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The Boulder County Combined Court in the 20th Judicial District is the court that handles divorce cases, as well as other family legal issues throughout Boulder County. The main phone number for this Court is (303) 441-3750 and it is located at 1777 6th Street in Boulder.
It depends on your circumstances, needs, and goals. While a lawyer at The Burnham Law Firm can provide more insight regarding when it’s best for you to file to get your case started, in general, it’s advised that you:
Do not wait to file if domestic violence, abuse, or other issues are threatening your safety or the safety of your children. In these situations, emergency protective orders and other measures can be pursued to protect you and your children as you proceed forward.
Take the time necessary to prepare before you proceed with the case. Some of these steps include setting up a bank account in your own name, setting up a P.O. Box, and gathering records regarding your marital property and debts.
To initiate a divorce case in Boulder, you will need to complete the required court forms. The number of forms may vary, depending on whether you and your spouse have children or not. Additional forms and paperwork may be necessary, depending on your needs and situation. You should always consult an attorney before filing on your own.
Once you have filed the required forms and paid the fees, the next step is to provide your spouse with a copy of the divorce petition. Your spouse will then be given 21 days to file a response. The time it takes your spouse to file a response and the nature of that response will influence the next steps in the process.
The cost of a divorce in Boulder depends on the details of a given case and, in particular, factors such as but not necessarily limited to:
In general, the costs can be reduced if or when:
A divorce lawyer at The Burnham Law Firm can offer aggressive and compassionate legal support and representation throughout this difficult phase in your life. By working with us, you can expect our attorneys to provide the following services:
Contact The Burnham Law Firm today and schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.