The Ins and Outs of Same-Sex Divorce in Colorado

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Same-sex divorce, also known as same-sex divorce, can be a complicated and emotional process. At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we understand Colorado's unique challenges in same-sex divorce. That's why we've put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process. In this blog post, we'll cover everything from the legal requirements to the emotional impact of same-sex divorce.

Legal Requirements for Same-Sex Divorce in Colorado

In Colorado, the legal requirements for same-sex divorce are the same as for opposite-sex couples. To file for divorce, one spouse must have lived in Colorado for at least 91 days. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse has to show fault or wrongdoing to file for divorce. The court will consider several factors when dividing property, including the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial resources, and the contribution of each spouse to the marriage.

Child Custody and Support in Same-Sex Divorce

Child custody and support can be particularly challenging in same-sex divorce. Colorado law recognizes both parents as legal parents, regardless of genetic or adoptive status. This means both parents can seek custody or visitation with their children even if one of the parents is not the genetic parent of the child. Child support is determined based on each parent's income, the number of children, and the amount of time each parent spends with the children.

Emotional Impact of Same-Sex Divorce

Divorce is a difficult and emotional process for anyone, but same-sex divorce can be especially challenging. LGBTQ+ individuals may face stigma and discrimination from family, friends, and society at large. It's important to prioritize self-care during this time and seek support from a therapist or support group if needed. Our law firm also offers LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling services to support our clients through the emotional impact of same-sex divorce.

Why Choose Knies, Helland & McPherson for Same-Sex Divorce in Colorado

At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we understand the unique challenges that come with same-sex divorce in Colorado. Our experienced attorneys are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to our LGBTQ+ clients. We pride ourselves on our LGBTQ+ affirmative approach and our dedication to fighting for our clients' rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our same-sex divorce services.

Same-sex divorce in Colorado can be a complex and emotional process. It's important to understand the legal requirements, child custody and support, and the emotional impact of same-sex divorce. At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we're here to support and guide you through every step of the process.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our same-sex divorce services. (719) 626-8530

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