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    dianagsars is offline Junior Member
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    divorce- when one party won't sign

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    If you get the petition for divorce and give to your spouse and they won't sign it or refuse to divorce. Is there a certain amount of time that the divorce can be granted without one spouses consent? There's no kids or anything involved, just the adults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianagsars View Post
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    If you get the petition for divorce and give to your spouse and they won't sign it or refuse to divorce. Is there a certain amount of time that the divorce can be granted without one spouses consent? There's no kids or anything involved, just the adults.
    That is generally when its time to get yourself an attorney, because you then have a contested divorce rather than an uncontested divorce. However, you can certainly still get divorced.
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    Is there any way around getting an attorney? The person who is in this situation is pretty limited financially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianagsars View Post
    Is there any way around getting an attorney?
    Yes. Get the spouse to agree to a non-contested divorce and sign the documents.

    It IS possible to handle a contested divorce pro se (by yourself), but it's generally a bad idea because it's too easy to mess things up. Spend a week reading this site to see all the disasters that occur because someone wanted to save legal expenses.
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    Here's info on default divorce in CO, along with other helpful topics:

    http://www.coloradodivorcemediation.com/tools/default.asp

    (I have NO affiliation with that site or anyone who works there -- it's just good Colorado info.)
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    Thank you very much. I appreciate your insight.

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