While all divorces in Colorado are no-fault, you have options for how your divorce proceeds depending on the unique facts and circumstances of your situation and goals.
When assets and incomes are high special considerations are warranted at every step of the case from pre-divorce planning to post-decree wrap up. Often complex financials are involved and financial experts are needed.
High profile individuals, public figures, and prominent leaders in their industries may prefer to keep their personal affairs out of the public view. Colorado law allows several options to keep your divorce proceedings out of the public eye and to keep the record private.
When parties going through a divorce commence their case with all terms related to the major issues of parenting time, support payments, and property division resolved and agreed upon, this constitutes an uncontested divorce, which will streamline and simplify the Court’s dissolution process in their case.
Divorce with Children
When parties going through a divorce have minor children, important decisions must be made regarding parenting time, decision making and child support. Before resolving any divorce case with children, the Court will want to see that important terms and provisions have been instituted regarding where the children will live, how the parents will share in the parenting time and decision making responsibilities, and how support for the children will be provided by both parents.
Divorce without Children
When parties going through a divorce have no minor children, numerous steps and requirements in the process are eliminated. This allows the parties and the Court to focus on resolving the important matters of spousal support, property division, and debt allocation. Before resolving any divorce case, the Court will want to see that important terms and provisions have been instituted regarding whether or not one party will be paying spousal support to the other, or whether this benefit is being waived. The Court will also want to see clear provisions for the division of assets and debts, and the terms for their allocation.