Legal Separation vs Divorce

Did you know that in America, one divorce happens every 36 seconds?  If you are trying to decide whether you should get a legal separation vs divorce, understanding the difference can help you decide.  That is why today, we have created this quick guide to help you understand the exact difference between a divorce and a legal…

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There is one significant difference between legal separation and divorce in Colorado: A divorce legally dissolves a marriage, but a legal separation does not. Couples who divorce are free to remarry. Couples who are legally separated are still married to each other, even though they are living independently and have gone their separate ways. Legally…

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You can file for legal separation at the district court in the county where you and your spouse live, or where your spouse lives. Under state law, you must have lived in Colorado for at least 91 days before you can file a petition for your separation. Before you file the paperwork, you might want…

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When couples start to think their marriage is near its end, sometimes they move to separate homes. This physical separation is not a status change in the eyes of the law. Legal separation is a process that recognizes a new marital relationship and allows for continuation of some benefits while officially separating most financial and…

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