and are not restricted to):

  • The nature and complexity of the marital property – More extensive marital property, including assets and debts, can take longer to inventory, appraise and/or divide between divorcing parties.
  • The needs and objectives of the divorcing parties – If, for example, one party is intent on getting through the divorce as quickly as possible, (s)he may be more willing to compromise in order to achieve a faster resolution. Alternatively, if one party is determined to “stick it” to the other party, (s)he may refuse to compromise and/or be focused on fighting every last issue out in court.

As you prepare for divorce, you can rely on our Pueblo divorce attorneys to provide you with the highest quality legal services for all aspects of your case. Some of the various divorce services we provide include (but are not restricted to):

  • Resolving disputes over marital property
  • Requesting or challenging requests for spousal maintenance
  • Resolving issues regarding paternity, child custody and visitation
  • Requesting or challenging requests for child support
  • Representing our clients in any and all court proceedings related to their divorce
  • Working out favorable marital settlements on behalf of our clients
  • Reviewing divorce agreements to ensure that our clients’ interests will be protected by the agreement in the future.

Our divorce and family law services do not end with a final divorce decree. Our Pueblo divorce attorneys also provide post-divorce services and representation for various matters like (but not limited to) enforcement of or modifications to:

  • Spousal maintenance obligations
  • Child custody and/or visitation agreements
  • Child support obligations.

Contact a Lawyer at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth

For essential answers about your divorce case, contact a Pueblo divorce lawyer at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth by calling (719) 415-3391 or emailing our firm.

Since 1972, our experienced and respected attorneys have been dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of the legal system in order to favorably resolve their important legal issues. With our lawyers on your side, you can be confident that your divorce case will be brought to a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible.