Colorado is one of few states that still recognizes common law marriage. At least one division of the Colorado Court of Appeals has decided that same sex common law that occurred before the Supreme Court of the United States recognized such marriages can now be recognized. Because common law marriage is a factually complex topic, it is important to hire a lawyer with experience litigating such cases, particularly in the context of a same sex couple.
In most cases, courts require negotiation and mediation before they will hold a contested hearing. The attorneys at Dailey Law, P.C. have substantial in-court and negotiation experience to advise you of the risks of making, accepting, or rejecting any particular settlement offer. While experience shows that settlement is often the better and less expensive outcome, every case is different, and your attorney will provide recommendations about the value of settlement versus the value of contesting any issue in court.
Same sex marriage issues, particularly when dealing with children or common law marriage issues, require sensitivity and careful investigation. Given the highly personal nature of the issues, and the family dynamics that surround such issues, it is also important that you find a lawyer you trust and who can handle such issues carefully and sensitively.
Not only do the attorneys at Dailey Law, P.C. have experience representing same sex couples, they are published experts on the subject. The Colorado Lawyer recently published an article authored by Dailey Law, P.C. lawyers on same sex common law marriage, which was also cited by the Court of Appeals in an opinion on the subject. If you need help with a same sex marriage or divorce issue, call Dailey Law, P.C. today!