Filing divorce in Colorado can be done in one of two ways: jointly or separately. Filing jointly has some benefits, such as helping to save on costs and being able to waive personal service because there would be no “responding” spouse. Being that the mandatory 92-day waiting period starts when the spouse who didn’t initially filed is served, you also avoid any possible delays that can occur when trying to serve your spouse.
Whenever possible, we recommend working together to make the process smoother and help it move along quickly, but we recognize that isn’t always possible. If you choose to file separately, that’s okay, too. The court won’t assign a value to whether you chose to file together or separately – so do what’s right for you.