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Civil Unions

Congratulations Colorado and most especially, our LGBT community! After decades of struggle, in 2013, Colorado passed the Civil Unions Act. With the passage of the Civil Unions Act, same-sex couples in Colorado now may enter into legally recognized civil unions. This historic break-through legislation brings our State one step closer to achieving full marriage equality for all Coloradans. WARKENTINE LAW OFFICE looks forward with exuberant anticipation to the day (and we know it is coming) when the legal distinction between marriage and civil unions is abolished - a day when all partners, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, may choose to unite in marriage.

Colorado's recognition of civil unions means that Colorado laws governing domestic relations issues such as dissolution of marriage, spousal maintenance and child custody are applicable to couples who enter into civil unions. Essentially, the Civil Unions Act expands the protections and benefits, as well as the rights and responsibilities, previously associated with traditional marriage to include civil union partners.

  • Dissolution of Civil Union (Divorce)
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment of Civil Union (Decree of Invalidity)
  • Mediation
  • Pre-Union Agreement
  • Post-Union Agreement
  • Maintenance (Alimony or Spousal support)
  • Child Support
  • Parental Decision-Making (Child Custody)
  • Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Post-Dissolution Modifications
  • Enforcement of Existing Court Orders
  • Wills, Medical Power of Attorney, General Power of Attorney
  • Small Estates and Probate

We encourage you to contact us directly to schedule an initial consultation should you need assistance with any of family law or domestic relations matter.