Colorado Residency Requirements for Divorce

UPDATED: 6/18/2024

Different laws govern the divorce process and it varies in different states. Here in Colorado, there are several things you need to know about Colorado residency requirements for divorce if you live in this state and wish to end your marriage. The more you know about the state’s family and divorce laws, the easier it is to advocate for your rights in court. These laws pertain to divorce, division of assets, alimony, child custody, and child support payments.

Under the Colorado Divorce Laws and its guidelines, divorce is better known as “dissolution of marriage.” Ending the legal bonds of marriage requires that at least one of the spouses has been a resident of Colorado for at least 90 days before the date of filing. Alongside this residency requirement, you may only file in the county where the respondent holds residence. If the respondent has a non-resident status, the case may be filed in the county where the petitioner holds residence.

With the guidance of a knowledgeable Colorado family law attorney, understanding the specific divorce laws and going through the split becomes easier. Additionally, a lawyer will keep your best interest at the forefront and help protect your rights. Jones Law Firm, PC, has family law attorneys who can provide you with more information on Colorado residency requirements for divorce in our state. Call (720) 863-6257 and schedule your free consultation today. 


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