Resources

From this page, you can access many important resources that you will need when filing for divorce.   There are numerous documents you must complete and submit, and you can access them from the links given below.  In addition, you will find links to organizations that provide free or low-cost legal aid, and shelter and other forms of assistance.

COLORADO LAW, COURT INFORMATION,  AND REQUIRED FORMS

1. Colorado Laws and Rules

http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp

2. Contact information for Colorado Courts:  Colorado divorces take place in District Courts

http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm

3. Colorado Court Forms relating to divorce, custody (called “parenting time” and “decision-making” in Colorado), alimony (“maintenance”), child support and other family law issues.

http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/SubCategory.cfm?Category=Domestic

4. Sworn Financial Statement and Supporting Schedule:  a financial form to be completed by all parties in a divorce or separation proceeding in Colorado.

http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%201111%20Sworn%20Financial%20Statement.pdf

http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%201111SS%20Supporting%20Schedules%20for%20Assets.pdf

5. Mandatory Disclosures: a list of the documents you need to compile when filing for divorce and/or separation in Colorado.

http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/jdf1125.pdf

 

RESOURCES FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE

1. Colorado Legal Services: free legal services

http://coloradolegalservices.org/co/homepage.html

2. Metro Volunteer Lawyers: free and low cost legal services

http://www.metrovolunteerlawyers.org/

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILY SUPPORT

1.  Resources for Parenting Classes:  Divorcing parents in proceedings involving minor children are generally required to attend a parenting class and to file proof of attendance with the court.

www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Self_Help/COLORADO%20PARENTING%20CLASS%20PROVIDERS-REV%2008-15-11.pdf

2. The Family Tree: support services for families facing abuse, domestic violence issues or homelessness.

http://www.thefamilytree.org/en/about-us

3. Mountain Peace Shelter:  support services for Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey and Pine area families facing abuse, domestic violence or homelessness.

http://www.mountainpeace.org/

 

OTHER RESOURCES

1.   Why Did You have to Get a Divorce and When Can I Get a Hamster? By Anthony E. Wolf– excellent book for families facing divorce.  (I do NOT get any remuneration for listing the book.  I just happen to think it’s an excellent, pragmatic book.  This is a fast, funny read that quickly sets you straight on how to keep children out of the middle of divorce conflict.  The last chapter has great parenting advice for ALL parents.)

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Have-Divorce-When-Hamster/dp/0374525684

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