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Limited Options for Colorado Spouses Not Wanting Divorce

Colorado is a no-fault state and couples can get divorced for any reason so long as one person feels the marriage is irretrievably broken. There is no requirement that one person cheats on the other or that domestic violence is involved. If your spouse has filed for divorce and you do not want to get divorced, you have limited options.

What Can You do if You Don’t Want a Divorce?

Some couples seek a court order for marriage counseling; however, this is not common because the courts do not typically like to make such an order. Other couples fight about whether or not the marriage is irretrievably broken. This could lead to a court hearing on whether or not the marriage is broken including testimony from the spouse filing for divorce about why they no longer wish to be married. Again, this course of action is not common because most people do not want to sit through a court hearing where their spouse talks about all the reasons they do not love them anymore.

The most common route divorcing spouses take in this situation is to continue with the case and try to talk the spouse filing for divorce out of seeing the case through finalization. If both parties agree, you can dismiss the divorce case any time before the divorce is final.

Posted January 07, 2015
by: MFL Team

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