Legal Services

Legal Clinics

Attorney Referrals

Parenting Resources

Child Support

County Child Support Offices -

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Child Support Enforcement Services Clinic - Provided by the Denver Bar Association; This free clinic provides information on the service provided by Colorado's County Child Support Enforcement Units.  Topics include establishment of paternity; contest of paternity; and the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders under the federal IV-D program.  Information on how to apply for services, guidelines on calculating child support, and all child support obligations will also be provided.  Location: Denver City & County Building at 1437 Bannock St, Room 368                         Phone: (303) 860-1115 - Call for Schedule

Family Support Registry - The payment processing center for child support in the state of Colorado.  Phone: (303) 299-9123 or (800)

Domestic Violence Resources:

  • Denver Police Department, Victim Assistance Unit - on-scene crisis intervention service, advocacy, and referrals.  Phone: (720)
  • Domestic Violence Hotlines - Local: (303) 318-9989; National: (800) 799-7233 or (800) 787-3224 TTY
  • Project Safeguard - Dedicated to providing legal advocacy and direct court support to victims of domestic abuse, ensuring their safety and survival.         Phone: (303) 317-4157;
  • Victim & Witness Services - A free service to victims of crime: advocacy, crisis counseling, legal information and education on the criminal justice system and crime prevention services.  Adams County - (303) 659-7735; Broomfield County - (720) 887-2199; Boulder County - (303) 441-3700

Self-Help Centers:

  • Adams Combined Courts Self-Help Center - Email:  All emails answered within 24 hours (no phone number).
  • Arapahoe District Court Self-Help Center - Phone: (720) 568-4844;            Email:
  •  Colorado Courts Self-Help Center - Colorado Judicial Branch website, offering general information, forms and instructions for self-representation in court matters, as well as contact information for each county courthouse.
  • Denver District Court/Denver Probate Court Self-Help Center - Domestic Matters: (720) 865-8440; Probate Matters: (720) 865-8746
  • Denver Juvenile Court Self-Help Center - (Adoption, Paternity, Child Support) Phone: (720) 337-0583
  • Douglas County Self-Help Center - Phone: (720) 437-6200
  • Jefferson County Combined Courts Self-Help Center - Phone: (303) 271-6570

Mediation Resources:

  • Colorado Judicial Department Office of Dispute Resolution -                    Phone: (303) 837-3672;
  • Court Mediation Services (CMS) - CMS Strives to improve the effectiveness of the Denver justice system by providing mediation services to the community and the courts.  CMS provides mediation services to the Civil Division of the Denver County Court and Small Claims Court with the express approval and assistance of the County Court judges and magistrates under the guidance of the presiding judge.  Phone: (303) 824-5377;
  • Mediation Association of Colorado - Phone: (303) 322-9275;

Collaborative Services:

Divorce is painful, but it does not have to be destructive.

Many couples unwittingly choose to litigate (go to court) because they are not give a better alternative; collaborative divorce.  Divorce courts are courts of equity.  In other words, in a litigated divorce, the judge has complete discretion to determine what, in his/her mind is fair for your family.

In a collaborative divorce, the couple and their attorneys are preparing for resolution from day one in a negotiation centered process.  The collaborative process recognizes that the couple, and not a judge, is best suited to make decisions that are in the best interest of their family.

Collaborative Divorce is different from litigated divorce.  The benefits of a collaborative divorce include...

Privacy - by staying out of the courtroom, your collaborative divorce remains confidential.  Control - you, and not a judge, decide what is fair.  Financial Resources - from the first day your money is spent working towards settlement, not trial preparation.  Common Sense - you and your spouse reach realistic and workable solutions allowing you both to move forward with your lives.  Children - with a greater emphasis on the long-term emotional and financial well-being of both you and your spouse, your children are less likely to feel "caught between" two loving parents.