Exploring your divorce options in Colorado

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2023 | Divorce

Facing the end of a marriage is a challenging and emotional time. You might be dealing with feelings, from fear to relief and a whole range of emotions in between. It is not just a difficult emotional journey, but a legal one as well.

Knowing your options for divorce in Colorado can be an essential part of navigating this challenging time and making informed decisions about your future.

Contested divorce

If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, you will have a contested divorce. This is the traditional divorce process and can involve disputes over child custody, property division and other issues. You will both present your cases to the court and a judge will make the final decision.

Uncontested divorce

In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse agree on all the issues related to your divorce. You both agree on child custody, alimony and property division. In this scenario, the court will typically approve your agreement and the divorce process will be relatively straightforward.

Mediated divorce

If you and your spouse have disagreements but are willing to work through them, mediation could be an option. In mediation, a neutral third party helps you and your spouse discuss issues and reach agreements. Mediation can be less costly and less adversarial than a contested divorce and often results in better outcomes for everyone involved.

Legal separation

If you are not ready to divorce but want to live separately, legal separation is an option in Colorado. It provides many of the same legal protections as a divorce, but you remain married.

In Colorado, you have multiple options when it comes to dissolving your marriage. Your choice depends on your unique situation and the relationship you have with your spouse.