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Our Values

Integrity

Our team serves our clients with integrity, both in our legal practice and in our client service.

Our team genuinely understands how difficult the divorce process can be and we do not take lightly the fact that you are entrusting us with very important life matters. You can always count on our team to be transparent throughout the entire process.

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Tenacity

Our team serves every client with tenacity.

Our team’s strength of will, persistence, and determination makes us a tenacious force that sets us apart. We are passionate about whole-heartedly serving our clients and guiding them toward the best possible outcome.

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Compassion

Our team's compassion for our clients is the product of our human approach to practicing family law.

Our clients are real people with real stories, real futures, and real possibilities. This is why serving our clients with a compassionate approach is one of our core values. Our compassion for our clients delivers a more personalized approach which in turn makes our clients feel more seen, heard and known as we build a new future with them.

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Excellence

Our team's commitment to legal excellence is backed by more than 100 years of combined legal experience.

Divorce Matter’s excellence comes from the law books and the trenches. Nothing can substitute for real life courtroom experience tempered with the knowledge to mediate and negotiate. Every attorney brings book smarts and street wisdom to our clients. Our experience come from serving thousands of clients with concerns just like yours.

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Who We Are

A tenacious team of divorce attorneys with the ability to deliver for you.

Divorce Matters has helped over 1,000 families across Colorado move past their divorce and on to a fresh start. Each divorce attorney at our firm is a part of a team with more than 100 years of combined legal experience, providing you with excellence in legal practice. We are committed to being strong, but compassionate, advocates for you.

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Meet our divorce attorneys:

Douglas A. Thomas

Douglas A. Thomas

Founder

Kathlyn A. Laraway

Kathlyn A. Laraway

Partner

William E. Smith

William E. Smith

Partner

Bridget T. Finn

Bridget T. Finn

Attorney

David H. Kalisek

David H. Kalisek

Attorney

Ashley L. Balicki

Ashley L. Balicki

Attorney

Justin J. Oliver

Justin J. Oliver

Attorney

William D. Taylor

William D. Taylor

Attorney

Brooke J. Shafranek

Brooke J. Shafranek

Attorney

Kimberly N. Moreno

Kimberly N. Moreno

Attorney

Miguel C. Mondragon

Miguel C. Mondragon

Attorney

Theresa L. Ferriolo

Theresa L. Ferriolo

Attorney

Attorney Ariel Williams

Ariel E. Williams

Attorney

Attorney Ciara Anderson

Ciara M. Anderson

Attorney

Attorney Emily Ahnell

Emily F. Ahnell

Partner

What our clients say

  • Asel Ismailova Avatar

    Justin Oliver and Tara Adkins were very professional and responsive to any of my inquiries. They responded quickly to any of my emails/phone calls. I was happy to have Justin Oliver as my attorney. Strongly recommend!

    Asel Ismailova 11/07/2020
  • Lizzy Marie Avatar

    William Smith is our attorney. We cannot imagine working with a more qualified and responsive attorney. Attorney Smith was continually informing us on what was next and is extremely competent when it comes family and domestic law. This has been our law firm for six years and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Highly recommended.

    Lizzy Marie 10/26/2020
  • Mike Tabarez Avatar

    They did everything that they could for me! Very honest. Always kept me updated. I asked a lot of questions & they answered every single one. Even gave me advice after my case If I do need anymore help I definitely will be using them again.

    Mike Tabarez 10/26/2020
  • Praim Mangar Avatar

    My experience with the Divorce Matters was my very best experience with the law firm. The team members I communicated with were excellent and very responsive and guide, excellent communication especially Hortencia. She is an awesome member of the team. The professionalism was excellent. I will highly recommend anyone if they need help. My many thanks

    Praim Mangar 10/21/2020
  • Heather Kissell Avatar

    Miguel and Tara were both so very helpful during my divorce process. They always emailed me back with all of my questions and Miguel was very professional and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend this team! They had my best interest at hand and were amazing! I’m so thankful i chose them to help me through this!

