A lot of people have their own preconceived notions about the issues in connection with a divorce in Colorado. Some people believe various things about property division and spousal support that are usually not true (such as the idea that one spouse will automatically receive 1/2 of the other spouse’s income). A lot of people believe that certain issues are very relevant to a divorce when they are not (such as the fact that a spouse will be penalized for his or her infidelity). Some things apply to other states but not in Colorado.
It is important to talk to an attorney about the issues you may face in a divorce case. People can get divorced without an attorney. The system is set up to help people do that. But there’s a great risk in doing that, that you might actually be very ill-informed about very basic rules and concepts that apply to a divorce or family law case in Colorado.