How much does it cost to file for divorce in Colorado?
The cost of filing a petition for dissolution of marriage in Colorado is $230.00. The cost of filing a petition for allocation of parental rights (custody case when the parties are not married) is $225.00. It then costs $116.00 to file an answer to the petition.
Do you need a lawyer to get a divorce in Colorado?
You’ve probably heard that some people get divorced without getting an attorney. In Colorado, where divorce is legally known as “dissolution of marriage”, it is indeed possible to pursue a divorce case on your own.
How can I get a quick divorce in Colorado?
You can file for an uncontested divorce by submitting “an affidavit for decree without appearance of parties” in the district court of the county where either you or your spouse lives. Your county district court clerk’s office should have a form affidavit you can use.
How is property divided in a divorce in Colorado?
Colorado is an “equitable division” state. Some states follow community property laws instead. Equitable distribution states do not assume all property obtained during the marriage is marital property. The result is that Colorado divides marital assets and debts in a way that is fair but not necessarily equal.
Who gets the house in a divorce Colorado?
Colorado is a marital property state, meaning that the courts seek to fairly divide your marital assets between both spouses in a divorce. Generally speaking, that will include the home you purchased with your spouse. Everything you own ends up classified as either marital property or separate property.
Can one spouse evict another?
The Court can Order your spouse evicted from the home and restrain him or her from entering or coming near it. Under Divorce and Matrimonial Property Laws, it does not matter if one of you leaves the home or who leaves first, a person does not lose their rights to the property or to financial support by leaving.
What makes a parent unfit in Colorado?
A parent can be found unfit based on the inability to set age-appropriate limits, inability to care for the child’s needs, previous involvement in the child’s care, substance abuse, and indifference to the child.