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Know what to expect in a Colorado divorce

In our previous blog post, we discussed how women seek divorce more often than men these days. Anyone who is interested in seeking a divorce in Colorado should know what to expect during the divorce process. While we can offer you some basic guidelines regarding what to expect, we can't cover every situation that you might encounter when you file for a divorce.

The first thing that you have to do when you file for a divorce in Colorado is to file the petition for dissolution of marriage. This petition can be filed individually or jointly, depending on the circumstances of your case. We can help you to explore both options so you can make an informed decision.

Once you have filed the petition, you will have an initial status conference. This occurs within 40 days of the filing of the petition. This informal session with a judge is your chance to ask the judge for certain orders, ask questions and get a trial date. Orders issued during the ISC are temporary.

During the 40-day period between the filing and the ISC, you will exchange financial information. This exchange must be comprehensive. We can help you learn about the Rule 16.2 disclosures pertaining to your case.

Your case might go through discoveries, mediation or a trial. All of these components of a divorce can have a big impact on the final divorce decree. It is vital that you understand each component. It is also vital that you protect your rights during these events. We can help you to understand each event and stand by your side to protect your rights.

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