Nontraditional Families

Helping All Families Find the Right Legal Solutions to Their Problems

Families come in many different forms. Whether you are members of a same-sex couple, you are a nonmarried couple who have kids, or you are grandparents who have adopted your grandchild, you are a family unit and need to be recognized as such.

At The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, we serve and support families of all kinds. We have many creative ways of forming legal relationships between adults and between parents and children so that you have protections similar to those of a married couple or direct birth parents.

Our Colorado attorneys work with nontraditional families throughout the state to help them achieve their legal goals regarding:

  • Same-sex divorce — In October 2014, same-sex couples in Colorado gained the right to marry. We can guide you through the unique legal challenges associated with ending such a marriage, dividing marital property and addressing other concerns.
  • Domestic partnership agreements — Similar to prenuptial agreements, this document lays out all the details of what would happen if a nontraditional couple chose to split, including division of property and assets, child support and child custody. While child support and child custody are always modifiable, committing your agreement to paper early on may help ease the transition in the event of a breakup or death.
  • Parenting concerns — Nontraditional families come up against some different legal parenting issues. We can help you solve them and cement your legal relationship with your children.
  • Dissolutions — If you and your partner never created a domestic partnership agreement, we can help you structure the dissolution of your relationship and make it a formalized contract.
  • Adoptions — We handle adoptions for same-sex couples, stepparents and grandparents (or other relatives) who wish to adopt a minor family member.

Staying Abreast of Cutting-Edge Changes to the Law

The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, works hard to stay up to date on all legal developments affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. One current issue with far-reaching ramifications is the conflict between Colorado's current civil union law and the new same-sex marriage law.

Right now, there is no clear-cut way to merge a civil union into a marriage. This makes it challenging to determine the true length of the relationship, which is a critical facet of the property division process in divorce.

These developments make it more important than ever to seek the counsel of a highly skilled family law attorney. Attempting to navigate the divorce or dissolution process on one's own can be very dangerous during such a time of legal upheaval in the state and federal courts. You can rely on our lawyers for the clear, straightforward guidance you need.

Call Us to Schedule Your Free 30-Minute Consultation

We are aware that what constitutes a family today is not the same as it was 50 years ago. We recognize the needs your nontraditional family has, and we want to help meet them. Call our Boulder law firm at 303-800-3521 or contact us online.

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