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Expert legal advice.
Personal approach.

So you can focus on what matters most.

To build a better future for our clients by providing the counsel and wisdom to navigate change, and the service, innovation and tenacity to create their future anew.

To bring a human approach to legal services.

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.

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.

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.

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

Our team at Divorce Matters® has helped thousands of 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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The Team

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

Kimberly N. Moreno

Kimberly N. Moreno

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

Colorado Attorney Alexander B. Carlson

Alexander B. Carlson

Attorney

Robert D. Perrone

Robert D. Perrone

Attorney

Rachel H. Connor

Rachel H. Connor

Attorney

Colorado Attorney & Partner Emily Ahnell

Emily F. Ahnell

Partner

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Company Culture

What it's like to be a part of the Divorce Matters® Team

At Divorce Matters® our firm believes in taking care of our employees with the same care that we take with our clients. Our company supports our employees on both a professional and personal level by providing opportunities for career growth so our employees know they are valued and are given the tools they need to be their best; comprehensive health benefits so that our employees never have to compromise their or their families well-being; retirement options that allow our employees to prepare for their future; and a healthy dose of fun and a work-hard/play-hard mentality so our employees remember to live in the moment and never forget to enjoy the little things.

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What Our Clients Say

Hear what more than a hundred of our clients have to say.

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At Divorce Matters We Take The Term Trust Seriously When It Comes To Our Client’s Cases

  • 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.

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    Jonny Tsunami
    9/09/2021

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

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    Ryan Roberts
    8/19/2021
  • 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

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    Julie DeWolf
    8/19/2021

    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,... read more

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    Gaming Brothers
    8/16/2021
  • 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!

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    Drake Penrod
    7/16/2021

    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... read more

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    Alejandro Torres
    6/16/2021
  • 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... read more

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    DENNIS INGALLS
    6/16/2021

    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... read more

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    Nathan Mannani
    6/16/2021
  • 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.

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    Adam Ruffcorn
    6/16/2021

    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... read more

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    Kate Hudson
    6/16/2021
  • As a process server, I have worked with Miguel Mondragon and Jenni Wurtz on many cases. They work very well together, and will take care of your needs in a timely fashion.

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    John Ritterhouse
    4/16/2021

    We were pleased with William Taylor and the services he provided. Will is intelligent, strategic, and able to anticipate issues that may arise. He is very communicative and always kept us updated on our case without us having to ask.... read more

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    Celeta Pasquariello
    4/16/2021
  • I am so proud with the outcome of my case ! My lawyer Brooke Shafranek and her Para-legal Jenni Wurtz were awesome. I could not ask for more I was going threw a tough time and not once did... read more

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    Jesse Sloan
    4/16/2021

    I started my divorce by myself...huge mistake. Contacted Divorce Matters and was immediately put in contact with Brooke. Brooke took all of my stress and misery away. She was able to negotiate my divorce for me, and... read more

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    Rich Sonnenberg
    4/16/2021
  • Finding a, "good," attorney is always difficult. Finding a, "great," one is one of those things I thought couldn't be done. I was mistaken: my attorney through this firm falls under, "great." Their staff is just... read more

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    Dax Padilla
    4/16/2021

    We were very pleased with the professionalism, efficiency and amazing job David Kalisek and team did to get this divorce settled .

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    val oneal
    3/16/2021
  • I personally want to shout out to Jenny Wurtz who was absolutely amazing she was so helpful and gave me peace of mind. She was very honest with me and gave me insight to other things. I would recommend working... read more

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    Christina Bargas
    3/16/2021

    Cathaerine and Cat were on the ball helping us with guardianship of our granddaughter. There was quite a bit of on line info to fill out and legal paperwork to get. If it wasn't for Cat, I would not of... read more

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    Trecia Delmont
    2/16/2021
  • I had the privilege of consulting with Will Taylor and could not be happier with the services he provided. Will was able to offer me great advice and also worked with me on the legal fees to make things easier... read more

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    Mark Phipps
    2/16/2021

    Kathlyn, Ashley, and Catherine aka "Cat", all were instrumental helping me get what I wanted with my child custody/support ajustment case! Thank you so much, I would highly recommend this firm! Roman Juarez

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    Roman Juarez
    2/16/2021
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Community

At Divorce Matters® we believe in giving back to the Colorado community.

At Divorce Matters® it is important to us that we support and invest back into our local community. Beyond sponsoring scholarships for recent graduates, we also donate to several non-profits in our Colorado community throughout the year, including Knights of Heroes, Maria Droste Counseling, and the Denver Rescue Mission.

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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.

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”.