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Should You Get a Legal Separation in Colorado?


Use this checklist to see what is best for you.

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                It’s common to think about legal separation instead of divorce.  Divorce seems so harsh, but legal separation somehow seems softer.  This is particularly the case when you want to have a more amicable divorce.  We are very much in support of that, our goal is always to reach agreement through mediation or collaboration.  However, there are costs and benefits for filing for separation instead of divorce.

               Make sure to check out our post “What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?” for more information too, and a handy chart to see the real differences.

Did you know that Colorado is one of the few states that still allows for legal separation?  It’s a blessing and a curse.  It is good for anyone who would benefit from a legal separation, but is a curse because it can make the choice of what to do harder on you.  There are many attorneys in the Denver metro who won’t even do a legal separation.  We here at the Rutherford Law Center do help with legal separation, because we want to support our client at whatever stage they are at in their life.

Use the following checklist to think through if legal separation or divorce is best for you:

Is Legal Separation Right for Me?

At the end of the day, the best way to answer this question is to consult with an attorney who is focused on supporting you based on your goals.  Please Contact Us for a consultation with an attorney.

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