Denver Divorce Lawyer

For four decades, in my practice as a Denver Divorce Lawyer I have sought to obtain fair and just results for my clients. Specialties include complex, high-asset divorces, child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), legal separation, modification and support matters. I’m passionate about turning my client’s problems into solutions and to provide personalized and effective representation.

I have received an AV Preeminent Rating, indicating a ranking at the highest possible level of professional excellence and ethical standards by both my peers and judges.

As a Denver Divorce Lawyer my Mission is to improve my client’s lives in the midst of the very difficult process of dissolving a marriage.  In big ways through learning, teaching, diligence, healing, discovery and zealousness.  In small, personal ways through human connection.   But in all ways, to improve their lives.

Generally the the first priority is to resolve cases when possible.  In going to trial, no one really wins, both parties lose, and it generally becomes a matter of who loses the most.

Often, the process of going through a divorce can be an extremely stressful and emotional experience. Several studies have concluded that divorce is, for many people, one of the most painful and stressful matters they will experience.

When you are involving the legal system in your most intimate familial relations, tensions are likely to be running high. Colorado Divorce attorneys often face diverse and complex issues which can often make the process more difficult for clients.  In my capacity as an experienced Denver Divorce lawyer, I strive to reduce the tensions which often accompany a divorce.  It is important not to let a very emotional situation override taking the necessary steps to achieve a successful outcome.

Of course the selection of the right Denver divorce lawyer is extremely important. It is very helpful when divorce attorneys and their clients have similar views, approaches and priorities and that an effective amicable working relationship is established. All too often, attorneys can escalate animosities which serve to increase stress, resentment and spite. I understand that while it is extremely important to protect my client’s rights, it is usually not in their best interest to unnecessarily increase acrimony and hostility between the parties.  I endeavor to approach each case with professionalism and to attempt, when possible, to decrease the stress and pain which clients may experience as a result of their divorce, legal separation, custody or allocation of parental responsibilities matter.


Each client who is involved in a Colorado family law matter is unique and each case and client requires a serious commitment. My goal is to consistently provide effective representation with each client and understand their priorities as well as to provide support, caring and results oriented guidance at this very difficult time.

Inasmuch as dissolution of marriage, legal separation is often an extremely stressful process, I will generally first attempt a mutual resolution of issues when possible, ensuring that you are making the important decisions involved in your case rather than relying on a judge’s determination. Of course, you are much better equipped to make these decisions rather than a judge; additionally, a decision reached outside of the courtroom is frequently faster, less expensive and less disruptive.At the outset, the approach of counsel is critical and Denver Divorce lawyers vary significantly in their approaches and philosophies.   Not every Denver divorce attorney will necessarily approach cases to find long-term solutions that are best for the parties, I have always endeavored to do so and to make a difference for clients in reaching solutions which are best for the family over the long term.

Assertive Litigator to Protect Your Rights – Of course, sometimes litigation is unavoidable. When litigation is the only way to resolve your family law and divorce issues, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with skill and expertise. With over 40 years experience as a Denver divorce attorney in practicing before various courts, I will approach your case as assertive and tenacious trial lawyer who will effectively represent you in the courtroom to protect your rights.

As a very experienced Denver Divorce Lawyer I assist clients with the full spectrum of legal concerns related to family law including:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Legal separation
  • Parenting time
  • Annulment
  • Paternity testing
  • Child and spousal support
  • Division of assets
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Modification
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Child custody
  • Protective orders
  • Relocation
  • Restraining orders
  • Enforcement actions
  • Separation of invalidity
  • Grandparent’s rights

Of course, each case is unique and together we will fashion a legal strategy which recognizes the unique situation you face and which is designed to achieve your objectives. In many situations, we can achieve a comprehensive settlement through negotiation or mediation or submit the matter to the Court on an uncontested basis. Other cases can be highly contentious involving complex issues and require resolute action in the Court to achieve a positive outcome.

Contact me today to discuss your Divorce and Legal Separation issues. A free consultation is offered to all new clients. I can be reached at 303.893.7000 or via email below to schedule an appointment.

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Gottesfeld Law:




Equitable Building
730 17th St, Suite 77
Denver, CO 80202

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There is no charge for the initial consultation, whether by telephone or by office visit. Even if are not sure that you are entitled to legal representation, please consider contact our firm. We can advise you on the best course of action for your particular case.

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