- If you cannot afford the filing fees and other associated costs payable to the Court, this form can be filled out and submitted to the Court for review. You must provide detailed financial information, including gross monthly income and monthly expenses, all of which the Court will use to make a judgment on whether to grant you a waiver or not.
JDF 1000 – Case Information
- This form provides basic information to the Court regarding the names and personal details of both spouses, as well as the details of any children born into or adopted during the course of the marriage.
JDF 1101 – Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
- This is the document that initializes your divorce with the Court. It is the first thing you file and typically requires a $230 fee. Once the Petition is filed, and notice is served to the other party, the 91 day waiting period officially starts, only after which a Dissolution of Marriage can officially be granted by the Court. Most divorces take longer than the 91 days, but if the two parties are in agreement and everything goes smoothly, it is possible to have a divorce granted within that minimum timeframe.
- Response is $116
JDF 1102 – Summons for Dissolution of Marriage
- This is the document that accompanies your Petition. It informs you that a case has been opened with your local District Court and requires a response within 21 days if you were served in Colorado, or within 35 days if you were served outside of Colorado or if you were served by publication.
JDF 1102(a) – Waiver and Acceptance of Service Form
- When served with the Dissolution of Marriage paperwork, if the Respondent will waive personal service, they must sign the Verification section of this form.
JDF 1102(b) – Return of Service
- When the receiving spouse is served with the Summons, it is done so by someone 18 years or older who is not a party to the action, typically a “process server” (which requires a fee); this form is to be filled out by the server after service has been executed, and is returned to the Court.
JDF 1103 – Response
- This is the Response to the Petition that you have been served with. It needs to be filed with the Court and served within 21 days of the date you were served with the Petition; a copy must be sent to the Petitioner. It tells the Court your requests and desires for certain Orders to be made in your case. This document requires a $116 filing fee.
- IF JOINT NO RESPONSE; 21 days in CO, outside CO 35
JDF 1104 – Certificate of Compliance with Mandatory Financial Disclosures (both parties must complete their own)
- This document lets the Court know you have sent the other party all documents required by Mandatory Disclosure, and allows you to explain what documentation isn’t being provided and why.
JDF 1106 – Motion for Temporary Orders
- You need prior approval from the Court to file this. Temporary Orders are short term, and address specific issues, such as spousal and child support, use of residence, and splitting parenting time.
JDF 1107 – Motion to Modify Petition
- This form is filed in the event you and your spouse want to either convert your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage to a Petition for Legal Separation or decide to convert your Petition for Legal Separation to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
JDF 1111 – Sworn Financial Statement (Both parties must complete their own)
- Outlines your complete financial situation, including monthly income and expenses, debts, and assets. The Court uses this document when determining the income earnings of both parties, as well as for determining spousal or child support.
JDF 1111SS – Supporting Schedules for Assets (if applicable)
- Only necessary if there are certain reportable assets filled out in the Sworn Financial Statement for which the Court requires further information.
JDF 1113 – Parenting Plan (Both parties must sign)
- A mandatory document outlining how you and your spouse will be allocating your parental duties. It can be either fully joint (meaning you both agree on everything), partially joint (meaning you both agree on some things), or prepared by each party separately when there is no agreement between you two.
Child Support Worksheet – Instructions
- For child support for children who are under 19 or still in high school, or disable, use Worksheet A when one parent maintains physical care of the child for 273 or more overnight per year
- Worksheet B if each parent shares physical care of the child for more than 92 overnights per year
- Child support/maintenance calculator
- Activating Child Support
- JDF 1805 – Notice of Pending Income Assignment
- JDF 1809 – Notice of Employer to Deduct for Health/Dental Insurance (If Obligor is ordered to pay a premium)
JDF 1115 – Separation Agreement (Both parties must sign if there is an agreement)
- If you and your spouse would like to settle amicably, you can enter into a Separation Agreement on your own terms, decided by you two together. The Court must follow this agreement unless they find it unconscionable, meaning if it would result in extreme unfairness to one party; in that case, the Court may order the parties to submit a revised agreement.
