Top Resources for Divorce in Colorado

Want to know what you need to do next? Whether you’re just thinking about divorce, are in the middle of one, or are navigating your post-divorce life, here are the top resources for people in Colorado. We’ve ordered them according to the typical step-by-step flow of divorce. And, as always, reach out to us if you have more specific questions.

Just thinking about divorce?

First, read this article to understand the basics of divorcing your spouse. You have three options for how to end your marriage in Colorado. Read about them here. We also recommend reading our article about why it’s better to move forward with a divorce that’s inevitable vs. waiting for the “right time” (hint: there’s no perfect time).

Choosing the right legal help for your divorce

Nothing frustrates us more than lawyers who don’t do their job properly. Choose the right legal help for your divorce — read our advice.

Which Hello Divorce plan is best for me?

Take our quiz or refer to our summaries of each plan to determine how we can best help you during your divorce — and make it as affordable as possible.

Colorado divorce process flowchart

Visualize the divorce process from start to finish with this handy flowchart. It explains all the steps that need to be taken before you can finalize your divorce.

The 3 steps to divorce in Colorado

The divorce process in Colorado is complicated. But don’t worry, Hello Divorce has broken it down into three easy-to-follow steps with its Colorado Divorce Navigator. Find out how Hello Divorce can help you during each step in this article.

Colorado divorce planning checklist

Need to ensure you’re including everything you need to in your divorce? Our printable divorce checklist will get you organized.

How to file for divorce in Colorado

This article guides you through how to file a divorce petition in Colorado — separately or jointly with your spouse.

Serving your spouse

Learn how to serve your spouse with a petition for divorce here.

Complete list of Colorado divorce forms

Access all the forms you will need here.

Financial disclosures

Learn about all the required financial disclosures in Colorado divorce in this article.

Essential information if you have children and are divorcing in Colorado

Two major issues when you have children are 1) the granting of parenting time and 2) decision-making power. Learn about them here. Find out if your county requires mandatory parenting classes here.

Preparing for court

If you need to appear at any court hearings, you’ll want to know some basics about divorce court. You’ll also want to dress appropriately. Read or do’s and don’ts here.

My QDRO has been filed. Now what?

Read this article to understand everything you need to know about your Qualified Domestic Relations Order(s) (QDRO), which will divide your retirement plan(s).

Final judgment / Finalizing your divorce

Use our Colorado divorce worksheet to ensure that you complete every document and include all the information you need to get your Colorado divorce judgment past picky court clerks and into the hands of the judge who will sign off on it and grant your divorce.

Restoring your former (maiden) last name

If you would like to keep your name the same, then there is nothing you need to do during the divorce process. If, however, you would like to have your former name restored, doing so is a simple process. This article addresses the steps you need to take to restore your former name before or after your divorce has been finalized.

7 life-changing lessons one learns after divorce

What life lessons or skills did you learn during or after the divorce process that have given you more perspective and/or joy? Learn more here.

Free divorce checklists & worksheets

Check out all of our free downloadable/printable Hello Divorce checklists and worksheets to help you stay organized and less overwhelmed.

 

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