In Colorado, obtaining a decree of “legal separation” must address the same issues which must be addressed in a decree of dissolution (divorce). Therefore, after a decree of legal separation has been entered, the parties shall be separate people financially except for the responsibilities contained in the decree of legal separation. The parties must complete the same procedural requirements of a dissolution of marriage action. Either party may request a decree of dissolution of marriage after the passage of six months from the entry of the decree of legal separation.
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