Aurora, CO asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: How to properly fill out divorce petition.

I am looking at part 19 which states "I/We ask that the court enters orders regarding the -status of the marriage, -maintenance, - division of property and debts, -restoration of the previous name of the party, or -and any other necessary orders. At this point I do not know what we will agree on so how should I properly check this form. If I don't check anything at this point will the court step in later on in the process if we cannot agree on a certain issue?

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John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You should check anything which you may want to request. You do not need to have an agreement at this time. For instance, you should check "maintenance" if you have any possibility of requesting maintenance as part of the divorce.

Stephen J. Plog
Stephen J. Plog
Answered
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Presuming you are filing the case on your own, or even if jointly, you should check every box in the petition that relates to anything you may need resolved in the case.

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