What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Colorado?

342842h6e1l0xjvColorado is considered a “no fault” state. This means that you do not need the consent of your spouse to obtain a divorce, nor are the reasons why you want a divorce considered in granting the divorce. In Colorado, the courts can enter a divorce decree (referred to as a decree of dissolution) upon showing that:

  • One of the parties has lived in the state for 90 days prior to the commencement of the proceedings
  • The marriages is irretrievably broken
  • And those 90 days or more have elapsed since the court acquired jurisdiction over the other party either as a result of process or by the other party entering appearances.

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Will I get custody?

Happy Family after MediationIf you have ever been involved in a child custody case or you are about to begin one you most likely have heard the phrase “best interests of the child.”

In Colorado, child custody and visitation issues are based on the best interests of the child standard.  This is also known as Parenting time.

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