During our years of providing family law services to Colorado residents, we have fielded many questions about the possibility of representing oneself in divorce proceedings. While it is possible to proceed in this manner, it is important to learn how this process works and whether you are a good candidate for this solution.
In Colorado, a self-represented divorce is simply another way of saying you are getting an uncontested divorce. The main benefit of this option is that the entire process occurs without having to attend a court hearing. As you might expect, this solution can only work when certain conditions are present.
- The couple must have no minor children
- At least one spouse must have resided in the state for 90 days or more
- Property division is not an issue
Unlike many family law attorneys, we do not discourage people from seeking an uncontested divorce. Instead, we prefer to educate couples considering divorce about all of their options. As attorneys, we recognize the many benefits of choosing an uncontested divorce, including less stress, affordability, flexibility and speed to name a few.
At the same time, we want you to know that a family law professional can still provide valuable guidance if you choose to represent yourself. An attorney can assist in preparing your documents, negotiating your settlement and ensuring you make no mistakes.
You will also benefit from an attorney's knowledge about divorce laws in the state of Colorado as well as procedural information about the court system. If you want to learn more about divorcing in the Colorado Springs region, we invite you to browse the resources available on our website.