Colorado Divorce Laws and Resources

Divorce isn't easy, but if you're thinking about getting divorced in Colorado (or maybe just a separation), the information below will help you navigate the process. You will be able to look up the current divorce statutes to help you understand your rights and what to expect. You can also calculate the amount of child support which might be awarded in your case by using the tools found below.

If you can't afford a lawyer and want to handle all the paperwork yourself, you can access various services offering divorce forms and online divorce options. If you would rather have someone else handle your case, you can find skilled divorce lawyers and mediators, as well as financial professionals and private investigators to help with your case. There are also resource to help you find divorce support groups, domestic abuse resources, and parenting classes.

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CO Mandatory Parenting Education - Parents involved in divorce, custody, or paternity cases are required to take a court-approved parenting seminar. The Judicial Court System has compiled a resource listing locations and contact information for the seminars in your area, at parenting education class providers.

Center for Divorce Education
Parenting classes and Divorce Education
Telephone: (740) 594-2526
Counties: All

Children in Between is an online co-parenting program for divorcing or separating parents. Online parenting classes may not be accepted without advance permission from the Court. Check with your local district.


For divorcing parents, it’s important to know that in Colorado, the family court system prefers children to have frequent contact with both parents unless extreme circumstances exist. You have the right to draft your own parenting plan agreement for the court to review, or you can opt to leave it up to the court’s digression.  

Parents also need to keep track of the time they each spend with their children for the sake of child support. The standard method on how to apply child support estimates in Colorado is based on how many nights a child spends with each parent. This may not accurately reflect the actual time spent with each parent, so many parents decide to use software to assist with calculating exact numbers.


Elkus & Sisson, P.C.
Donald Sisson
501 South Cherry Street, Suite 920
Denver, Colorado 80246
Telephone: (303) 567-7981
Counties: Denver

Elkus & Sisson is a Denver Family law firm specializing in divorce, child support, custody, adoption and division of assets. We are the attorneys that you want on your side.

The Law Offices of Lynn L. Olney, PC
102 E Pikes Peak Ave, 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 636-3521
Counties: El Paso

For over 30 years, Lynn Olney has provided compassionate, knowledgeable and effective representation to clients in the Colorado Springs area. You deserve to get the representation you need.

Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C.
Colorado Springs Area
(719) 520-5441

We strive to minimize that stress by providing our clients with caring and compassionate legal advice. While we are committed to helping you reach a peaceful resolution to your family law matter, we've had over 20 years of litigation experience should your case go to trial. Let us help you reach the best solutions to protect the interests of you and your children.

Need a Divorce Lawyer? If you need help with your divorce and want to speak with an attorney, this service can help you can find pre-qualified local attorneys to handle your legal issues and answer your questions.


Colorado Center for Divorce Mediation
Lawrence F. King, J.D.
Christopher L. Griffith, J.D., M.S.
8704 Yates Dr. #220
Westminster, CO 80031
Telephone: 303-650-1750
Counties: All, especially Denver metro (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson) & other Front Range counties

We provide a comprehensive guide to CO divorce, written by experienced Colorado attorney-mediators. Free divorce forms, tools and latest Colorado divorce law news. Family resources including parenting help, child support and web-exclusive "best of the net" custody & parenting plans.


Ameriprise Financial
Daniel Schultz
1881 9th Street, #302
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: 720-565-6117
Fax: 720-565-9823
Counties: Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Larimer, Weld

Harbor Financial Group, Inc.
Megan Miller
1909 26th Street STE 1A
Boulder, CO 80302
Telephone: 303-939-8788
Counties: Boulder, Broomfield

We are hosting a Divorce Workshop on September 9th and November 11th for women who are contemplating starting the divorce process. We will have a local attorney, a local therapist and myself (a financial professional) presenting important information for women to consider. We also can provide financial guidance on a hourly basis for clients who need assistance reviewing settlement offers and other financial divorce decisions.

DaVinci Financial Planning
Denisa Tova
130 E. Kiowa Street, Suite 500
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: 719-634-6944
Counties: El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, and Teller

Using a neutral mediator in your divorce can help you negotiate an equitable settlement. Mediation is your best opportunity to CONTROL the COST and the OUTCOME of your divorce. I am also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who helps clients minimize the financial pain of divorce by educating them about complex financial and tax issues that often come up in divorce.

I can assist you in making informed decisions so you can reach a mutually acceptable agreement that will let you rebuild financially after your divorce.


At 3StepDivorce, you can easily complete your uncontested divorce documents online by answering a series of questions to customize your documents to your unique circumstances. This is a comprehensive divorce service which offers a variety of free downloadable divorce books and products to help you with the divorce process and customer support options if you have problems. Start completing your divorce forms today.


DIY QDRO Documents - The QdroDesk™ service makes it convenient to prepare your QDRO and supporting documents from your own home. The user-friendly interface is simple to use and customizes your documents and related paperwork to insure the proper division of a retirement account.


Advanced Private Investigations, LLC
P. O. Box 654
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Telephone: 720-933-9301
Fax: 303-663-8021
Counties: Jefferson, Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver, Adams, Weld, El Paso, Larimer, Eagle, Pitkin, Summit, Pueblo, Elbert, San Miguel, La Plata, Archuleta, Mesa, Boulder & Broomfield County


Karyn Seitz Divorce Recovery & Healing from Relationship Loss
1660 S. Albion St Suite 314
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-949-6952

Hello! My name is Karyn Seitz, and I specialize in working with women who are stuck in unresolved issues from a divorce. I use a revolutionary approach called The Healthy Grieving Process that guides you to step out of your story so that you can reclaim your life. The hardest part about a divorce is that it feels like a part of you has gone missing, leaving you feeling like you don't know who you are. I guide you to figure what part you got lost so that you can become whole, happy and grounded in yourself again. I look forward to helping you let go and move forward!

Divine Purpose Unleashed, LLC
PO Box 38671
Colorado Springs, CO 80937
Phone: 719-227-7449

CO Divorce Options, PC
109 W. Olive Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 207-1369
Counties: Larimer, Weld


Divorce Care can help you locate a divorce support group in your area. There are DivorceCare groups in many towns and cities throughout United States.


Shelters and Crisis Numbers

CO Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Partners in Prevention
13918 E. Mississippi Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 720-222-1058

Partners in Prevention is a nonprofit group which provides a wealth of information for survivors of domestic abuse through various books and resources, in addition to counseling and consulting. The organization also focuses on the prevention of domestic abuse by helping healthcare workers identify cases of possible abuse and guide the victims to the appropriate services.


Online Divorce Laws - CO Revised Statutes TITLE 14

Relevant statutes to look up:

  • Residency requirements to file for divorce §14-10-106
  • Grounds for divorce §14-10-106
  • Legal separation §14-10-112
  • Division of marital property in divorce §14-10-113
  • Alimony / spousal maintenance §14-10-114
  • Name change §13-15-101
  • Legal representation for the child §14-10-116
  • Divorce education program for parents of minor children §14-10-123.7
  • Child custody §14-10-124
  • Child support §14-10-115

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