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Colorado divorce law & Colorado divorce information - young boy reading the latest news!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 2009 Colorado Divorce Law Filing Fees Increase, 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 twenty one other articles on Colorado divorce law and related topics. Additionally, consider recent posts in our topical Colorado DivorcePoint! divorce law blog.

Colorado Mediation News

new Colorado divorce law articleLearn 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

Recent changes at Colorado Center for Divorce Mediation - 2006, 2007 & 2008Finally, 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.

Colorado Divorce Filing Fees Increase Again

first posted on: 6/20/2003

For a second time this year, filing fees for divorce or legal separation in Colorado have been increased!

In March, 2003, Governor Owens allowed Senate Bill 186 to go into effect without his signature, raising fees fifty per cent - by adding a so-called "stabilization fee" of forty five dollars to Colorado domestic relations (including divorce-related) cases. Effective July 1, 2003, the separate basic statutory fee is itself increased to one hundred thirty dollars.

New Initial Colorado Divorce Filing Fees

Accordingly, this new Colorado law will add another forty dollars ($40) to Colorado court initial filing fees in domestic relations (including divorce-related) cases.

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 one hundred eighty four dollars ($184) in fees and taxes.

Couples filing a Petition for Legal Separation together will now pay a total of one hundred seventy nine dollars ($179) in fees and taxes.

New Modification Filing Fees

Divorced couples or never married parents seeking to modify their earlier Colorado Court orders (concerning any Colorado divorce related issues, including parenting plans or “child custody” matters, or child support or spousal maintenance agreements or prior orders) will continue to pay an additional seventy dollars ($70) in filing.

All new requests for Modification must be accompanied by a total filing fee of ninety dollars ($90) (a 450% increase in fees, from the $20 fee before these two 2003 changes in Colorado divorce law).

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!

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