One of the biggest aspects of obtaining a legal divorce in the state of Colorado is the extensive list of paperwork and forms that need to be completed, signed and processed in a timely manner in order for the dissolution to eventually become official. A brief glance into several of the key documents required will provide you with the insight you need to at least get the ball rolling.
Sworn Financial Statements
One of required forms you will need to fill in and submit on your path towards divorce in Colorado is a sworn financial statement and any applicable supporting documents. Keep in mind that these documents consist of providing a detailed record of income, expenses, stocks, bonds, retirement income as well as property assets and other types of real estate. Each spouse has to complete their own separate financial statements. These documents will need to be notarized and can be used in calculating a settlement and other associated costs and expenses, such as child support and alimony payments.
Child Support Worksheet
Another important form when divorce involves children is the Colorado Guidelines Child Support Worksheet. This is required in order to calculate a recommended amount for child support based on the income and investments of both parents, depending on whether a joint or sole custody arrangement is developed.
Submit All Paperwork to a Notary Public
Keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the different types of paperwork and forms that are required for the divorce process. The vast majority of the forms have to be notarized in order to be considered valid and considered by court. Your attorney will assist you with all forms and paperwork and make sure they get filed correctly.