    Heather Kissell 10/15/2020
  • Chad Avatar

    Will Smith (and Molly Damrow) did a great job. He made a difficult situation bearable and was very helpful and informative throughout the process. Extremely responsive and the one you want in your corner when things are tough. Fully recommend.

    Chad 9/29/2020
  • T.L. Johnson Avatar

    I have worked with Justin Oliver and Tara Adkins
    They have been very responsive and dedicated to my case and they both have worked hard to resolve any issues that arrived. Tara has been wonderful in helping me even on her weekend. Will highly recommend them both for their professional service.
    Terry Johnson

    T.L. Johnson 9/28/2020
  • Garett Kofahl Avatar

    After going through one attorney that did nothing for me but run up my bill, I was blessed to find Miguel Mondragon and his law firm. I have never met an attorney who was so sharp and intelligent. He ALWAYS looked out for the best interest of me and my daughter. Once I retained him I was finally able to sleep through the night and my stress levels were low. I never had to worry about anything. Miguel and Jenni are great when it comes to the law. It’s hard... read more

    Garett Kofahl 9/28/2020
  • Emma Ainsworth Avatar

    I have worked with Justin Oliver and Tara Adkins for the past two years. I work in the title insurance industry and have assisted on several transactions I have completed. Both Tara and Justin are very responsive and knowledgeable when it comes to the legal side of real estate. They always get me the documents I need and always make a sometimes uncomfortable situation, very comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone looks for their area of expertise. Thank you!

    Emma Ainsworth 9/28/2020
  • Joe Bartleson Avatar

    Will Smith is a smart and strategic advocate for his clients. I had 2 motions to restrict me from seeing my children overturned both times, all due to the caliber of the team Divorce Matters brings to the table! I Highly recommend them for any case in the realm of divorce!

    Joe Bartleson 9/24/2020
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What We Do

At Divorce Matters we focus exclusively on family law, providing strategic legal advice that is tailored to your individual situation.

Whether you are considering a divorce, enforcing the terms of a child custody or support order, or need help with any other family-related legal issue, our legal team will help you navigate your options and move forward in the most constructive way possible. When you meet with one of our family lawyers for your initial consultation you will receive strategic legal advice that is tailored to your situation. We will listen to you, examine the potential outcomes of your situation, and present your legal options in the most simple and straightforward manner.

Our areas of practice include:

Division of Material Property

Division of Marital Property and Assets

Alimony / Spousal Maintenance

Alimony / Spousal Maintenance

Child Custody

Child Custody

Child Support

Child Support

prenup

Post Decree Modifications

Mediation / Arbitration

Mediation / Arbitration

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Contempt of court

Contempt of Court

Unbundled Legal Services

Unbundled Legal Services

Common Law

Common Law Marriage

Appeals

Appeals

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law

prenup

Prenuptial Agreements

Videos & Blog

Free App to Calculate Child Support and Spousal Support in Colorado, from Our Denver Family Law Firm

Is a Business a Marital Asset in Divorce?

Do Children Have a Say Regarding Parenting Time in a Denver Divorce?

Are Premarital Agreements Enforceable in Colorado?

Can I Get Sole Child Custody as a Parent in Denver, CO?

Awards and Accolades

The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40

Top 40 under 40 are national, interconnected invitation-only professional honorary, networking, educational and leadership organizations composed of top attorneys from each state or region who take pride in guiding and representing individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system. The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.

BBB

Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Avvo 10 Rating

Avvo’s rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information they collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals.

Expertise

Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored Denver Arbitrators & Mediators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give a hand-picked list of the best.

2020 Colorado Rising Stars List

We are proud to announce the selection of four of our attorneys, William Smith, Kathlyn Laraway, Ashley Balicki and David Kalisek, to the 2020 Colorado Rising Stars list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Colorado. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

2020 Super Lawyers List

We are proud to announce the selection of managing partner, Douglas Thomas to the 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 5 percent of attorneys in Colorado. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”.

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