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Here, at “The Latest!,” you’ll find the latest news and information regarding Colorado divorce law and other Colorado divorce information or topics of interest to parties considering mediation of their Colorado divorce.

Recent Changes To Colorado Divorce Laws

See especially our articles on 2008 Changes to Colorado Child Support Laws, the simplified and streamlined 2006 Sworn Financial Statement forms, and our feature on the major 2005 changes to Colorado divorce law, process and forms. We have also recently updated our Colorado child custody and visitation relocation law article.

We currently host 21 other articles on Colorado divorce law and related topics. Additionally, consider recent posts in our topical Colorado DivorcePoint! divorce law blog.

Colorado Mediation News

Learn about the new Colorado Mediation Association or “theMAC” in our article 2011 Colorado Mediators Organization Rebrands as the “Colorado Mediation Association!” (The old Colorado Council of Mediators — CCMO — is no more.)

Evolution Of Our Divorce Mediation Process

Finally, consider articles regarding changes at our office in 2006 (the substitution of old-style flip-charts with mediators’ client-side large LCD displays), in 2007 (additional new mediators’ technology and tools), and our plans for the future — as we continue to innovate our Colorado family and divorce mediation process.

Colorado Divorce Law Updates

Visit us again for new articles as the divorce laws of Colorado and federal and Colorado tax laws change.

New Initial Colorado Divorce Filing Fees

Colorado divorce filing fees laws change

As of July 1, 2007, Colorado divorce laws have again raised filing fees in all Colorado divorce and family law cases.

Total filing fees (with taxes, so-called “stabilization fees” and court security fees) for pleadings that commence a new Colorado divorce or family law case are now:

Type of Family Law Case Filing Fee ($)
Colorado divorce
(dissolution of marriage)
$194
Colorado legal separation
or annulment (declaration of invalidity)
$189
Colorado child custody
allocation of parental responsibilities
$186

As a result, Colorado couples filing their Petition for Dissolution (Divorce) together with both parties signing a single pleading as “Co-Petitioners” (as our mediation clients generally do) will now pay a total of $194 in fees and taxes. Couples filing a Petition for Legal Separation together will now pay a total of $189 in fees and taxes.

New Divorce And Family Law Modification Filing Fees

The new 2007 Colorado divorce laws also increase filing fees for motions to modify or change previous Colorado family law or divorce orders. Sometimes called “post-decree” or “after divorce” motions, these include requests of the court to modify child support, spousal maintenance, parenting time and allocation of parental responsibilities.

Colorado family law courts are now required by Colorado law to charge a $95 filing fee in these divorce or family law cases.

New Divorce Orders’ Certification Fees

Ordinary copying fees remain fixed at 75 cents per page ($1.50, if double-sided), but certification of any court document has been raised to $15.

Also, see our “Spotlight” or other feature articles, where we discuss in detail other Colorado legal, procedural (including divorce law and family mediation) or parenting topics. Presently, we look in depth at:

An additional highly recommended resource for Colorado divorce law information is Colorado Springs, Colorado family lawyer Carl Graham’s Colorado Divorce and Family Law Guide.

Return to home, or for other news articles on Colorado divorce law and Colorado mediation issues, return to the index to our site’s Colorado divorce law information and mediation news – The Latest!