It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by divorce. The process can throw your life into a state of chaos and disrupt the things that are most important to you.
During this challenging time, it’s helpful to have a partner in your corner you know you can count on. Our Boulder, Colorado, attorneys are here to provide you with the legal support you need both in and out of the courtroom. They help you establish goals and then work to help you achieve them in family court.
Divorce is tough, but you never have to face it alone.
Divorce Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Men
Our Boulder attorneys exclusively practice family law with a focus on men’s divorce. That gives them a better understanding of the unique challenges you’re likely to face in the family court system as a man and father.
It is our mission to be advisors and advocates for men before, during, and after divorce, with a passionate devotion to excellence.
Advocates For Dad’s Rights and Fathers’ Rights
Since it was founded in 1990 by Joseph E. Cordell and his wife, Yvonne, Cordell & Cordell has battled the numerous stereotypes men and father face in the family court system.
The firm has grown to more than 100 offices across the United States and is now one of the largest family law firms serving men in the world. In 2015, Cordell & Cordell opened its first international office in the United Kingdom.
“Ijeoma did a great job of relating to me and hearing about my situation. She did a great job of standing up for me during meetings and mediation with opposing counsel when she needed to. It was great knowing that she was invested in my case as much as I was. I don’t think my case would have turned out any better with anyone else.”
“Robert has been handling everything – sending letters after every court hearing, explaining all issues about my case and the law that I may not understand. Robert gives great advice and keeps me informed at all times. I appreciate the services I have received at Cordell & Cordell. “
“Ijeoma communicated well with me from the very start. I knew exactly what to expect and was prepared. … Ijeoma gave me useful information and without her assistance, I would not have won last Friday’s hearing. I would re-retain Ijeoma and Cordell & Cordell in the future if I needed to fight further for custody.”
Frequently Asked Boulder Divorce Questions
How long do I have to live in Boulder before I can file for divorce?
Boulder does not have a specific residency requirement, but it is subject to a 90-day state of Colorado residency requirement.
Is there a mandatory waiting period in Boulder before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?
The mandatory waiting period is 90 days.
Colorado rules do not allow any activity on the case to take place, other than the exchanging of financial information and the Initial Status Conference, for the first 40 days after the Petition is filed.
It would probably take a minimum of 2-5 months to get even the least complex divorces finalized and at least 6-12 months to finalize complex divorces. Some cases take well over a year if there are contested child custody issues, substantial amounts of property to divide, and other such issues.
How can I serve my spouse in Boulder? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
You would serve your spouse by utilizing a private process server or a sheriff/constable.
You can serve by publication by filing a motion with the court that meets certain requirements, including attaching affidavits or other evidence to substantiate what efforts you made to personally serve your spouse and obtaining a court order to allow you to serve the other party by publication.
In Boulder, the notice would typically be published in the Denver Post because it’s a national publication that would (theoretically) provide notice to persons both in and outside of the state of Colorado.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in Boulder?
In Boulder (Boulder County), you have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, a Case Information Sheet, and a Summons to begin a divorce action and you have to serve all of them on the other party.
Where do I file for divorce in Boulder County?
You can file for divorce at the Justice Center for the Boulder County District Court at 1777 Sixth St. in Boulder.
How much are the filing fees at the Boulder County District Court?
Filing fees are $230 to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
Are there any Boulder County-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?
Although local customs and standards of practice often differ by county and/or division, there are no legal or procedural rules that differ because all of them are promulgated and applied on a statewide basis.