Colorado Divorce Records

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Are Colorado divorce records publicly accessible?

The answer to this question is yes. Divorce records are generally public in Colorado and can be accessed by anyone who has the right to access them. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if the divorce records contain information that would identify a minor child then all the related information is not available to the public.

How to find a divorce record in Colorado?

The first thing you should do is look at the website of the court in Colorado. There you will know whether or not they maintain records of divorce cases online, whether they have the functionality for you to search divorce records in the state, and how you can access these records. Or if you know the county where the divorce took place, you can do that on the county court website.

Here you’ll find the official portals to the Colorado divorce record database:

 

What information does a Colorado divorce record contain?

You’ll see in a Colorado divorce record the basic information related to the divorce, as well as the proof, that is the divorce certificate and decree. These are helpful when you are looking for information about someone’s past. You can find out if they have been married before, when they were divorced, how long their marriages lasted, and how they handled the breakups.

The information available in a divorce record in Colorado can be quite extensive. It will include:

  • Names of the parties to the divorce
  • Date of the divorce decree
  • Property settlements, child custody agreements, if any
 

What are divorce certificates in Colorado?

A divorce certificate in Colorado is a document that shows a marriage has been legally terminated. This certificate shows basic details about the divorce, including the date and place of its occurrence, and the names of the couple. The divorce certificate is issued by the agency that is maintaining the divorce records in the state of Colorado and can only be used as a simple document showing the proof of divorce. Unlike a divorce decree, a divorce certificate in Colorado can only be used for limited purposes, such as inheritance, name change, and getting married.

What are divorce decrees in Colorado?

A divorce decree in Colorado is a legal document that is filed with the court when a marriage has been terminated. There are many factors that contribute to the final terms of a divorce decree, including but not limited to:

  • Child custody arrangements
  • Child support payments
  • Spousal support payments
  • Distribution of property and assets
  • Alimony payments
 

There are a few different ways to access Colorado divorce decrees. One way is to go to the court website and search for them. You can also request them from the clerks by mail, fax, or in person.