To Divorce in Colorado is to cut all legal ties and obligations to one another no matter what. A legal separation in Colorado is a determination of separate assets and debts and a parenting plan if necessary as if you were divorced. The difference is you are still legally married in the State of Colorado when you decide to request the Colorado Court to enter orders for a legal separation instead of the decree of dissolution of marriage.
Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin brought new light to “un-coupling” instead of divorcing, some couples are considering legal separation instead of divorce. Are you?
Couples choose legal separation for religious reasons. Some choose to stay legally married but separate for insurance reasons. Other couples want to test the waters without legal obligations and stressors and don’t yet want to have the divorce finalized.
Whatever the motivation to legally separate instead of divorcing, the process is essentially the same in Colorado.
We determine the current marital assets and debts.
We devise a parenting plan.
We divide the accounts, looking at what’s in retirement and determine spousal support if necessary.
Instead of asking the Colorado Court to issue the decree of dissolution of marriage, we ask for an order of legal separation.
For at least six months you will stay legally separated, without financial responsibility for the other’s actions and decisions, and the ability to keep your income completely separate without marital increase in value or additional shared equity in property divided.
After six months, either of you may motion the Colorado Court to modify the order of legal separation to a decree of dissolution of marriage.
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Teddi Ann Barry PC Family Law attorneys have offices in through out the state of Colorado, specifically including Denver, Vail, Avon, Frisco, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Dillion and Steamboat. Our Home offices are located at 899 Logan Street, Suite 203 Denver, CO 80203. Our phone number at this location is 720-722-0776. Our Vail location is at 30 W. Benchmark Road, Suite 214, Avon, CO 81620 970-949-0776.
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