Types of Divorce Cases in Colorado

Types of Divorce Cases in Colorado

Every marriage is different, and spouses face their own challenges and celebrate their own successes. Should it come time to end your marriage, there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to divorce. Just like your marriage is unique, so will be the path of your divorce case. 

There are different options for divorces in Colorado, and you can decide which option is best for you with the help of an Aurora divorce attorney. Contact our office today to learn more about how your divorce might proceed. 

Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse agree to get divorced, and you can agree on how to resolve all the relevant issues, you can file for an uncontested divorce. To do so, you must agree:

  1. That the marriage is irretrievably broken
  2. How to divide your marital property or assets
  3. Whether one spouse will receive spousal maintenance or child support
  4. How to divide child custody and visitation

You can present your agreement to the court, which can approve it – often, without the need for a court hearing (if there are no children involved). This type of divorce can save time, money, and stress. 

Mediated Divorce

Just because you and your spouse cannot agree on everything from the start does not mean you will need to take your case before a judge. Instead, your divorce attorney can help negotiate with your spouse’s attorney to see if you can reach an agreement on unresolved issues. Even if informal negotiations are unsuccessful, you and your spouse might decide to participate in mediation. 

Mediation involves you and your spouse sitting down with a neutral mediator who aims to facilitate compromise on unresolved issues. If you and your spouse can reach agreements, you can sign a mediation agreement to present to the court. You always want to discuss your agreement with your divorce lawyer before you sign anything. 

Litigated Divorce

Some spouses cannot agree on certain issues no matter how many negotiation or mediation sessions they have. In these situations, it might be necessary to take your case to court. Never agree to an outcome that is unfair to you to avoid litigation – instead, make sure you have an experienced divorce litigator representing you. 

Your attorney can present your arguments and evidence to support your position to the judge. You might have one issue to litigate, or you might not be able to agree on anything at all. The law sets out factors that the court needs to consider to resolve issues, and once the judge makes a decision, that decision will become part of your final divorce judgment. Therefore, it is important to ensure you have favorable decisions resulting from litigation. 

Discuss Your Options with an Aurora Divorce Attorney

At CNL Law Firm, PLLC, we know that each divorce is different, and each client has different goals and challenges. We are ready to assist you based on your specific circumstances and give your case the individualized attention it deserves. Call (720) 370-2171 or contact us online to set up an appointment to discuss your divorce.

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