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Mediation

Mediation is where the parties to a divorce or parental responsibility (custody) case meet with an independent professional to discuss and attempt to reach an agreement on the issues in the case.  Participating in mediation is in good faith…

Separation Agreements

Judges generally prefer that the parties negotiate and settle their differences and reach agreement on matters involved in a divorce.  The parties may do this by completing a Separation Agreement and filing it with the court for review and…

Post-Divorce Planning

Obtain Certified Copies of Final Orders:  Certified copies of the decree of dissolution of marriage, the Separation Agreement and the Parenting Plan can be obtained from the Clerk of Court.  Certified copies may be needed to complete any change…

Property Division Basics

Whose Stuff is it?  The Basics of Property Division in a Divorce During a divorce or legal separation property acquired by the spouses during the marriage ("Marital Property") is divided between them by the court.  Typically, the starting…

Pre-Divorce Planning

Identify the Issues:  Consider why you want a divorce and what you want to accomplish.  What can be agreed upon by you and your spouse, and what will likely be argued about?  Usually people fight over either money or the kids, sometimes both.…

Maintenance & Alimony

The family court may award maintenance, formerly known as alimony, to a spouse in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation or declaration of invalidity of marriage pursuant to C.R.S. § 14-10-114 only if it is requested.  To…

Resources & Links

Resources & Links Colorado Courts: Colorado District Courts Adams & Broomfield County District Courts Denver County Court Colorado Self-Help Resources: Colorado Judicial Branch Self-Help Center (Forms) Legal…