Uncontested Divorce in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley
In order for a marriage to be dissolved in Colorado, a number of important legal steps must first take place. Decisions must be made regarding how any assets or debts acquired during the marriage will be divided. This will include the home a family has purchased as well as any credit card bills that have accumulated over the years. Even more importantly, when children are involved, plans must be developed around where the children will live, what schools they will attend, and the parenting time each parent will exercise with the children.
In an uncontested divorce, at the outset of the case both parties have come to agreement about all issues including:
Even in uncontested divorces, Colorado Law requires all parties to complete the following:
The Dissolution of Marriage process requires both parties to file specific documents with the Court. These documents detail for the Court the terms the parties have agreed upon respective to all issues. The following documents will need to be filed with the Court:
Parties often inquire about the timeline to reach a final Decree of Dissolution. No Decree can be issued until all matters of issue to the marriage have been agreed upon, and all Mandatory Financial Disclosures have been filed with the Court and exchanged between the parties.
Once all of these matters have been addressed, the earliest date that a Colorado Court can issue a Decree for Dissolution is 91 days after filing.
For Colorado to have jurisdiction over a divorce, at least one of the parties must have resided in Colorado for a minimum of 90 days.
The Parties must agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
At the Cossitt Law Firm we know that your case is personal and multifaceted. We tailor our representation to your family and individual needs because we understand that all relationships and families are unique.
We offer consultations to discuss your concerns and how the law can protect your well-being. Contact us today to learn how we can support you. The division of assets ultimately depends on the particular facts of the parties involved and the type of property that is in question. The equitable distribution of property requires a four-step process.
If you have decided to get a divorce, the next steps can seem daunting. Here we provide a few answers to common questions about filing for divorce.
Depending on your family, financial, and personal circumstances there are many factors you will want to consider when filing for divorce. Find out what type of divorce is right for you.
How long will it take for the Court to issue a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage? The earliest a Colorado court could issues the divorce decree is 91 days after the petition was filed. However it can take longer than 91 days, as expert valuations and reports may be needed.
How can a divorce attorney help with an uncontested divorce? Uncontested divorce generally means the parties have agreed upon all issues, or they believe they will be able to easily agree on all issues. A divorce attorney can help with an uncontested divorce by ensuring everything drafted properly.
What are mandatory financial disclosures? Financial disclosures are required of both parties in every divorce case, within the first 45 days after the petition has been filed. The exchange of mandatory financial disclosures is intended to put each party on a level playing field as it relates to the finances of the divorce.
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