Experienced Colorado Divorce Lawyer Helps Clients Navigate Complex Proceedings

Committed Denver attorney provides a helping hand in the midst of divorce

Garts Law LLC focuses solely on family law and represents clients who are facing a range of divorce issues.

In the state of Colorado, you are permitted to file for divorce based on the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, without the need to present proof that either party was at fault. The law requires that at least one party to the divorce has been a Colorado resident for at least three months before filing for dissolution of the marriage, which can be granted by a judge after a minimum of 90-days.

With over 17 years of experience advocating for the rights of families, I am dedicated to achieving the best possible client outcomes through effective and compassionate representation and am equipped to assist you with the divorce process.

Skilled attorney assists with equitable distribution of marital property

Colorado is an equitable property state, so any marital property — such as joint bank accounts, investments, stock options or vehicles — is divided fairly (but not necessarily equally) between the divorcing spouses. The marital home is also subject to distribution and can be sold — with the profits divided by both parties — or can be awarded to one of them. The value of the marital property, along with each spouse’s contribution to the marriage and the economic circumstances of each spouse, will be taken into consideration.

Conversely, separate property, which refers to possessions owned by an individual spouse prior to the marriage, is not subject to marital division. My firm has experience determining if property classifies as marital or separate, which can potentially shield certain assets from equitable distribution.

Dependable counsel in the assignment of parental responsibilities

In Colorado, the court determines the allocation of parental responsibilities based on what is in the child’s best interests. I frequently represent parents, grandparents or other third parties when they are seeking child custody and visitation rights.

Accomplished advocate handles child support matters

The chief factors that go into a child support calculation include:

  • Number of children
  • Incomes of each spouse
  • Number of overnights (if more than 93 each year) for the non-custodial party
  • Health insurance costs
  • Day care (if applicable)

In the state of Colorado, child support typically continues until the child is 19 years old, but litigation can continue off and on until that time. My firm handles all aspects of child support, and I am prepared to zealously assist you until the emancipation of your last child.

Seasoned lawyer handles collaborative divorce cases

Collaborative divorce is a dispute resolution method by which the spouses and their attorneys work towards a negotiated divorce settlement with the aid of expert witness reports and opinions. The spouses and their lawyers execute a contract stating that they will use their best efforts to avoid litigation and, if negotiations fail to achieve a settlement, that the lawyers are barred from representing their clients in court. I can help you pursue this method and hopefully achieve a swifter and less contentious resolution than by going to court.

Call today to schedule your free consultation with a knowledgeable Colorado divorce attorney

Garts Law LLC represents individuals in Denver and the surrounding counties in all types of divorce matters. To schedule your free consultation, call 303-395-5179 or contact me online.

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  • Denver Office


    700 17th Street
    Suite 1300
    Denver, Colorado 80202



Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    When I first met with James I had been served with divorce papers the week prior, and my now ex-wife had filed a restraining order prohibiting contact with her and our 4 year old son. She had hired a notoriously malicious (and very expensiv...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I visited James Garts for legal advice a couple times. He was referred to me by a co-worker because I was looking for a family law attorney. James explained things to me very well and let me know what all of my options were. I could tell th...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    I called James Garts, after I caught my wife in an affair, to brace for possible divorce. James listened attentively, finally asking "Do you want to divorce your wife? I think you two might be able to work through this." (Here's a to...
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    — Client