What is a common law marriage?

A legal acknowledgment of two consenting adults who live together for a designated period of time (as determined by the state), after which they are considered to be common law married. Most states recognize common law marriage.

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What is collusion?

An agreement that there have been false, untrue charges brought up by both parties to accomplish a goal in court. This illegal agreement may happen between a husband and a wife, for example, if they both agree to use adultery

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What is an annulment?

A legal proceeding in which the marriage is declared void, as if a marriage never existed in the first place. This option is only available to very specific circumstances.

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What if I can’t find my spouse?

You must make reasonable efforts to find your spouse. Once you have filed the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court, a disinterested person over the age of 18 may serve the Petition on your spouse. Learn more about

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What About Alimony?

Maintenance or alimony is another issue to consider. Maintenance may be awarded if the Court finds that a spouse lacks sufficient property to provide for his or her reasonable needs and is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment

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What is Property Division in a Colorado Divorce?

If a couple can agree on how to divide their property, they can confirm their agreements in a written document called a “separation agreement.” If spouses can’t agree, a judge will decide how to divide their property at a permanent

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What Are The Grounds for Divorce?

Colorado is called a “no fault” state, which means that you don’t have to explain to the court the reason behind your divorce, only that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.   In the past, if a spouse wanted a divorce, he

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What if One Spouse is No Longer a Resident of Colorado?

The Court must have personal jurisdiction over both parties in order to divide property, allocate debt, order maintenance and enter orders regarding children for parental responsibility, parenting time and support.  If the other spouse no longer resides in Colorado, the

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