Guide to Getting a Divorce or Legal Separation With Children of This Marriage
Decide How to File......?
"Jointly" or "On Your Own"
Filing "On Your Own" - Complete JDF 1000 Case Information JDF 1101 - Petition JDF 1102 - Summons Filing "Jointly" - Complete JDF 1000 Case Information JDF 1101 - Petition
Either party must reside in Colorado for at least 90 days.
File in the County Where you or your Spouse Reside. Pay Filing Fees. Review Documents received by the Courts. Mark Initial Status Conference on your Calendar, if required by the Court.
Complete Service If Filing "On Your Own:"
A disinterested person who is 18 years or older must serve copies of all documents to the other party. Provide Proof of Service (Notarized Return of Service) to the Court.
Complete Forms. The Court may also require other documents to be provided, please read the Case Management Order (CMO) for such details.
Sworn Financial Statement (JDF 1111) (Both parties must complete their own and sign before a Notary). Certificate of Compliance (JDF 1104) (Both parties must complete their own). Separation Agreement (JDF 1115) (Both parties must sign before a Notary). Parenting Plan (1113) (Both parties must sign before a Notary). Decree (JDF 1116) - Caption only Support Order (JDF 1117) Pretrial Statement (JDF 1129) Only complete this form if you and your spouse do not agree on all issues
identified in the Separation Agreement.
Status Conference and Parenting Class.
You may be required to attend check with the Court regarding their procedures.
If you and the other party agree on all issues: Attend Final Hearing. The Decree and Support Order may be entered on or after the 91st day.
If you and the other party do not agree on all issues. You may be required to attend Mediation. A Contested Hearing may be set. The Decree and Support Order may be entered at the conclusion of your Final Hearing.
JDF 1096 R6/09
FLOWCHART FOR DISSOLUTION/LEGAL SEPARATION WITH CHILDREN OF THIS MARRIAGE