When a married couple is able to agree to the terms of a divorce without requiring the intervention of a judge, the divorce is considered an uncontested one. This means the husband and wife must reach compromises on any issues, such as the division of property, child custody, support and the like. However, the fact that a divorce is uncontested in Douglas County Colorado, does not mean that the court system isn’t involved. It also doesn’t mean that the advice of an experienced family law attorney isn’t necessary.
At Ellmann & Ellmann, our Douglas County Colorado divorce lawyers know how to help you negotiate the complexities that can be involved in reaching workable agreements. We put our family law experience to work for you to ensure that compromises you make are fair and practical. If you have children, it can be vital to involve a knowledgeable divorce attorney to make certain that custody and support arrangements will provide for the children’s needs, now and in the future. These are just a few of the considerations your Ellmann & Ellmann divorce lawyer will work with you to resolve effectively.
Colorado’s no-fault standard makes the only basis for dissolving a marriage the declaration that the union is “irretrievably broken.” That means that no one is blamed for the divorce and that neither party feels there is a reasonable likelihood of remaining together.
The state does require that you or your spouse reside in Colorado for at least 90 days before you can file for dissolution of marriage. Depending on your specific circumstances, appropriate documents must be filed in the county where you reside or in the county where your spouse resides. An uncontested divorce can be pursued when there are no children involved or when you and your spouse both have legal representation and agree on custody and support matters pertaining to your children. There must be no other issues in dispute, and you and your spouse must agree on how your marital property will be divided. Still, many other considerations can factor into an uncontested divorce. Only a qualified family law attorney can provide comprehensive information to help you ensure you reach a fair agreement and that you have followed the specified procedures to dissolve your marriage under Colorado law.
Contact the Colorado divorce attorneys at Ellmann & Ellmann to request a no-obligation consultation about your plans to pursue an uncontested divorce. Our experience can work for you to assure that documents are filed properly and that any agreements you reach are fair and equitable. Ellmann & Ellmann have successfully handled hundreds of divorce cases, and we are ready to help you through this difficult and challenging transition. Call our offices at (303) 814-2600.
Marriage and Divorce Fast Facts
Marriages in the U.S.
Divorce rate nationwide
3.5 per 1,000 people
Marriages in Colorado
Divorces in Colorado
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics Report