The Knowledge You Expect. The Compassion You Deserve.

Get a Divorce in Colorado Springs

Assisting Clients during this Challenging Transition

The grounds for obtaining a divorce or legal separation is that the "marriage is irretrievably broken." Only one party needs to testify that the marriage is irretrievably broken and that counseling or therapy would not lead to reconciliation. At Drexler Law, we know that going through a divorce can be difficult. We are here to help you determine how your situation will play a role in the final outcome. We serve clients in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.

Dial (719) 259-0050 now or contact us online to schedule a consultation with the Colorado divorce team at Drexler Law.

Is Colorado a No-Fault State for Divorce?

A no-fault divorce is meant to minimize the conflict and retaliation common in the divorce process. Of course, this ignores the fact that emotion, frustration, and anger usually stem from infidelity and can impact the entire mood of the divorce proceedings.

While adultery, domestic violence, wasting of financial assets, and other accusations can contribute to a divorce, the court can still hear testimony if the same evidence is relevant for other purposes. The most common examples involve economic waste where one party throws money away and then demands a high level of spousal maintenance of alimony.

Issues of infidelity or cheating are rarely relevant to a divorce case. Courts tend to issue final orders regarding parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance (alimony), property division, debt allocation, and asset division without much regard to any misconduct by either party.

What Does No-Fault Divorce Really Mean?

Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means neither party has to assert wrongdoing to file or obtain a divorce. However, no-fault does not mean that the circumstances of the breakup of a marriage or relationship are irrelevant or that they won't come up in court.

Our attorneys understand that marriages and relationships break down and that marriages or civil unions can become irretrievably broken regardless of the efforts on the part of the couple. Many clients approach us after extensive marital and relationship counseling. Some clients have retained us, and we have encouraged them to suspend or stop the divorce proceedings until they were confident the marriage or relationship was really over.

Settling a High-Conflict Divorce

When assisting our clients with divorce, keeping conflict at a minimum is our priority at Drexler Law. We understand you have a lot on your plate and have to focus on matters such as custody, property division, and to ensure your livelihood is safeguarded for the future. The following are some tips for successfully going through asset division, without being taken for a fool.

  • Make a priority list for yourself. Certain assets have a sentimental value that might not be felt by the other partner. Therefore, it is important to make a list of assets that you absolutely want to take with you, no matter what. This should be a list of items that you are prepared to trade anything for in the negotiation process. This will help you have a clear goal in the process.
  • Make an inventory of all assets and property. There should also be a complete list of inventory made, so that all assets can literally be put on the table and discussed.
  • Know what compromise is. The end goal of a divorce is ultimately peace of mind, freedom and a new chapter. These are great, positive things, and you should therefore be willing to make some compromises in order to achieve this.

Source: Expert Beacon, "What to do if you disagree when dividing assets during a divorce," Lori Barkus, accessed Nov. 17, 2017

Does the Reason for Divorce Ever Matter?

Some marriages and relationships simply erode or the parties grow apart without clear fault to either party. Other reasons that relationships end may be due to infidelity, drug or alcohol addiction, sex addictions, money problems, disagreement between parenting roles or raising a child, or financial strain caused by irresponsible spending, addictions or gambling problems.

While Colorado is a no-fault state, there are cases where the reason for the breakup of the relationship is important. After all, shouldn't the court know that a party continues to throw money away to feed an addiction if the same party is making an unreasonable demand of financial support in the divorce proceedings?

In other cases, an incident of child abuse will be highly relevant in a child custody proceeding or in a divorce case involving children.

Dial (719) 259-0050 now and schedule a consultation with our firm.

Trusted Family Law Attorneys

See What Makes Us Unique

  • Knowledgeable

    Our priority is to give our clients the best chance at a fair and favorable outcome.

  • Compassionate

    We understand that what you are going through is not easy.

  • Flexible

    We are available and there for you, whenever you need us.

  • Experienced

    We will vigorously protect your rights as we guide you through the process.

  • Comforting

    We believe in maintaining a comfortable environment for our clients.

  • Family Firm

    The benefit of working with a family firm is that we will treat you like family.

See What Our Clients Say

Our Testimonials
    Brian Melton commanded the presence in the room with his assertiveness and confidence...

    “Teresa took every bit of time to walk me through the process, lend a friendly ear when I needed to vent, listened and addressed every concern and question I had. The entire team was phenomenal to work ...”

    - Nicole J. (Part 2)
    Matt and Teresa Drexler were complete professionals; knowledgeable, understanding, and dedicated.

    “Class Act All Around. Matt and Teresa Drexler were complete professionals; knowledgeable, understanding, and dedicated. They worked tirelessly on my case. It was not uncommon to get emails from them ...”

    - Matt L.
    Couldn’t be more pleased!

    “Teresa and her team were great, and worth every penny. I was always able to reach someone, and felt that I was a priority. Having a lawyer like this on your side during one of the most trying times is ...”

    - Kyle
    Wonderful people, wonderful attorneys!

    “Wonderful people, wonderful attorneys! I have been fighting a child custody battle that has become relatively notorious within Colorado .... Being military, they have been more than generous regarding ...”

    - Larry
    Matt and Teresa and their team are outstanding attorneys who went above and beyond to help my family.

    “Incredible professionalism and outstanding service. Matt and Teresa and their team are outstanding attorneys who went above and beyond to help my family. Thanks to them my family is whole and safe. If ...”

    - Tyler M.
    They are very thorough, make every effort to be completely prepared, and tell you clearly what to expect.

    “Great law office! I would recommend anyone in Colorado springs who needs a divorce or family law lawyer to go here. Brian Melton was my attorney but Matt Drexler was involved as well. They are very ...”

    - Dan L.
/

Get In Touch With Us

Schedule Your Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.