Basic Questions

Does Colorado grant annulments?

Annulments occur where you or your spouse can show that your marriage is invalid. Marriages can be invalid under the following circumstances: A party lacked capacity to consent to the marriage either due to mental incapacity or infirmity, the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other incapacitating substances; A party lacked physical capacity to consummate the marriage and the other party did not at the time of the marriage know of the incapacity; A party was under the age as provided by law and did not have the consent of his/her parents or guardian or judicial approval as provided by law; Read more

Can I get maintenance or will I have to provide maintenance to my spouse?

Maintenance is never a guarantee in divorce cases as there is no set formula for determining the length or amount of the awards. The court will look at all relevant factors in determining the appropriateness of a maintenance award, including: The financial resources of the party seeking maintenance; The time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking maintenance to find appropriate employment and that party’s future earning capacity; The standard of living established during the marriage; The duration of the marriage; The age and physical and emotional condition of the spouse seeking maintenance; and The Read more

What are the grounds for divorce in Colorado?

Colorado is considered a “no fault” state. This means that you do not need the consent of your spouse to obtain a divorce, nor are the reasons why you want a divorce considered in granting the divorce. In Colorado, the courts can enter a divorce decree (referred to as a decree of dissolution) upon showing that: One of the parties has lived in the state for 90 days prior to the commencement of the proceedings; The marriages is irretrievably broken; And those 90 days or more have elapsed since the court acquired jurisdiction over the other party either as a Read more