|Registering an Out of State Divorce Decree|
These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney.
This information provides a guide to the process and forms necessary to file/register a foreign decree in Colorado. DO NOT USE THESE INSTRUCTIONS, if you wish to register/modify/enforce your foreign support order (§14-5-601 - 615, C.R.S.) or seek to register/modify a foreign order regarding child-custody determination (§14-13-305, C.R.S.)
Once a foreign decree is registered and no objection is made by the other party, you have completed the first required step prior to filing any motions to modify or enforce the decrees, judgments, and orders of the other state. Prior to filing any motions, you may wish to seek the advice of an attorney as these matters can be complicated.We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time. All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S.
Sections with Spanish Forms
JDF 1215 - Evaluation of a Foreign Decree, a Foreign Custody Determination, and a Foreign Support Order Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 12/13 JDF 1220 - Instructions to File a Foreign Decree Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 09/14 Forms
JDF 1000 - Case Information Sheet Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 11/16 JDF 1221 - Petition to Register Foreign Decree (Please file with JDF 1000) Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/13 JDF 1222 - Summons for Registration of Foreign Decree Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 08/14 JDF 1222(a) - Waiver and Acceptance of Service Download PDF Download Word Document 08/14 JDF 1222(b) - Return of Service Download PDF Download Word Document 08/14 JDF 1223 - Order to Confirm Foreign Decree Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/13 If you would like to provide comments about this site, please contact us. Please note - By law, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you need additional assistance or forms that are not provided on this site, you may wish to consult an attorney.