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Divorce Matters

Expert Legal Advice. Personal Approach.

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Our Values


Divorce Matters lawyers serve our clients with integrity, both in our legal practice and in our client service.

Our experienced Divorce Matters team genuinely understands how difficult the divorce process can be, and we do not take it lightly 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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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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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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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

Founding Partner

Colorado Attorney & Partner Emily Ahnell

Emily F. Ahnell

Partner and Managing Attorney

Justin J. Oliver

Justin J. Oliver


Colorado Attorney Ariel E. Williams

Ariel E. Williams


Audrey B. Braccio, Esq.

Audrey B. Braccio, Esq.


Heather A. Rubin

Heather A. Rubin


Jack M. Duggan

Jack M. Duggan


Katherine Kendrick

Katherine Kendrick

Miranda Bouchey

Miranda Bouchey


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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

Removing Marital Property Before Divorce

Military Divorce Lawyer

Military Divorce in Colorado

Alimony in Colorado (Spousal Maintenance)

Alimony in Colorado (Spousal Maintenance)

Child Custody

Colorado Child Custody Laws

Child Support

Colorado Child Support Laws


Post Divorce Modification

Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Colorado Domestic Violence Laws

Colorado Domestic Violence Laws

Contempt of court

Contempt of Court Colorado

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

Unbundled Legal Services

Common Law

Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Divorce Appeal

Divorce Appeal

Collaborative Law Divorce

Collaborative Law Divorce


Colorado Prenuptial Agreement

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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.


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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