To be eligible to apply for dissolution of one’s marriage under Colorado Divorce Laws, either of the spouses must have been a resident of the state of
If both spouses agree, then
Mediation or Arbitration
Mediation or Arbitration is another alternative to seeking a divorce action under Colorado Divorce Laws. Arbitration means the involvement of a neutral third-party to decide on the divorce petition. The arbitrator may be selected jointly by both the spouses or appointed by the court. Arbitration method is preferable if the spouses wish to save time and money.
Mediation, on the other hand, is a good alternative to the cumbersome litigation procedure of Colorado Divorce Laws. In mediation, the parties meet in the presence of a neutral third person who assists in negotiating a mutually acceptable solution. One has to clearly understand the distinction between an arbitrator and a mediator. A mediator is not empowered to make decisions about the dispute. He or she will only play the role of a facilitator and put forth to the sparring spouses different solutions.
Granting of Alimony
Alimony will be granted under
The Colorado Divorce Law envisages the custody of the child may be awarded to either parent based on the best interest of the child as per the court’s view. The child’s preference, if the child is sufficiently grown up. The basic considerations will be - the willingness of the parent to assume responsibility for bringing up the child and arrange contact between the child and the other parent. There are also certain other similar parameters the court will apply before granting custody to either parent.