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Denver District Court Pro Se/Self-Help Center

Now Offering: Virtual Family Law Ask-a-Lawyer Clinic. Get your divorce and child custody questions answered by a volunteer lawyer. Click here for details.

 

Do you have questions regarding a family law case? Do you need assistance filing out forms or deciding what forms are best for your situation? Call or email to make a video or phone appointment with a Self-Help Litigant Coordinator to go over your questions and forms. Click here to access a copy of our appointment flyer.

 

Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and Court Operations:

Denver District Court has currently reduced operations and staff in order to provide only essential court services through May 15, 2020 and reduce in person appearances in criminal, civil and domestic relations matters.  Any notice regarding closures or change to business hours will be updated here. At this time, the best way to contact the Self-Help Resource Center is to email denverdistrictselfhelp@judicial.state.co.us or call 303-606-2442.

The 2nd Judicial District is requesting that you PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE COURTHOUSES, PROBATION OR PRETRIAL LOCATIONS if any of the following apply:

(1) you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (“Novel Coronavirus”) and you have not received a subsequent test confirming that you are currently virus-free;

(2) you have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past fourteen days;

(3) you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.

If you are represented by an attorney, please contact your attorney to file a request for continuance or to appear by telephone.  If you are not represented by an attorney, please contact the District Court Clerk’s Office at (303) 606-2300.

If you are subpoenaed as a witness in a case, please contact the attorney or party issuing the subpoena to explain the circumstances and discuss the options available.  

For additional Colorado Judicial Branch updates, you can also follow @CoCourts on Twitter.

 

Aviso sobre el COVID-19 (“nuevo coronavirus”) y la manera en que operarán los tribunales durante este tiempo: 

Los tribunales y el Departamento de Libertad Condicional proporcionan al público servicios importantes e indispensables y nos esforzaremos por seguir operando como lo hacemos normalmente en la mayor medida de lo posible. A continuación están  las medidas implementadas para responder a las inquietudes del publico con respecto a COVID-19.

El 2ndo Distrito Judicial solicita que NO VAYA AL TRIBUNAL, AL DEPARTAMENTO DE LIBERTAD CONDICIONAL (PROBATION) NI AL DEPARTAMENTO DE SERVICIOS PREPROCESALES (PRETRIAL SERVICES) si: 

(1) recibió un diagnóstico positivo de COVID-19 ("nuevo coronavirus") y no se le ha realizado una prueba posterior que confirme que actualmente ya no lo tiene más; 

(2) estuvo en contacto directo con alguien que recibió un diagnóstico positivo de COVID-19 dentro de los últimos catorce días; 

(3) tiene fiebre, tos, dificultad para respirar o cualquier otro síntoma de enfermedades respiratorias. 

En el caso de tener un abogado, comuníquese con el mismo para presentar una solicitud de aplazamiento o una comparecencia vía telefónica. Si no tiene abogado por favor contacte a la Oficina de la secretaria de Denver al (303) 606-2300.  

Para mas informacion acerca de las noticias y actualizaciones  del Poder Judicial de Colorado puede seguir @CoCourts en Twitter.

 


 

1437 Bannock Street, Room 281

Denver, Colorado 80202

(303) 606-2442

Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 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 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 Pro Se 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.

 

Free Childcare during Court Business

Court is not a comfortable environment for young children, and therefore are not allowed in the Courtrooms or in the Pro Se Center at Denver District Court.  For your convenience, the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center, located at 520 West Colfax Avenue, Room 1F, Denver, Colorado 80202, provides free childcare for those who have business with Denver District Court, or Denver County Court.  For more information, please click here.

DOMESTIC LEGAL RESOURCES AND REFERRALS

CLINICS

Name

Address

Phone Number

Hours

Ask a Lawyer

1437 Bannock St.

Room 281

303.606.2442

1st Thursday of every month

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Legal Night at Mi Casa

 

*Spanish speaking attorneys*

345 S. Grove Street

303.573.1302

2nd Tuesday of every month

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

**By Appointment Only**

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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Free Legal Clinic

1717 E. Colfax Avenue

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 11:30am

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

LawLine 9

Call into Channel 9

303.698.0999

303.860.1115

Every Wednesday

4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

303.863.7233 (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

1200 Federal Boulevard

Denver: 720.944.2960

Customer Service

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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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