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JDF 1102 – Completing The Summons For Dissolution Of Marriage or Legal Separation

During the Colorado divorce process, the JDF 1102 – Summons For Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation is one of the first forms to be completed. In Colorado, those seeking a divorce or legal separation that are not filing jointly with their spouse must complete the JDF 1102 summons for divorce or legal separation. This article provides insight into this form as well as a link to download it.

What Is 
The JDF 1102?

This is the document that accompanies your petition. It informs you that a case has been opened with your local district court and requires a response within 21 days if you were served in Colorado or within 35 days if you were served outside of Colorado or if you were served by publication. It is important to note that this form is not necessary if you and your spouse sign the JDF 1101 Petition for Divorce or Legal Separation together.

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What Is The Difference Between A Divorce
And Legal Separation In Colorado? 

Many people confuse legal separation and divorce.  But there’s a considerable difference between these two legal terms. Both options serve to separate couples in a marriage, and both options are enforceable by the courts, but only one choice permanently ends a marriage.

Simply put, legal separation physically divides the marital estate without ending the marriage.  Divorce divides the estate and permanently ends the marriage.

The simple act of moving out of the marital home isn’t enough to constitute a legal separation. A Colorado judge needs to rule on a separation to make it binding.

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By: MFL Team

Posted November 23, 2022


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