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The followingcapsule summary of the law in this state related to divorce maybe helpful to you. These brief statements are not meant tosubstitute for legal consultation, but rather to highlight themain issues to consider.

Divorce Law


Grounds: None listed.

Residency: One spouse domiciliaryfor 90 days preceding commencement of action.

Waiting Period: None listed.

No Fault: Irretrievable breakdown.

Defenses: Lack of jurisdiction andfailure to establish a case.

Code Section: Uniform Marriage andDivorce Act 14-10-106, 120.

Uniform Child Custody Act:1973
Joint Custody:Yes,
Grandparent Visitation:Yes, 19-1-117, et seq.
Child's Wishes Considered:Yes
Code Section:14-10-123

Community Property:No.


Grounds: Consent lacking; mentalincapacity; alcohol; drugs; underage; jest or dare; duress;fraudulent act; physical incapacity to consummate.

Time Limitation: Lacking capacity:6-24 months after knowledge of condition depending on grounds.

Legitimacy of Children: Children ofinvalid marriages are legitimate.

Prohibited Marriages: Prior marriagestill valid; between ancestor and descendant; brother and sister,uncle and niece, aunt and nephew.

Code Section: 14-10-111, et seq.


American Arbitration Association
Denver Regional Office
1660 Lincoln St., Ste. 2150
Denver, CO 80264
Phone: (303)831-0823
Fax: (303)832-3626
Mark Appel, Reg. VP

Colorado Bar Association
No. 950, 1900 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303)860-1115
Fax: (303)894-0821

Colorado Department of Health
Vital Records Section
4210 E. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
Phone: (303)331-4890
Responds to public inquiries for certified copies of birthrecords dating from 1910 and death records dating from 1900.Charges $12 (extra copies of birth certificates $6 each ifordered all at one time). For all inquiries enclose aself-addressed, stamped envelope.

Colorado Department of RegulatoryAgencies
Division of Banking
1560 Broadway, Ste. 1175
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303)894-7575
Barbara Walker, Commnr.

Colorado Division of Child SupportEnforcement
Department of Social Services
1575 Sherman St., 2nd Fl.
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Phone: (303)866-5994
Fax: (303)866-2704

Colorado Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway, Ste. 850
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303)894-7499
Joanne Hill, Commnr.

Guide to Colorado Dissolution ofMarriage Forms
Bradford Publishing Company
1743 Wazee St.
Denver, CO 80202
Susan Wendall Whicher, Thomas C. McKee, and Fletcher Newton.1988.

Office of Child Support EnforcementRegional Representative (Colorado)
Federal Bldg., Rm. 924
1961 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: (303)844-5594

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