Golden, CO, Common Law Marriage Lawyer
Common Law Marriage in Golden, CO
Requirements for Common Law Marriage in Colorado
- Consent to the marriage
- Present themselves as married
- Are 18 years or older, or have received consent if 16 or 17 years of age
- Are unmarried
Evidence To Prove Common Law Marriage
Why Choose The Drake Law Firm, P.C.?
- Schedule A Consultation – Discuss your case with us during your consultation.
- Highly Reviewed and Recognized – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. has numerous five-star reviews on Google, Facebook, Martindale, Birdeye, and other review sites. In addition, Marie E. Drake has been recognized as a top attorney by Avvo and a top lawyer by the American Law Society.
- Numerous Practice Areas – Our law firm focuses on family law, divorce, child custody and child support.
- Non-adversarial and Aggressive Legal Strategies – The Drake Law Firm, P.C. helps families solve disputes through non-adversarial resolution strategies. However, our firm is always ready to litigate cases before a judge.
- A Firm That Gives Back – Our firm is committed to the community and giving back. By supporting charitable organizations, such as Living Journeys, we hope to make Golden, CO, a better place for everyone.
Common Law Marriage And Divorce
If the court decides that you are in a common law marriage, you can move forward with a divorce. The divorce process is the same for common law and standard marriages with one caveat. You’re only obligated to divide marital property when divorcing in Colorado. However, determining the start date of a common law marriage can be difficult. The other party might claim that property was acquired during the marriage when it was actually purchased beforehand. Your Golden, CO, common law marriage lawyer can provide evidence to help determine the start date of the marriage.
Along with dividing property, you will also decide on matters such as debts, child support, child custody, and alimony. Your attorney will represent you each step of the way, so you can reach a desirable outcome when the divorce is finalized.