Colorado divorce is governed by the “Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act” found in Colorado Revised Statutes §14-10-101 through §14-10-133. Colorado is a no-fault state and the reasons behind the divorce are irrelevant to the Court.
Good or bad, the Court doesn’t really care if one of you has had an affair, or if one of you has been the so called cause of the divorce. And both parties don’t have to agree to the divorce action. If one party requests the divorce, the Court almost always will grant it.
The Courts in Colorado require that ninety days pass before a divorce can be finalized. It almost always takes this long (and likely much longer) for the parties to complete all the necessary paperwork and fulfill the Court’s requirements for financial disclosure.
On that issue, divorce in Colorado is based on a full and complete financial disclosure. Parties are required to exchange
- tax returns
- bank and credit card statements
- retirement account statements
- and other documents
Almost all Courts require some form of mediation to take place before the Court will hear the case. Mediation is where you meet with an independent third party neutral who will try to help you resolve the case.