Even the most amicable divorces can be difficult and cause a strain on families involved. Regardless of whether it was your decision or not, you’ll need support getting through this difficult time. A trusted local divorce attorney can help you navigate the confusing world of family law and defend your rights.

Tune into our divorce lawyer blog to learn everything you need to know about divorce in Arapahoe. If you are facing legal separation or a divorce, contact your local family law attorney, Kelli J. Malcolm, for your free 30-minute consultation today!

  1. Understanding Colorado Common Law Marriage

    Colorado is a common law state, meaning that couples do not need to go through the formal marriage process to establish a legal union. While this makes things easier for couples who commit to each other but don’t want the pomp and circumstance of a legal marriage and wedding, it can also make thin…Read More

  2. What is Legal Separation in New Colorado?

    If you are married and you and your spouse want to split, you have two main options in the state of Colorado — dissolution of marriage and legal separation. When most people think about legal separation, they consider it a stepping stone to divorce, but, in fact, it is its own entity. Legal separa…Read More

  3. What Happens to Property in a Colorado Divorce?

    States take different approaches in determining to whom the property belongs when it is acquired during the marriage. Obviously, the property that one acquired before marriage belongs to that person. However, any increase of separate property value is considered marital property and is subject to di…Read More

  4. Can I Move Out During a Divorce?

    Divorce is often one of the most stressful times of your life. One of the hardest parts of a divorce can be deciding when – and how – to leave the family house, an exceptionally emotional process. Legally, an important question is also “How will moving out affect my divorce, as well as my cust…Read More

  5. Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce?

    For most pet owners, family pets are more than just animals. They are members of the family. This issue can become a problem when spouses decide to divorce. Who gets to keep the family pet? How are pets treated in a divorce in the State of Colorado? Pets Are Personal Property The term property can b…Read More

  6. Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?

    Going through a divorce can be an emotionally-charged and stressful process. It can also be an expensive occurrence, as well. For this reason, many parties try to save on costs by settling issues related to a divorce without the help of an attorney. The decision whether to hire or not hire an attorn…Read More

  7. 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

    Going through a divorce can be a complicated and stressful time. Many couples rely upon the bad or misplaced advice of others and make mistakes or bad decisions that could completely derail their goal in the divorce. What are some of these common mistakes? 1. Relying Upon the Advice of Others Everyo…Read More

  8. Domestic Violence and Divorce

    Divorce can be an emotional process for anyone involved, but adding the elements of domestic violence in the relationship can heighten these emotions even more. Past and current domestic violence in the relationship can play a significant part in the divorce process, especially if children are invol…Read More

  9. Understanding Spousal Support In Colorado

    A dissolution can result in many different orders, including property division, parenting time, child support, as well as spousal support. In fact, in the State of Colorado, in legal separation and dissolution cases, Colorado courts have the authority to order one spouse alimony, more commonly known…Read More

  10. Is Mediation Right For My Divorce?

    Divorce is a stressful and often antagonistic process. If parties have come to the point where they are wanting to end their relationship, it is safe to say that they may not be getting along. Many people believe that divorce is going to end up in a lengthy court proceeding, but that does not have t…Read More