Common Law Marriage & Divorce

Navigating Common Law Marriage and Divorce in Colorado

At Whitson Family Law, we understand the complexity and sensitivity surrounding common law marriage and divorce in Colorado. Common law marriage refers to a legal relationship where a couple lives together and holds themselves out as married without a formal ceremony. In Colorado, meeting specific criteria, including mutual consent and cohabitation, validates this union as legally binding.

Navigating common law divorce demands meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of Colorado’s statutes. Dissolving a common law marriage involves property division, spousal support, and potentially child-related matters. Our services are tailored to guide you through this challenging terrain with compassion and expertise.

Why work with an experienced attorney on these cases? The nuances of common law marriage and divorce in Colorado require a seasoned professional who comprehends the intricacies of the law. Our team is well-versed in the statutes governing common law unions and the unique considerations they entail.

We recognize the emotional toll that divorce can take, especially when entangled in a common law marriage. That’s why our approach is not just legally astute but empathetic. We prioritize understanding your unique circumstances, working tirelessly to secure fair outcomes in property division, spousal support, and custody matters.

At Whitson Family Law, we strive to provide comprehensive legal guidance, ensuring your rights are protected and advocating for your best interests throughout the entire process. We believe in empowering our clients with knowledge and support during what can be a challenging time, offering a compassionate hand to guide you toward a brighter future.

Legal Overview

At Whitson Family Law, our commitment to representing our clients with expertise and efficacy hinges on our deep understanding of the pertinent statutes governing common law marriage and divorce in Colorado. Knowledge of these statutes is the bedrock of our success in providing comprehensive legal representation.

  1. Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 14-2-109: Defines common law marriage in Colorado and outlines the requirements for a valid common law marriage, such as cohabitation and mutual consent.
  2. Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 14-10-114: Governs the dissolution of common law marriages in Colorado, addressing property division, spousal support, and child custody matters.
  3. Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) § 14-10-112: Covers the equitable distribution of marital property upon divorce, including factors considered in dividing assets and debts.

It’s important to note that statutes may vary on a case-by-case basis, and our team remains diligent in customizing our approach to meet the unique needs of each individual client.

At Whitson Family Law, our approach to common law marriage and divorce cases in Colorado is defined by a strategic and personalized methodology crafted around the specific legal strategies that best serve our clients. Our team’s expertise ensures a thorough and effective legal representation.

  1. Establishing Common Law Marriage: Collecting evidence to prove cohabitation, mutual consent, and holding out as married, which may include joint financial accounts, shared property, or testimonies from witnesses.
  2. Asset and Debt Division: Strategizing fair distribution of property acquired during the common law marriage, including real estate, retirement accounts, and debts incurred during the relationship.
  3. Child Custody and Support: Advocating for the best interests of children born within the common law marriage, addressing custody arrangements, parenting plans, and child support.

It’s important to note that legal strategies may differ based on the unique circumstances of each case, and our commitment remains unwavering in adapting our approach to suit the individual needs of our clients.

At Whitson Family Law, we approach common law marriage and divorce cases in Colorado with a focus on achieving favorable outcomes that align with our clients’ best interests. Our extensive experience allows us to anticipate and pursue a range of possible outcomes in these complex legal matters.

  1. Recognition of Common Law Marriage: Successful establishment of a common law marriage can result in entitlement to marital property, spousal support, and rights regarding children.
  2. Equitable Property Distribution: Fair division of assets and debts acquired during the common law marriage, considering factors like financial contributions and individual needs.
  3. Child Custody Arrangements: Determination of custody, visitation schedules, and child support obligations, prioritizing the welfare of the children involved.

It’s important to acknowledge that potential outcomes can vary significantly based on individual circumstances and the specific interpretation of Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). As such, our commitment remains steadfast in tailoring our strategies to each unique case, advocating tirelessly to achieve the most advantageous outcomes for our clients.

Contact Whitson Law Today

We understand the weight of this phase in your life. Whitson Family Law is here to stand by your side, providing compassionate and comprehensive legal representation as you navigate this challenging chapter. Contact us today, and let’s work together towards a brighter tomorrow.

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