Colorado Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the initial document filed with the Colorado court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

The only grounds for dissolution of marriage in Colorado is based on the court finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This means that the marital relationship is no longer able to continue due to marital discord and/or marital conflict. (Colorado Statutes - Article 10 - Sections: 14-10-106)

Every dissolution of marriage case that is filed in the state of Colorado must declare the grounds in which the dissolution of marriage is to be granted. The grounds for dissolution of marriage must be substantiated with evidence or testimony otherwise the court may dismiss the case. When you are petitioning the court for a dissolution of marriage, or agreeing to a dissolution of marriage, make sure that you completely understand the grounds and any potential legal repercussions. If you would like to learn more about the Colorado grounds, visit the Colorado state statutes located at: