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Family Law


How Long Will The Divorce Take in Colorado?

Clients of my Adams County-based firm, Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, often ask "How long will the divorce take in Colorado?" Below is the typical process for a divorce:

  • First step is to file your petition as either contested or uncontested.
  • After the initial filing, the parties work on financial disclosures. This is the opportunity for each party and his or her lawyer to understand what the marital estate entails and make the best possible decisions. The goal is to have a set of financial documents with nothing omitted — including student loans, credit card debts, value of cars and other property.
  • In approximately 40 days, a status conference is held in the jurisdiction where the motion is filed. If the divorce is contested, it will be placed on the court docket. The divorce will be not be completed any sooner than 92 days from the filing date.
  • After the initial status conference, temporary orders may be set for payment of debts, child support, custody and other matters while the divorce is pending.
  • Additionally, this is the time when parties attempt to settle the divorce through alternative dispute resolution, mediation and settlement conferences. If this is not possible, both parties prepare for trial.

Contact An Experienced Brighton Family Law Attorney

I can skillfully guide you through every step of the divorce process. To set up a phone consultation, call my law firm at 800-331-0745 or fill out the contact form. I accept all major credit cards and offer competitive rates. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and I can meet with you near your home, work or child care.


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