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Our Values

Integrity

Our team of divorce lawyers 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 thousands of families across Colorado move past their divorce and on to a fresh start. Each divorce attorney at our Denver 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

Miguel C. Mondragon

Miguel C. Mondragon

Attorney

Theresa L. Ferriolo

Theresa L. Ferriolo

Attorney

Colorado Attorney Ariel E. Williams

Ariel E. Williams

Attorney

Colorado Attorney Elizabeth "Ashlee" Shaw-GonzalesColorado Attorney Elizabeth "Ashlee" Shaw-Gonzales

Elizabeth “Ashlee” Shaw-Gonzales

Attorney

Rachel H. Connor

Rachel H. Connor

Attorney

Colorado Attorney & Partner Emily Ahnell

Emily F. Ahnell

Partner

What our clients say

  • Jonny Tsunami Avatar

    Divorce is an ugly word, Justin and Tara did a solid job for me. They know the law and were very patient and professional.They broke the billing down for me and we're very fair.

    Jonny Tsunami 9/09/2021
  • Ryan Roberts Avatar

    Ariel Williams is a great asset to this law firm and made an impact with me and my case.

    Ryan Roberts 8/19/2021
  • Julie DeWolf Avatar

    Bridget and her team were very professional, and answered all my questions promptly. She fought for what I wanted and we were able to come to an acceptable settlement. I would definitely recommend Bridget, her team, and divorce matters

    Julie DeWolf 8/19/2021
  • Gaming Brothers Avatar

    The team at Divorce Matters was professional, knowledgeable, kind compassionate and over all great to work with. I would recommend them to any and all that find themselves in need of a quality legal team. Thank you Will, Kim, Hortencia and Molly. You guys were my anchor during a very difficult time. T

    Gaming Brothers 8/16/2021
  • Drake Penrod Avatar

    Ashlee was there to help me when I needed her the most. She got me through a tough time. I will recommend her to everyone who needs it. Thanks Ashlee, I will reach out if I need you!

    Drake Penrod 7/16/2021
  • Alejandro Torres Avatar

    My experience with Thomas Law was excellent. My attorney Ciara Anderson gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to get me through a very difficult divorce and child custody case. I would recommend anyone of the attorney’s in this firm. They look out for your best interest and have your back the entire time. Thanks again Thomas Law for absolutely everything.

    Alejandro Torres 6/16/2021
  • DENNIS INGALLS Avatar

    I highly recommend Divorce Matters. The team David Kalisek and Brandi Muller were so professional and helpful throughout the entire process. They were always working hard behind the scenes to provide me with the most reasonable compromise. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who's looking for a fantastic divorce team!

    DENNIS INGALLS 6/16/2021
  • Nathan Mannani Avatar

    I needed to find knowledgeable, trustworthy representation to go through one of the toughest times in my life. I was referred to David Kalisek from a family friend. From the first moment that I spoke with David, I felt confident and comfortable that he was the person to go through the process with. He was open eared and open minded. He walked me through the step by step. He was responsive and never got frazzled with anything that came our way. He told me... read more

    Nathan Mannani 6/16/2021
  • Adam Ruffcorn Avatar

    Ciara Anderson was absolutely amazing to work with and was so helpful and knowledgeable. Helped me a lot through everything and gave me so much peace of mind.

    Adam Ruffcorn 6/16/2021
  • Kate Hudson Avatar

    Did your spouse hired an, aggressive lawyer with zero boundaries to represent them in your divorce (like mine did) if so consider hiring a smarter, more cunning team to represent you. I would highly recommend William Smith of Divorce Matters as your divorce attorney. Mr. Smith will keep you above the fray, out of the muck and mire and help you divert the inevitable mudslinging the other firm will toss your way. Not only will he defend your property and person he will help you win with grace.... read more

    Kate Hudson 6/16/2021
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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 divorce 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

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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

What Can I Expect From An Initial Consultation With a Divorce Attorney?

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.

National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAFLA awards the best family law attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10”. The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of family law.

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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