DIVORCE LAW
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

A divorce proceeding in Colorado, while filled with emotion and stressful to the parties, is designed to move forward efficiently and with as little drama as possible. The primary purpose of the "Dissolution of Marriage" proceeding is to have the couple's marriage bond dissolved by court decree. The couples' property and financial obligations are divided by either a consensual settlement agreement or court decree. Other matters associated with the divorce may include custody and financial support of the couple's minor children and spousal maintenance. 

It is important to understand that throughout the process there is never a ruling by the court to find that one or the other spouse is at fault or to be blamed for the divorce. In Colorado, this is called a "No-Fault Dissolution of Marriage".

LEGAL SEPARATION

A Legal Separation and a Dissolution of Marriage share the same process. For example, both results in the breaking of financial ties between the couple, and the court will approve the parental responsibilities if minor children are involved. 

The major difference between the two proceedings is that under a legal separation the parties are still married.

The parties are generally not liable for the post-separation debts of the other. Six months after a decree of legal separation has been entered, either spouse may petition the court to convert the legal separation to a dissolution of marriage.

OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO DIVORCE OR LEGAL SEPARATION 

* CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION,

* PROPERTY SETTLEMENT DISPUTES,

* BANKRUPTCY ISSUES,

* SPOUSAL SUPPORT,

* POST-DECREE MODIFICATIONS.

Keuling Law Firm understands the legal challenges of divorce. The Firm will face these challenges with you and see that your expectations are achieved.

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