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Colorado Divorce

The Colorado Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Colorado for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Colorado Judicial Branch
Colorado Bar Association
Westminster Law Library
Colorado Family Law Guide - comprehensive guide to Colorado family law, including Colorado divorce, legal separation, annulment, paternity, child custody, child support, alimony, grandparent rights, military divorce issues, etc. - from a CO law firm website
Colorado Military Divorce Guide - comprehensive guide to military divorce and family law issues, including the division of military retirement, VA disability, military family support, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (formerly SSCRA), former spouse benefits, etc. - from a CO law firm website

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the link below:

Colorado Revised Statutes

Divorce Law

The district court shall enter a decree of dissolution of marriage when:
(I) The court finds that one of the parties has been domiciled in this state for ninety days next preceding the commencement of the proceeding;
(II) The court finds that the marriage is irretrievably broken; and
(III) The court finds that ninety-one days or more have elapsed since it acquired jurisdiction over the respondent either as the result of process pursuant to rule 4 of the Colorado rules of civil procedure or as the result of the act of the respondent in joining as copetitioner in the petition or in entering an appearance in any other manner. (CRS 14-10-106)

FAQs about Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce - from
FAQs about Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce and Custody Issues in Colorado - from
Marital Separation Agreements Explained

Marriage and Living Together Law

Colorado Marriage License Law

Child Support

Colorado Child Support Calculator
Calculating Child Support Payments
Establishing Paternity and Child Support
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support - from
Colorado Division of Child Support: Enforcement
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Custody/Parenting Time in Colorado - from
A Father's Guide to Child Support
Important Information on Parenting Time in Colorado
Getting your Parenting Time with your Children -
Guidelines for Grandparents' Rights - from
Grandchildren and your Visitation Rights -
Child Custody - from
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Colorado is an "equitable distribution" property state.

FAQs about Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce Refer to "Property Division in a Divorce" - from
Disposition of Property - Colorado Revised Statues 14-10-113