Facing Divorce? See what steps you can take to protect what's yours.
Divorce Home » Divorce Lawyers » Colorado

Colorado Divorce

Find out how Colorado divorce laws may affect your divorce process. If you are considering divorce or are in the middle of filing for divorce, speak with a local Colorado divorce attorney to get advice on how to handle your divorce.

Total Divorce can help you find a local Colorado divorce attorney and set up a preliminary consultation today. Call us toll free at 877-349-1310 or fill out a divorce case review form to connect with a local Colorado divorce lawyer. You don't have to go through the divorce process alone.

Overview of Colorado Divorce Law

Are you aware of the different areas of Colorado divorce law? With the help of a Colorado divorce lawyer, you can get advice on intricate divorce laws and issues throughout the Colorado divorce process.

Colorado Grounds for Divorce: The state of Colorado is a no fault divorce state. For you or your spouse to be granted a divorce, the courts must determine that your marriage is irretrievably broken.

Residency in Colorado to File for Divorce: You or your spouse must live in Colorado 90 days before filing for divorce. The divorce petition may be filed in the county where either the petitioner or respondent live.

Property Division in Colorado Divorce: Colorado is an equitable distribution state, so the courts will determine what is considered a fair division of debts and assets. When making this decision, the court will consider relevant factors:

  • Each spouse's contribution to the marital property
  • Value of the property each spouse is awarded
  • Economic circumstances of each spouse
  • Any increase of decrease in property value during the marriage

Colorado Divorce Waiting Periods: After filing for divorce, there is a 90 day waiting period for the state of Colorado. There is not a remarriage waiting period once the divorce decree has been finalized.

Colorado Divorce and Child Custody (Allocation of Parental Responsibility): The court considers many factors when deciding what's in the best interest of the child, some of which are:

  • Parent's wishes
  • Wishes of the child, if he or she is mature enough to express a preference
  • Child's interactions with siblings and other people who can significantly affect the child
  • Child's ability to adjust to home, school and community life
  • How close the parents live geographically
  • Ability of the parents to place the needs of the child above their own
  • Parents' ability to encourage a relationship between the child and the other parent

Child Support Laws in Colorado: The court will determine child support payments based on the sum of the parents' incomes and either parent may be ordered to pay child support after considering the following factors:

  • Financial resources of the child
  • Financial resources of the custodial parent
  • Standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the parents had stayed together
  • Physical, emotional and educational needs of the child
  • Financial resources, needs and obligations of the custodial and noncustodial parent

Get the help of a Colorado divorce attorney to work through your divorce. Colorado divorce laws are constantly changing, so you may want to speak with a divorce attorney in Colorado to learn more about how the Colorado divorce legislation might affect you. Find a local Colorado divorce lawyer - fill out the below form or call 877-349-1310 to set up a consultation.

The above synopsis of Colorado divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local divorce lawyer in your area.

Case Evaluation