In Colorado, a no-fault divorce allows one spouse to file for divorce without needing to prove that the other spouse was at fault for the divorce. Instead, the spouse needs to provide a reason for the end of the marriage.
"Irreconcilable differences" and an "irreparable breakdown of the marriage" are both commonly used as reasons for divorce, both meaning that the marriage cannot be repaired. If one party requests a no-fault divorce, the other spouse cannot prevent the divorce from happening.
I am attorney Kathryn R. Tolison from the law office of Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC. I am an Adams County no-fault divorce lawyer, and because my practice is focused solely on family law, I have a strong understanding of Colorado's family law system. I use my experience to help clients build strong cases that meet their needs and protect their best interests.
Because fault is not a consideration in property division, assets are divided equitably between parties. Like equitable property division in other divorce matters, property is divided fairly between the parties, which does not automatically mean that it is divided equally.
Filing for no-fault divorce also has no impact on whether a spouse can expect to pay or receive spousal support or child support. Spousal support is based on need and both parties' standard of living, and child support is based on a formula.
When individuals contact our firm, one of the first things we tell them is that they can count on us. We recognize that this is a difficult time, and we are here to provide the counsel and support needed at every step of the process.
If you have questions about whether a no-fault divorce is right for you or need assistance through the process, we can help. Contact our firm by sending us an email or calling 800-331-0745.