Colorado Divorce Financial Analysts
How Much Will It Cost?

The cost of your divorce in Colorado depends primarily upon the complexity of your financial situation and the ability or inability for you and your spouse to work together to agree to the terms of your settlement.

For complex divorces, the cost is generally higher for families with:

  • A wide variety of financial assets
  • Multiple secured and unsecured debts
  • Pension plans and other types of retirement assets
  • Closely held businesses
  • Extensive disagreements over parental responsibilities

These and other types of conflicts may require more time, and possibly more information, to work through and come to a mutual agreement.

In Colorado, the majority of couples go through the divorce process pro se, meaning without legal representation. Because the parties are entering into a contractual agreement, obtaining financial guidance before agreements are finalized is critical.

The fees you may incur could include:

  • Court filing fees
  • Mediation and/or fees for divorce financial consultation
  • Business and property valuations, if pertinent
  • Agreement review by attorneys
  • Preparation of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, if dividing pensions and some retirement plans

The cost of your Colorado divorce depends on the amount of time the professional is working with you on your case, both in meetings, in the analysis of financial data and in drafting the final Agreement. Higher conflict and more complex cases will require more time.

While it may be difficult to estimate what your particular divorce will cost, working with a mediator and/or a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst will be a fraction of the cost as compared to a case litigated in court.