Resuming Colorado Common Law Marriage and Divorce: FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we’ll respond to some more commonly asked questions regarding common law marriage and divorces in Colorado.

Colorado Common Law Marriage and Divorce: More Important Info

Q – What type of “proof” is used to establish that a Colorado common law marriage exists?

Are you wondering how to end a Colorado common law marriage? If so, check out these FAQs. Or contact us today for experienced help resolving your family law issues.

Are you wondering how to end a Colorado common law marriage? If so, check out these FAQs. Or contact us today for experienced help resolving your family law issues.

A – This is a good question because it’s not uncommon for people to dispute whether or not they are in a Colorado common law marriage – especially if that relationship is ending. Some of things that can be used to support the fact that a Colorado common law marriage exists include (but may not be exclusive to):

  • Insurance policy documents, which may list partners as each other’s beneficiaries
  • Tax returns, when a couple files taxes jointly
  • Mortgage loan documents, when a couple purchases a home together.

There can be various other ways to establish that a Colorado common law marriage exists, so it’s best to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer – like Denver Divorce Attorney Bruce H. Rabun – to get more advice (particularly if this conversation relates to the end of your Colorado common law marriage).

Q – What happens when people want to end their Colorado common law marriage?

A – When a Colorado common law marriage exists and people want out of it, they will typically have to proceed through the traditional divorce process. In fact, when it comes to ending a Colorado common law marriage, here’s just a few of the important things you should know:

  • Crucial matters like the division of joint property, support payment obligations and child custody will have to be worked out as you end your Colorado common law marriage.
  • When couples are able to work together and compromise, alternatives like divorce mediation can be efficient, cost-effective ways to end a Colorado common law marriage.
  • Regardless of whether a couple was married by common law or by the traditional marriage process, the divorce process can get ugly and complicated, and having an experienced attorney can be key to a successful resolution.

Q – Can I get a Colorado common law marriage annulled?

A – Not usually. If you are in a Colorado common law marriage, then you will have to go through a traditional divorce proceeding (or a viable alternative) to end your marriage.

Check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important answers about Colorado common law marriage and divorce.

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