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The one-day divorce program

By Tolison & Williams / December 10, 2014

Divorce can be a frustrating and time-consuming process for some people. Many Colorado spouses spend a large amount of time filling out paperwork and months in courtroom litigation. Spouses may be interested in learning about a one-day divorce program currently available in another state.

The one-day divorce program is for spouses who do not have legal representation and who filed divorce documents at least six months ago. Also, the divorce should not have issues involved such as spousal support and property division. For those who have children, parents will want to have a parenting plan in place. Once spouses are eligible, an appointment is set for the one-day divorce, and it can then take just a couple of hours for the divorce to be final.

Even though it actually takes at least six months for divorces to be finalized, the one-day divorce is still beneficial for those who do not have an attorney. In the state where this type of divorce is being utilized, about 70 percent of individuals do not have legal representation. The program is modeled after the one-day divorce that was started in Sacramento, California, and was created to alleviate the stress of the divorce process.

Divorce is not always easy, and having to file piles of paperwork usually adds to the stress. The one-day divorce program can help to simplify the process as long as spouses have settled their differences on all material issues, including child custody. It is not known if this program is available in Colorado, but spouses who are divorcing may want to explore all of the legal options that may be available to them.

Source:, "San Diego court second in state to offer one-day divorce", Lyndsay Winkley, Dec. 4, 2014

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