Divorce can be a stressful and intimidating process. Laura Monty Law, LLC, understands the legal, financial, and emotional implications of ending a marriage, and works with clients to overcome these challenges one day at a time.
Laura Monty Law, LLC, also understands that divorce can be a traumatic event for children. Therefore, our approach focuses on keeping the best interests of the children in the forefront, and helping clients through the transition of parenting with a spouse to parenting as a co-parent.
The legal standard to obtain a divorce in the State of Colorado is a finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken, meaning that there is no chance of reconciliation. At times, only one party believes the marriage is irretrievably broken. However, as long as at least one party states that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court can proceed in granting a dissolution of marriage.
Colorado is also a no-fault state. Therefore, issues such as infidelity or other fault-based claims are rarely relevant during the dissolution of marriage process.
In order to commence a dissolution of marriage action in the State of Colorado, at least one spouse must have been domiciled in the state for at least 91 days immediately prior to filing. Additionally, the court cannot grant a dissolution of marriage until at least 91 days have passed since the court acquired jurisdiction over both of the parties. Therefore, the divorce process will take, at a minimum, about three months to complete, although it often takes longer.
Assuming the court has acquired proper jurisdiction over both parties, in addition to dissolving the marriage, the court can enter orders regarding parenting time and decision-making for children (custody orders), child support, the division of marital property and debts, spousal maintenance (alimony), the allocation of fees and costs associated with the divorce, and restoring a party’s previous name, if requested.
Whether you are considering a divorce and want to understand your rights and the process better, or you are in the midst of a divorce, Laura Monty Law, LLC can assist you through the divorce process. Laura Monty Law, LLC is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and primarily serves clients in the Northern Colorado region. To set up an initial consultation with Ms. Monty, please contact us at 970-797-3407 or through our online Contact Us form.