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Boulder Divorce Lawyers

When you are ready to move forward with a divorce, it is crucial to take the right steps to protect your rights and interests during and after the process. The Boulder divorce attorneys at The Burnham Law Firm can help you navigate the complexities of divorce and help you achieve the best outcome.

Our attorneys review the details of your case and explain your options for proceeding during the initial case evaluation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney at The Burnham Law Firm.


What Court in Boulder Handles Divorce?

The Boulder County Combined Court (20th Judicial District) is the court that handles divorce cases, as well as other family legal issues, throughout Boulder County. The main phone number for this Court is (303)441-3750, and it is located at 1777 6th St., Boulder.


When Should I File for Divorce?

It depends on your circumstances, needs and goals. While a  lawyer at Burnham Law can provide more insight regarding when it’s best for you to file (i.e., get your case started), in general, it’s advised that you:

• Do not wait to file if domestic violence, abuse or other issues are threatening your safety or the safety of your child(ren) – In these situations, emergency protective orders (and other measures) can be pursued in order to protect you and your child(ren) as you proceed forward.
• Take the time necessary to prepare before you proceed with the case. Some of these steps include setting up a bank account in your own name, setting up a P.O. Box, and gathering records regarding your marital property and debts.


How Do I File for Divorce in Boulder?

To initiate a divorce case in Boulder, you will need to complete the required court form(s). The number of forms may vary, depending on whether you and your spouse have children or not. Additional forms and paperwork may be necessary, depending on your needs and situation. You should always consult an attorney before filing on your own.


Once you have filed the required forms and paid the fees, the next step is to provide your spouse with a copy of the divorce petition. Your spouse will then be given 21 days to file a response. The time it takes your spouse to file a response and the nature of that response will influence the next steps in the process.


How Much Will a Divorce Cost?

The cost in Boulder depends on the details of a given case and, in particular, factors like (but not necessarily limited to):

• Whether divorcing parties are proceeding with an uncontested or contested divorce case
• The complexity and scope of the marital assets (including both marital property and marital debt)
• Whether allegations of domestic violence, hidden marital assets, etc. complicate the case
• Whether divorcing parties are able or willing to compromise on some issues in order to facilitate a resolution.

In general, the costs can be reduced if or when:

• Parties are able to proceed with an uncontested divorce.
• Parties are willing to work together (like in mediation) to resolve the issue(s) of their contested divorce.
• There are no complicating factors (like allegations of hidden assets, etc.) that require additional hearings and/or investigation.

Why Should You Hire A Divorce Lawyer?

A divorce lawyer at The Burnham Law Firm can offer aggressive and compassionate legal support and representation throughout this difficult phase in your life. By working with us, you can expect our attorneys to provide the following services:

• Advise you of your rights, explain the divorce process, and discuss your options
• Take care of all of the necessary court filings, paperwork, and other administrative work needed to start your case and make sure your case is moving forward
• Aggressively advocate your rights at every phase of your case
• Diligently strive toward securing the best possible outcome
• Provide sound advice to help you move forward after divorce

Do not settle for less in divorce representation.

Contact The Burnham Law Firm today and schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.