How Much Does It Cost to Get Divorced in Colorado?

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How Much Does It Cost to Get Divorced in Colorado?

Divorce can be a stressful and emotionally taxing process, and the financial costs can be daunting. In Colorado, the cost of a divorce depends on several factors, such as how the parties divide property, custody issues, if attorneys are involved, and whether the divorce is contested.


The typical cost of filing divorce papers in Colorado is no less than $400 and can reach up to several thousand dollars. If you decide to hire an attorney, the fees for legal representation typically start at about $200-400 an hour and can increase depending on the complexity of the case. Contested divorces generally cost more than uncontested divorces, which can be settled quickly and efficiently between the parties.


Although filing fees vary slightly from county to county in Colorado, an uncontested divorce usually starts at about $200. Attorney’s fees are additional and can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000 or more. For a contested divorce, filing fees can reach up to $800, and attorney’s fees for legal representation can reach $10,000 or more, depending on how complex the case is and if it goes to trial. 


Divorce, or Dissolution of Marriage, in Colorado also includes additional costs, such as court costs, financial requirements, and even couples counseling sessions. Financial requirements can include alimony, spousal support, and division of assets and debts. Court costs are additional and often include fees associated with trial proceedings, as well as filing and service fees.


Navigating the divorce process in Colorado can be overwhelming and expensive. It is important to be aware of the costs associated with divorce before entering into the process. A consultation with a qualified family law attorney can provide more clarity when it comes to the cost of divorce.


Our experienced team of family law attorneys would be happy to assist you with your upcoming or current divorce. Contact the Drake Law Firm today by giving us a call at 303-261-8111.

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