Concluding our blog series Colorado Common Law Marriage and Divorce: FAQs, below, more questions will be answered.

Colorado Common Law Marriage and Divorce: More Important Answers

Q – Will I be able to get/have to pay spousal support in my Colorado common law divorce?

These FAQs about Colorado common law marriage and divorce provide some helpful info. Contact us for the best Colorado divorce representation.

These FAQs about Colorado common law marriage and divorce provide some helpful info. Contact us for the best Colorado divorce representation.

A – It depends on your situation. As with divorce for traditionally married people, divorce for people in a Colorado common law marriage will require that couples either:

  • Agree on spousal support payment obligations (or agree that no spousal support should be paid); or
  • Have these matters decided on by the courts.

When left up to the courts to handle, the following are just some of the factors that will be considered when evaluating whether or award spousal support (and, if so, how much and for how long):

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The financial resources each party has
  • The health of each party
  • The ability of a partner who is unemployed to earn a living in the future.

Q – What about child support obligations?

A – Similar to our answer above, when it comes to child support – whether or not your marriage was a Colorado common law marriage versus a traditional marriage won’t matter when you are going through a divorce.

What will matter, instead, will be whether you and your ex can agree on these obligations. This is because, if you can’t, then the courts will have to decide what these payment obligations will be moving forward.

Q – Do I need a lawyer to help me end my Colorado common law marriage?

A – You do if you are serious about protecting your rights and interests while obtaining the best possible outcomes to this divorce process. The facts of the matter are that:

  • Even the most straightforward or “easy” divorce cases can quickly get complicated and difficult, especially when sensitive issues or details about the relationship are discussed.
  • The way you end your Colorado common law marriage can be crucial to your future.
  • Having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side during the process can help you assert your interests and resolve your divorce as favorably as possible.

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