Colorado divorce forms:JDF 1270 - Response to Petition for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in Colorado for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in Colorado.
Fill out the Petition for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage form (used for illegal marriages) or Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation form and Case Information Sheet to start the Divorce process. Then inform your spouse by filing a Summons for Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage form or a Summons for Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation form (used for illegal marriages). If you are separated from your spouse and wish to file for Divorce you can file the Motion to Convert Decree of Legal Separation to Decree of Dissolution of Marriage form. Your spouse can then file a Response to the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation form (for legal marriages). A Motion/Stipulation to Modify Petition (Marriage) form can then be filled out during the Divorce or legal separation proceedings to change the petition from Divorce to legal separation or from legal separation to Divorce.
Then file the Sworn Financial Statement to report your assets and if more assets need to be reported file the Sworn Financial Statement, Supporting Schedules. Then file the Separation Agreement (Marriage) in order to split up assets between both parties in the Divorce. Then file a Petitioner/Co-Petitioner/Respondent Pre-Trial Statement and if you needed to update a Sworn Financial Statement attach the form to this one. Then if you have children fill out the Parenting Plan and Support Order to determine who gets custody of the children and who has to pay child support. You can then file a Affidavit for Decree without Appearance of Parties (Marriage) if you and your spouse agree on major issues and do not want to waste money and time by going to Court. Last fill out the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation to officially terminate the marriage or become legally separated from your spouse.
In Colorado, Divorces are handled by the The Judicial Branch of Colorado. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in Colorado. You can download 17 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This form is filled out by the individual in the marriage that received a divorce petition and needs to appear in court.
This form is a petition to file for divorce.
This form is a summons to notify the spouse of someone who filed for divorce.
This form is used to change a couple's legal status from legal separation to divorced.
This sheet contains information about both parties in the divorce.
This form is used to petition for divorce as well as legal separation.
This is form is a court summons for those getting divorced or legally separated.
This form is a response to getting summoned by a court for getting divorced or legally separated.
This form is used to change a petition for getting a divorce into legal separation or legal separation into getting a divorce.
This form is used by the court to get information on the finances of both parties.
This form is used to report additional assets in combination with those in JDF 1111.
This form is used to split up assets in a divorce or legal separation.
This is a form to officially end the marriage or become legally separated from your spouse.
This form is used by the court to order an individual to pay child support and/or alimony to the other individual in the failed marriage.
This form is used to submit a pretrial statement.
This form is used by couples getting a divorce that do not want to appear in court.
This form is used to plan out which individual in the divorce gets the child(ren), when they get the child(ren), and who pays child support and how much.
These Colorado divorce forms are sourced from the The Judicial Branch of Colorado at https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/SubCategory.cfm?Category=Divorce. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.