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Denver District Court Pro Se/Self-Help Center

FREE Virtual Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic! This service is by appointment only and consists of a 15 to 30 minute consultation. Click here for more information about scheduling an appointment.

 

 You may verify your court date and whether you are expected to appear in person or virtually here. 

 

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE COURTHOUSE if:

  1. You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.  

  2. You are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.


 

1437 Bannock Street, Room 281, Denver, Colorado 80202

Call us at 303-606-2442

Email us at DenverDistrictSelfHelp@judicial.state.co.us 

Hours:

Monday – Friday from 8:00am - 4:00 pm 


Court staff CANNOT provide legal advice or representation of any kind.

Forms for use in DENVER ONLY

CJD 13-01 & NOTICE TO SELF-REPRESENTED LITGANTS, available here.

The Denver District Court Pro Se Center helps with the following case types:

  • Domestic Cases (divorce, legal separation, invalidity/annulment, custody), and
  • Civil Petitions to Seal Criminal Records/Convictions.

 

To begin a divorce, the following forms are required (instructions can be found here):

  • Case Information Sheet – JDF 1000,
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage – JDF 1101, and
  • Summons for Dissolution of Marriage – JDF 1102.

            **More forms will be required after beginning your divorce case.**

 

To begin a custody case, the following forms are required (instructions can be found here):

  • Case Information Sheet – JDF 1000,
  • Petition for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities – JDF 1413, and
  • Summons for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities – JDF 1414.

            **More forms will be required after beginning your custody case.**

For instructions to seal arrest and criminal records (other than convictions), click here.

For instructions to seal arrest records when no charges filed, click here.

For instructions to seal criminal convictions, click here.

For a listing of Court-Approved Parenting Classes for Denver District Court, click here.

 

Other useful information:

  1. Supervised Visitation Facilities
  2. List of Attorneys offering discounted rates and unbundled services
  3. Child Support/Maintenance Calculator
  4. Helpful Resources 

The Self-Help Center also assists litigants with paperwork throughout the life of their domestic case as well as after final orders have been entered. If you have a domestic case in Denver District Court and are unsure about what you can file, have a question about the form(s) you are filling out, or need to gain a general understanding of what options are available to you, please come in to our center, we are happy to help. Please keep in mind however, that the Denver District Pro Se Center DOES NOT provide assistance with civil matters (other than Petitions to Seal Criminal and Conviction Records). Limited information regarding residential foreclosures can be found here. For all other civil matters, you may use the resources available at the Supreme Court Law Library located in the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center at 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver CO.

 

Childcare during Court Business

Court is not a comfortable environment for young children, and therefore are not allowed in the Courtrooms or in the Self-Help Center at Denver District Court. Please do not bring children with you when visiting the court.

DOMESTIC LEGAL RESOURCES AND REFERRALS

CLINICS

Name

Address

Phone Number

Hours

Ask a Lawyer

The clinic is virtual by video or phone. Please do not come to the courthouse.

Please call (303) 606-2442 or email DenverDistrictSelfhelp@judicial.state.co.us

for clinic dates and hours. 

Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego

 

*Spanish speaking attorneys*

2830 Lawrence Street

303.295.9470

 

1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Family Law Clinic

Office of Economic Development

1200 Federal Boulevard, Room 1018

 

3rd Tuesday of every month

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

New Families New Futures

 

Video series

http://www.newfamiliesnewfuture.org

Always available online

 

Colorado Legal Help Center

 

www.coloradolegalhelpcenter.us

Always available online

 

REFERRAL AGENCIES

Project Safeguard

www.psghelps.org

*Domestic Violence Victims*

Denver County Court, Room 177

720.865.9159 (Denver County ONLY)

Toll Free 888.SAFEGUARD

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Legal Service (CLS)

And

Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)

*Must meet Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines*

1905 Sherman St, Suite 400

 

303.837.1313

Walk-In Intake Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Colorado Supreme Court Library

Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center

2 East 14th Avenue

720.625.5100

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Child Support Enforcement

www.childsupport.state.co.us

Child Support Services Brochure

Child Support Service Brochure Spanish

2929 W 10th Ave, Denver, CO

Denver: 720.944.2960

Customer Service

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Family Support Registry

 

*Check on Payments

Make Payments over the Phone*

303.299.9123

1.800.374.6558 (Long Distance)

Send payments through mail to:

Family Support Registry

P.O. Box 2171

Denver, CO 80201-2171

Denver Department of Human Services

Customer Service: 720.944.3666

Child Abuse Hotline: 720.944.3000

 

 

Additional resources available at: http://www.cobar.org/Portals/dba/repository/legalresourcedirectory.pdf

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