Divorce Attorneys
A Professional Corporation of Attorneys & Counselors at Law in Colorado and Wisconsin
Divorce

Divorce in the State of Colorado is legally called 'dissolution of marriage'. Colorado is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a marriage may be dissolved when at least one of the partners in the marriage want to dissolve it. It is not necessary that both partners agree to this. The only residency requirement is that party seeking the divorce, also known as the Petitioner, must have lived in Colorado or Wisconsin for 90 days before the beginning of the divorce proceedings. At the divorce hearing, a judge will make a final decision on child custody, debt and asset distribution, and child support. If these matters are worked out beforehand, the judge will usually rubber stamp them and make them official. If not, the judge will make a decision on them. Generally, it is better to come to an amicable agreement rather than force a judge to make a decision.

Wisconsin is a 'no fault' divorce state, which means neither spouse must prove that the other has done anything wrong, and only one spouse must testify under oath that he or she believes that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Spouses do not have to give reasons for wanting a divorce. A marriage is irretrievably broken when there is no chance for reconciliation. The attorneys at Starzynski Van Der Jagt, P.C. have a deep understanding of the Colorado Divorce Laws and can assist you in determining the final outcome and strategies for enhancing your position. We encourage you to call us early in the process to gain the best advantage. All information is kept strictly confidential.


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