The State of Colorado refers to divorce as a “dissolution of marriage”, and is a purely no-fault divorce state, meaning the court will not assign fault to either party for the divorce. Colorado is only concerned with whether the marriage is “irretrievably broken” (the two parties no longer get along). In this case, issues such as adultery or abuse do not matter for the purposes of the divorce itself, though they may be taken into consideration in regards to child custody.

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Residency Requirements

You or your spouse must have lived in Colorado for a minimum of 90 days prior to filing for the dissolution of marriage. You must also file for your dissolution in the county in which you reside.

Fill Out your Forms

When filing for a no-fault divorce, please note that forms must be printed on bonded, acid-free paper. Some forms must be completed by all people filing for no fault divorce in Colorado:


Forms for Couples with Children:


Additional Forms (if Applicable):


Make Copies of your Forms


Once you have filled out the appropriate forms, make at least two copies of each. One set will be filed with your court clerk’s office, and one should be kept for your records. You will also need to bring a certified copy of your marriage certificate, which you can get from the city or town where you were married.

Bring your Completed Forms to your Court Clerk’s Office and Pay the Fee

Proceed to your court clerk’s office with the originals and copies of your forms. If everything is in order, the clerk will use the original forms and ask you to pay a fee to file.

If your spouse lives in another state or country, make sure to consult a lawyerbefore filing.

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