Uncontested divorces are typically the easiest, least expensive ways to dissolve a marriage, and they are generally an option for couples who are able to work together (possibly through their lawyers) to agree on the following issues:
- Child custody (if there are children from the marriage)
- The division of the marital assets
- The division of the marital debt (if this exists)
- Any payments that should occur prior to the divorce (i.e., child support and/or spousal support payments).
Essentially, uncontested divorce can minimize the courts’ involvement in the divorce process, allowing these proceedings to be resolved quickly and with minimal cost.
Uncontested Divorce in Colorado: Eligibility Requirements
Uncontested divorce in Colorado is technically referred to as a decree upon affidavit because these types of divorces are usually granted after a petitioner (the person filing for divorce) has submitted the affidavit to the court. In order for a married couple to be eligible for uncontested divorce in Colorado, a petitioner and the soon-to-be ex-spouse, known as the respondent, must:
- Have come to an agreement that the marriage is irretrievably broken (the only grounds for obtaining any type of divorce in Colorado)
- Have lived in Colorado for at least 90 days (Only one of the partners needs to have resided in Colorado for this minimum period of time in order to obtain an uncontested divorce in Colorado.)
- Have come to an agreement regarding how all marital property will be divided (or have no marital property to divide)
- Have come to an agreement regarding all matters of child custody (or have no children).
While all of this may seem very straightforward, it’s still strongly advised that couples seeking an uncontested divorce in Colorado work with an experienced attorney – like one of the Denver divorce lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC. This is because:
- There are various court requirements that will have to be met in order for the affidavit/divorce to ultimately be accepted by the family court.
- Working out child custody or visitation agreements, as well as figuring out how to divide the marital property (and/or the marital debt), can be facilitated with the help of an experienced legal professional, especially if or when working out these issues leads to problems or disputes.
The Trusted Denver Divorce Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC
If you are going through a divorce or dealing with any matter related to family law, the trusted Denver divorce attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC is ready to stand up for your rights and help you resolve your legal issue as favorably as possible. At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how stressful and important family law issues can be, and we also know how to defend our clients’ in any legal setting to ensure they are able to obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.
When you trust us to handle your divorce, you can count on the facts that our Denver divorce lawyers will:
- Provide you with personalized attention
- Regularly update about the progress of your case
- Answer all of your questions about the process and what you can expect moving forward
- Advise you of your best options for resolving your case as beneficially and efficiently as possible so you can focus on the future.
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