JDF 1116 – Decree of Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation (Fill Caption only)
- Documentation issued by the Court officially finalizing your divorce or legal separation. In the case of legal separation, either party can apply after 182 have passed since the issuing of the decree to request the separation be converted to a Dissolution of Marriage (with written notice provided to the other party).
JDF 1117 – Support Order
- Issued by the Court ordering child support or spousal support, including a payment schedule.
JDF 1120 – Notice of Domestic Relations Initial Status Conference
- Initial Status Conferences are mandatory in many counties in Colorado. This notice tells you when yours has been scheduled for, or if you need to contact the Court to set a date that works for you and your spouse. This is an informal meeting with the Court, not a hearing, and requires no testimony or evidence to be submitted. Children are not permitted to attend because there is no family waiting area, and if they are brought along, the Court may reschedule your conference for another date.
JDF 1121 – Notice of Domestic Relations Status Conference
- Any follow-up Status Conferences notices are sent by the Court using this form.
JDF 1122 – Instructions to Set a Hearing and to Complete a Notice of Hearing or Status Conference is not a form. Only instructions are available, see here.
JDF 1123 Notice to Set Hearing
- If a date is not set at the time you file your petition, you can ask the Court to set the date
JDF 1124 Notice of Hearing
- Complete the Certificate of Service portion identifying how you plan to provide the other party with a copy of this document. If you do not know the other party’s current address, fill out the Certificate of Service using the last address you have for the party and then send out the notice.
JDF 1125 – Mandatory Disclosure
- This form identifies the documents that each spouse must provide to one another within 42 days after service of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage/Legal Separation. This is not required to be filed with the Court unless the Court orders it.
JDF 1126 – Court Authorization for Financial Disclosure
- This document provides authorization for approved third parties to receive and validate financial disclosure documents.
JDF 1129 – Pre-trial statement
- (Only complete this form if you and your spouse do not agree on all issues identified in the Separation Agreement)
- In the event that you and your spouse have a partial agreement with regards to the Separation Agreement and/or Parenting Plan, this form must be completed to outline the issues which are in dispute.
JDF 1201 – Affidavit for Decree without Appearance of Parties
- If you do not have children and agree on all issues regarding your divorce or legal separation, this form may be filed. All of the relevant divorce-related paperwork should be completed and filed with the Court before this form is filed.
JDF 1270 – Response to Petition for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
- If you have received notice of a petition filed for the Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage, you file this form in response, either in agreement or disagreement. You can also request the Court to enter certain orders, such as those concerning child support and division of property/debts.
- If the other party cannot be found, JDF 1301 is filled out detailing to the Court the ways in which you tried to locate them in order to serve them with documentation. You will be asking the Court for permission to send service by mail or publication. The Court will look it over and decide if you exercised due diligence in trying to locate the other party to serve them in person. JDF 1302 is used by the Court to notify you whether the motion to provide service by certified mail or publication is granted or denied.
JDF 1601 – Petition for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
- The invalidity of marriage is different from a dissolution of marriage. If a marriage is found to have been invalid, it results in an annulment. There are several legal grounds for annulment, and your reason(s) must be selected on this document which is then filed with the Court and served to the other party. JDF 1601 must be filed along with JDF 1000 (Case Information Sheet).
JDF 1602 – Summons for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
- This serves as notice provided to you that your spouse has filed for a Petition of Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage. If you were served in Colorado, you can file a Response to this petition within 21 days of the Summons being served to you; if you were served outside of Colorado, or by way of publication, you must file a Response within 35 days should you choose to.
JDF 1603 – Decree of Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
- This Decree is issued by the Court once they have decided whether to grant a Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage and allows for the Court to make certain orders, such as those concerning support orders.