*all links are pdf editable documents.
- Colorado Legal Services for Low Income Coloradoans - provides help for low-income individuals wanting information such as self-help legal information, where to find legal help, who qualifies for free or low-cost legal help, and information about the courts and clinics. Phone: (303) 837-1313
- Center for Out of Court Divorce
- Denver Bar Association - website offering a legal resource directory and links to several brochures distributed by the Colorado Bar Association.
- Adams County and Broomfield Family Resource Guide
- Adams/Broomfield Bar Association Pro Se Divorce Clinic - email Ingrid Burns at email@example.com
- Arapahoe County - http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/index.aspx?NID=372
- Denver Bar Association Pro Se Litigant Clinics - They do not provide direct legal advice and they will not directly assist in completing forms. http://denbar.org/index.cfm/ID/22742/dba/Legal-Clinics/
- DU Legal Clinic Metro Resources - https://www.law.du.edu/index.php/the-colorado-law-project/Colorado-legal-services-and-organizations
- Douglas County Pro Se Divorce & Post-Divorce Clinic - Phone: (303) 663-7266 https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=58
- Jefferson County - @ the Courthouse at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Room 1050 in Golden, CO 80401, available Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Phone: (303) 271-6570
- Colorado Bar Association, Find a Lawyer - www.denbar.org/index.cfm/ID/1102
- Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL) County Wide Volunteer Attorneys - www.metrovolunteerlawyers.org
- Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service - http://www.lawyerlegion.com/lawyer-referral-directory/Colorado/metropolitan-lrs/
- Martindale-Hubbell Law Directories - http://www.martindale.com/Find-Lawyers-and-Law-Firms.aspx
- Super Lawyers - http://attorneys.superlawyers.com/colorado/
- Free online calendar and mobile app for co-parents - www.cofamilies.com
- Douglas County Youth and Family Resource Center - www1.dcsdk12.org/secondary/schs/docs/440911.pdf
- Families First - www.familiesfirstcolorado.org
- In the Best Interest of Children - Co Parenting Classes - www.disputepro.com/parenting
- Shared Parenting Support Program - www.coloradofamilycenter.net/shared_parenting_support_program
- Solutions for Families - www.coloradocoparenting.com
- The Conflict Center - www.conflictcenter.org
- Mi Casa Resource Center - Since 1976, Mi Casa has been dedicated to advancing the economic success of Latino and working families in the Denver Metro Area. Phone: (303) 573-1302Website: www.micasaresourcecenter.org
County Child Support Offices -
- Adams County, Child Support Enforcement Unit - Phone: (303) 227-2233; www.co.adams.co.us
- Arapahoe County, 18th Judicial District Attorney's Child Support Division - Phone: (303) 752-8900; www.co.arapahoe.co.us
- Boulder County Department of Social Services, Child Support Enforcement Unit - Phone: (303) 441-1000; http://www.bouldercounty.org/family/child/pages/childsupport.aspx
- Broomfield County, Health and Human Services, Child Support Enforcement - Phone: (720) 887-2200; www.broomfield.org/index.aspx?nid=260
- Denver Department of Human Services, Child Support Enforcement - Phone: (720) 944-2960; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/Denver-human-services/assistance-programs/child-support-services.html
- Douglas County, 18th Judicial District Attorney's Child Support Division - Phone: (303) 814-7145; http://www.douglas.com.us/community/child-support-enforcement/
- Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, Child Support Enforcement - Phone: (303) 271-4300; www.jeffco.us/cse
*Additional information is also available at: www.childsupport.state.co.us*
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) 374-6558www.childsupport.state.co.us
Domestic Violence Resources:
- Denver Police Department, Victim Assistance Unit - on-scene crisis intervention service, advocacy, and referrals. Phone: (720) 913-6035www.denvergov.org/DPDVAU
- 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; www.psghelps.org
- 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
- Adams Combined Courts Self-Help Center - Email: 17SHC@judicial.state.co.us All emails answered within 24 hours (no phone number).
- Arapahoe District Court Self-Help Center - Phone: (720) 568-4844; Email: 18CourtHelpCenter@judicial.state.co.us
- 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. https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/Index.cfm
- 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
- Colorado Judicial Department Office of Dispute Resolution - Phone: (303) 837-3672; www.coloradoodr.org
- 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; www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/1090/CAAD
- Mediation Association of Colorado - Phone: (303) 322-9275; www.coloradomediation.org
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.